"[Lot of 2] Outline Map of Parts of Southern California & South-Western Nevada, Showing the Relative Areas of Drainage… [and] Map of Parts of California, Nevada, Arizona and Utah Traversed in 1891 by the Death Valley Expedition",
Subject: Southwestern United States
Period: 1876-92 (dated)
Color: Printed Color
1) Outline Map of Parts of Southern California & South-Western Nevada, Showing the Relative Areas of Drainage… , Lt. George Wheeler, 1876, (19 x 14.5"). This interesting map is separated into three regions; Coast Drainage, Great Valley Drainage, and the Interior Basin. Several railroads are shown including the Visalia Div. S.P.R.R., which runs down the Great Valley Drainage past Tulare Lake. The Southern Pacific RR is complete about half way to Yuma. The Old Salt Lake Road runs northwest out of Los Angeles through a tiny Las Vegas. A little marginal toning and hint of toning along a fold.
2) Map of Parts of California, Nevada, Arizona and Utah Traversed in 1891 by the Death Valley Expedition, Norris Peters Co., 1892, (27.5 x 17"). This map illustrates the routes of botanists Frederick Coville and Frederick Funston, precisely delineated by different red overprinted lines. The map extends as far south as Santa Monica and San Bernardino, north to Antioch and Lodi and east to Virginia City and Toquerville in Utah. San Jose, Jackson, San Simeon, Los Angeles are located; the Atlantic and Pacific, and the Southern Railways are shown. Coville was a botanist whose field work included the Geological Survey of Arkansas, 1888; the Death Valley Expedition, 1891; and the Harriman Alaska Expedition, 1899. He was instrumental in the establishment of the National Arboretum in 1927. In 1890, Funston, a Medal of Honor recipient, joined the Department of Agriculture. He was immediately part of an expedition to the Dakota badlands. The following year he worked as a botanist on this expedition. Some light fold toning and lower left corner trimmed, well away from map image. (B+)
See individual descriptions. Both folding as issued.