Auction 136, Lot 258

"Reports upon archaeological and ethnological collections from vicinity of Santa Barbara, California, and from ruined pueblos of Arizona and New Mexico, and certain interior tribes", U.S. Geographical Survey

Subject: United States - Southwestern

Period: 1879 (published)


Color: Printed Color

9.5 x 12 inches
24.1 x 30.5 cm

This book is Volume VII - Archaeology from reports upon U.S. Geographical Surveys West of the One Hundredth Meridian, Frederick W. Putnam. It contains reports on archeological collections from Chumash Indians of Southern California and pueblo ruins of New Mexico and Arizona, including short reports on Acoma, Taos, San Juan, Zuni, and ruins at Chaco Canyon, Aztec, and Rio Chama. The frontispiece is a beautiful chromolithograph of a sacred dance at the Zuni Pueblo by H.J. Morgan. The book includes a full-page map titled Sketch Map Showing Localities of Ancient Mounds and Burial Places; on the South California Coast, & Outlying Islands. The 20 other plates show photographs of various stone implements, beads, woven fabrics, and other items crafted by the Indian tribes. Also featured is a photograph of ruins in Canyon DeChelly, by Timothy O'Sullivan. 4to, 498 pp, 20 plates, 135 text cuts, and an appendix of Indian vocabularies revised and prepared by Albert S. Gatschet. Rebound in half calf and maroon cloth, with gilt lettering and bands on spine.


Condition: B+

Some damp staining in lower right corners of some plates and text. Binding is near fine.

Estimate: $200 - $300

Sold for: $150

Closed on 6/1/2011