Auction 137, Lot 255

"[Lot of 5] Goshoot Passage [and] Valley of the Humboldt River at Lassens Meadow [and] Valley of the Mud Lakes [and] Madelin Pass [and] Northern Slopes of the Sierra Nevada", U.S. Railroad Surveys

Subject: Western United States

Period: 1861 (published)

Publication: U.S.P.R.R. Exp. & Surveys - 41st Parallel

Color: Black & White

30 x 5 inches
76.2 x 12.7 cm

These five beautiful steel engraved views are the result of surveys for potential railway routes conducted between the Mississippi River and the Pacific Ocean in 1854. Numerous landmarks are identified in each view. Based on drawings from W. Egloffstein, the views were engraved by C. Schumann and published by Selmar Siebert in Washington, D.C.


Condition: B+

Issued folding, with faint toning along some folds and a few fold separations in blank margins, far from images. Binding holes at far left in blank margin.

Estimate: $250 - $350


Closed on 9/14/2011