Auction 170, Lot 226

"[Lot of 4] Views Looking East and South from Mt. Trumbull [and] Views from Mt. Trumbull and Mt. Emma [and] Views of the Marble Canon Platform from the Eastern Brink of the Kaibab [and] Looking Up the Toroweap from Vulcan's Throne", Dutton, Clarence Edward

Subject: Grand Canyon, Arizona

Period: 1882 (published)


Color: Printed Color

30.3 x 17.6 inches
77 x 44.7 cm

These attractive, large plates were issued in the quarto edition of Clarence Dutton's Atlas to Accompany the Monograph on the Tertiary History of the Grand Canon District - one of the most important works on the region ever produced. While the atlas includes 12 geological maps, it is probably best known for the stunning illustrations by William H. Holmes, whose initials can be seen in the lower left corner of each of the four sheets in this lot. Of particular visual interest is the Views Looking East and South from Mt. Trumbull with the Grand Canyon prominently shown in the background.

Clarence Dutton started working for the U.S. Geological Survey in 1875 and is best known for his explorations in the Colorado Plateau Province (roughly centered on the four corners region). He wrote several important papers over his career including works on the Grand Canyon, the high plateaus of Utah, as well as the Charleston earthquake of 1886.


Condition: B

Issued folding and now flattened and professionally backed with heavy tissue to reinforce and repair a number of fold separations. There is light toning along the fold lines. Two sheets are "B" condition and the other two are "B+" condition.

Estimate: $400 - $475

Sold for: $250

Closed on 11/14/2018