Auction 96, Lot 579

"Mapping the Transmississippi West...1540-1861", Wheat, Carl I.

Subject: Cartographic Reference

Period: 1957-63 (published)

Publication: The Institute of Historical Cartography


10 x 14.5 inches
25.4 x 36.8 cm

Carl Wheat's monumental work on western cartography. First edition (limited to 1,000), 5 volumes in 6, including the desirable Volume One printed by Grabhorn Press. Illustrated throughout with facsimile maps, many folding and colored, finely printed by Charles R. Wood and Associates. Considered the definitive work detailing the mapping of the American West. Small folio, tan buckram boards, green gilt-lettered spine. $3,500 RESERVE.


Condition: A+

Estimate: $4,000 - $4,500


Closed on 9/12/2001