Auction 97, Lot 602

"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. Original prospectus taped to endpaper of Volume I. $3,000 RESERVE


Condition: A

Corners rubbed with a few starting to fray. Tape burn on endpaper of Vol. I. Contents overall very good.

Estimate: $3,750 - $4,000


Closed on 12/5/2001