DELLENBAUGH, Frederick Samuel (1853-1935)

DELLENBAUGH, Frederick Samuel (1853-1935)

$750.00Price
The Grand Canyon of Arizona Through the Stereoscope. The Underwood Patent Map System Combined With Eighteen Original Stereoscopic Photographs. Text by Dellenbaugh with Eighteen Early 20th Century Views of the Grand Canyon
In 1871, John Wesley Powell appointed seventeen year-old Frederick Samuel Dellenbaugh as artist and assistant topographer for his second expedition down the Colorado River.
  • Dellenbaugh, Frederick Samuel (1853-1935)

     

    The Underwood Patent Map System Combined With Eighteen Original Stereoscopic Photographs

     

    Text by Dellenbaugh with Eighteen Early 20th Century Views of the Grand Canyon

     

    In 1871, John Wesley Powell appointed seventeen year-old Frederick Samuel Dellenbaugh as artist and assistant topographer for his second expedition down the Colorado River.

     

    The expedition embarked at Green River, Wyoming, and passed the winter of 1871-72 at Kanab, Utah. In the spring and summer of 1872, Dellenbaugh explored north of Kanab through Potato Valley and helped discover the Escalante River. The expedition continued on to the Aquarius Plateau and the Henry Mountains and traveled through the Upper Grand Canyon until Powell called a halt at Kanab Creek due to dangerous currents.

     

    Following the expedition, Dellenbaugh traveled in the West, lived with the Hopi Indians, and studied painting in France. He settled in New York where he wrote and lectured about the West. In 1899, he served as artist on E. H. Harriman's expedition to Alaska and Siberia. In later years he continued to travel, served as librarian to the National Geographic Society, and founded the Explorer's Club. Dellenbaugh published The Romance of the Colorado River in 1902 and A Canyon Voyage, which described the second Powell expedition, in 1908.

     

    New York and London, 1908, 64 pages complete with map on rear board. Complete with eighteen stereoscopic photographs on stiff mounts in a chemise slipcase. Original brown ribbed cloth with gilt titles to front board as well as spine of case. The images are keyed to the folding map providing the arm chair traveler an unparallel view of one of the wonders of the world. Booklet is in English. There is an explanation of each view on the back of every card. Interestingly the title of each view has been translated into French, German, Spanish, Swedish and Cyrillic.

     

    Also included are seven various additional Grand Canyon views from Underwood and Underwood. These images are from the same era and provide additional panoramas.

     

    Superb collection of Twenty-Five Grand Canyon Images in Fine Condition