Of a Journey from the Mississippi to the Coasts of the Pacific with a United States Government Expedition. With an Introduction by Alexander Von Humboldt
Beautiful Early Color Views and Map from Artist and Topographer Mollhausen
Very Important early exploration of the West with early chromolithograph plates of the Southwest. Folding handsome map of the1853-54 expedition from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean. Author Baldwin Mollhausen served on the 1853-54 expedition as topographical draftsman and naturalist. Mollhausen made three visits to Western America: 1849-52, 1853-54; and 1857-58. On the second trip he accompanied the Whipple Expedition as artist and naturalist and a number of the plates in the
Whipple report were lithographed from his drawings. On his third visit he traveled with Ives on the Colorado River expedition and his sketches are also lithographed therein. The handsome map illustrates the route of the expedition from Fort Smith, Arkansas, through the Indian territories in the Southwest to California.
London: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, & Roberts, 1858. First English Edition of a highly important account of the explorations in the American West and of Indian life. With an introduction by Alexander Von Humboldt. Octavo, Two Volumes in original binding, 2 volumes: 956 pages total, (1), 352 (2), 397, 1 folding map outlined in color, 11 chromolithograph plates & 12 woodcuts all in Fine condition.
Beautiful chromolithograph views of: “Chiefs of the Ottoe Tribe”, “Camp of the Kiowa”, “Zuni, New Mexico”, and others. Presented in original half-bound polished calf over marbled paper boards. Gilt tooled spines with original Moroccan leather spine labels, matching endpapers and all edges. Very slight wear to edges else Fine.
Wheat, Trans-Mississippi West, 4: map 956
Important Two Volume Set in Original Binding