Maps and Descriptions of Routes of Exploration in Alaska in 1898 with General Information Concerning the Territory
Important 19th Century Information about Alaska Geology, Climate and Natural Resource Information including Gold, Timber and Coal
Senate Document Number 172, 55the Congress Third Session, Department of the Interior, United States Geological Survey, Printed by the United States Geological Survey, Washington D.C. 1899, 138 pages plus 10 folding maps. Octavo in very clean original green cloth, blind stamped rule, spine lettered in gilt. Near Fine with No previous owner bookplate or writing, Maps are as new.
Significant mapping of Alaska at the time of the gold rush. Six expeditions are described which maps serve to illustrate. Pages 85 to 138 provides general information concerning the territory.
The maps are:
A General Chart of Alaska
Sushitna River and Adjacent Territory
Head waters of Skwentna and Kuskwim Rivers
Middle Kuskokwim River, South to Bristol Bay and Togiak River
Lower Kuskowim and Kanektok Rivers
Knik Arm to Tanana River via Matanuska and Delta Rivers
Cooper River and Klutena Lake
Prince William Sound
Tanana and White Rivers
Forty Mile Quadrangle
The last map is in color, the others are black and white, most quite large. Important Special Reports on the Sushitna and Kuskokwim, White River, Fortymile expeditions. Reports on Resurrection Bay area, William Sound and Copper River, and Yukon District.
Ten Fantastic Large Format Maps of Alaska