Lot 1211: John Mullan REPORT ON THE CONSTRUCTION OF A MILITARY ROAD FROM FORT WALLA-WALLA TO FORT BENTON 1863 Antique American Exploration Color Plates Fold-Out Maps Decorative Binding
by National Book Auctions
October 22, 2016
Freeville, NY, USALive Auction
Title: Report on the Construction of a Military Road from Fort Walla-Walla to Fort Benton.
Author: John Mullan - John Mullan, Jr. (July 31, 1830 – December 28, 1909) was an American soldier, explorer, civil servant, and road builder. After graduating from the United States Military Academy in 1852, he joined the Northern Pacific Railroad Survey, led by Isaac Stevens. He extensively explored western Montana and portions of southeastern Idaho, discovered Mullan Pass, and led the construction crew which built the Mullan Road in Montana, Idaho, and Washington state between the spring of 1859 and summer 1860. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Publisher: Government Printing Office
City: Washington, D.C.
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 363 pages plus errata leaf & 4 fold-out maps
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.75"
Book Details: Mullan was placed in charge of selecting a wagon route (now commonly called the Mullan Road) between Fort Benton and Fort Walla Walla in Washington. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Condition / Notes: This antique volume has been handsomely rebound in half-leather with marbled paper covers. There is stamped gilt lettering on the spine. The exterior is in excellent condition. The binding is solid. The book is adorned with marbled endpapers. This volume lacks the title page, and pages 1-2 are offered in facsimile. The pages show mild age toning. The work is profusely illustrated with seven color plates and one amber plate. The work contains four large fold-out maps: three bound in, and a fourth in a pocket at the end of the text.
The book is protected by a clear mylar dust jacket.
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