Lot 1033: William A Jones REPORT UPON THE RECONNAISSANCE OF NORTHWESTERN WYOMING INCLUDING YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK 1875 Antique American Travel & Exploration Fold-Out Plates Maps Tables Westward Expansion Manifest Destiny
October 22, 2016
Freeville, NY, USALive Auction
Title: Report upon the Reconnaissance of Northwestern Wyoming, Including Yellowstone National Park, Made in the Summer of 1873
Author: William A. Jones
Publisher: Government Printing Office
Printing Information: Second Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: vi/331 pages plus 55 folding maps/plates & 2 folding tables
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.5"
Book Details: An important early report on surveys in Wyoming and the Yellowstone basin. "Particularly valuable to a student of the early trails ... The large number of sketch maps ... comprise a most detailed itinerary map" (Wheat). Notable for the report of Jones' discovery of Togwotee Pass, the southern route out of the Yellowstone Basin.
Howes J245; Wheat, Transmississippi West V:298; Goetzmann, Exploration and Empire, p. 411
Condition / Notes: This is the second expanded edition of this work. The antique volume is bound in the publisher's cloth covers with stamped gilt lettering on the spine. There is light external rubbing and toning. The front hinge is cracked. An armorial bookplate is affixed to the front pastedown. The pages show light age toning and occasional spotting/foxing, mostly in the margins. The work is profusely illustrated with 55 folding maps and plates, plus two folding tables. There are some tears and separations to the foldouts.
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