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Annual Report Upon the Geographical Surveys of the Territory of the United States West of the 100th Meridian [plus] Topographical and Land Classification Atlas Sheets, U. S. Geographical Surveys West of the 100th Meridian, 1879 (map Portfolio atlas)

Wheeler, George M.

Published by Government Printing Office, Washington, 1879
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Both volumes in matching original gray boards and dark brown cloth spines. Text volume: Octavo, vi, 340 pp.plus 5 folding maps (including large color progress map and 1 large b&w outline map of the Comstock Lode) and 1 plate; Atlas: Seven large folding color maps numbered 1 through 7 on 6 sheets (including a double sheet map designated No. 2 & 3), placed loose in portfolio covers issued to accompany Wheeler's annual report for 1879. *** A classic work containing much about survey activities, especially California, Nevada, and New Mexico, with observations concerning mining districts in California (Ridge Bar Mining Camp, San Gabriel District, San Antonio District, Holcomb Valley District, Bear Valley District, and Lone Valley District); New Mexico (Lone District, Chloride District (Silver City area), Mimbres Silver Mining District, Pinos Altos District, Aztec and Moreno Districts, Los Cerillos Mines, and Placer Districts (Sante Fe County), plus a large folding outline map of the Comstock Lode, Nevada, showing the location and surface extent of all patented mines; numerous division field activity reports; and various natural history discoveries. Much information is given concerning field activities, especially data collection and mapping, with a useful summary of mapping progress and publication of atlas sheets. *** Condition: Text: Later spine label pasted to backstrip, light wear and rubbing to boardstext clean and binding tight. Atlas: Complete with all maps, as issued. Light wear to boards. Short splits common at fold intersections, all easily repairable with archival tissue. String ties lacking. *** In addition to Wheeler's large format Topographical and Geological folio atlases, he also issued small portfolio atlases to accompany many of his annual reports. This volume is one of those atlases, which are rarely found complete due to the popularity of the individual maps in the collector trade. The maps include: No. 1, Sheet 32(D) Land Classification of Part of SE Idaho; Nos. 2 & 3, Sheets 47 (B) and (D) Land Classification of Parts of E California and W Nevada; No. 4, Sheet No. 61(D), Land Classification of Part of Southern Colorado; No. 5, Sheet 73(A), Land Classification of Part of Southern California; No. 6, Sheet 78 (A), Land Classification of Part of Central New Mexico; and No. 7, Sheet 84 (B), Land Classification of Part of Central New Mexico. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 000729

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Title: Annual Report Upon the Geographical Surveys ...

Publisher: Government Printing Office, Washington

Publication Date: 1879

Binding: Original Paper Covered Boards

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: First Edition.

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