Octavo, 7 pp. and folding sepia tinted Topographical Map of the Yosemite Valley and Vicinity with red overprinting showing the boundary of Yosemite National Park and toll roads leading into the park. The map was originally prepared by Wheeler's Geographical Surveys West of the 100th Meridian and shows the topography of the park in detailed hachured relief with much cultural detail. The purpose of the report was to investigate extensive timber cutting, fencing and homesteading activities that had been conducted in the valley under state management which had violated the Federal stipulation specified in the original grant "that the premises would be used for public use, resort and recreation" and that these uses would be "inalienable for all time". Concerning the subject of the report, it concludes that "It seems to be incontestably shown that under state control the Yosemite Valley has been managed with an eye single to profit and speculation and not in the line of preserving the scenic and botanic wonders of the place for the admiration and benefit of the people of the nation and the world for the present and future generations". *** Condition: Extracted from bound document. Clean text and map. Archival tissue repair to a short tear at a fold intersection with no loss. A wonderful map of one of our nation's most beautiful scenic wonders which had attained nation park status only 2 years earlier. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Letter from the Secretary of the Interior, ...
Publisher: Government Printing Office
Publication Date: 1892
Binding: Extracted, Self Wrappers
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: First Edition.
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