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Exploration and Survey of The Colorado River by Ives, First Edition, circa 1861

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First edition of Lieutenant Joseph C. Ives important survey of the Colorado River region, with two large folding maps, eight large folding panoramic views, seven full-page chromolithographic portraits of Native Americans, 15 full-page engravings and lithographs of views (five tinted), three paleontology plates and numerous in-text wood-engravings -- entitled Report upon the Colorado River of the West, Explored in 1857 and 1858 by Lieutenant Joseph C. Ives. Bound in quarter leather and marbled paper and housed in a beautiful matching cloth slipcase. This important government report describes Ives’ expedition through Colorado in 1857 and 1858. He “made a minute hydrographic survey, using an iron steamer built in Philadelphia… He continued his exploration by skiff and later made a land journey… The comprehensive observations of Ives and the scientists accompanying his expedition were a distinct contribution to the knowledge of a little-known and superficially explored region” (DAB). Ives’ own section of the expedition report was “a masterpiece, combining the characteristics of a scientific paper and romantic literature” (Goetzmann & Williams, Atlas of North American Exploration). He was also “the first to give us the results of an intelligent observer of the celebrated, yet almost mythical, fortified villages of the Moquis Indians” (Goetzmann, 379-94). Without the two geology maps, as often (being duplicates of the two folding maps, with added geological information). Wagner-Camp 375. Sabin 35308. Howes I92. Published in Washington: Government Printing Office, 1861.

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    H 1 in. x W 1 in. x D 1 in.H 2.54 cm x W 2.54 cm x D 2.54 cm
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    Colorado Springs, CO
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    BK0361
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    LU909710141913
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