[MONTANA] LUDLOW, WILLIAM. War Department. Report of a Reconnaissance from Carroll, Montana Territory, on the Upper Missouri, to the Yellowstone National Park, and Return, Made in the Summer of 1875.
Washington: GPO, 1876. First edition, quarto format. Original blue pebbled cloth, the spine gilt lettered. 11 5/8 x 9 inches (29.5 x 23 cm); 3 folding lithographed maps, 2 natural history plates. Spine darkened, lightly rubbed, a fine copy.
Ludlow was chief Engineer of the Dakota Department of the Corps of Engineers. "In 1875, Captain William Ludlow made a reconnaissance to the Yellowstone Park ... obtaining a very accurate measurement of the height of the Yellowstone Falls." Chittenden, The Yellowstone National Park, p. 105. Howes L557.
C Estate of Arnold 'Jake' Johnson
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