MOLLHAUSEN, BALDWIN [SINNETT, Mrs. PERCEY-trans.] Diary of a Journey from the Mississippi to the Coasts of the Pacific with a United States Government Expedition...
London: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans and Roberts, 1858. First edition in English. Two volumes, period full calf, all edges marbled, in a cloth slipcase. 8 3/8 x 5 1/4 inches (21.5 x 13 cm); with the folding map in original color, 7 chromolithograph and 4 tinted lithograph plates, the half-titles present. Light binding wear, generally internally clean, with a presentation to Alfred Dent from a W. Otto N. Shaw upon the former leaving Eton (dated 1862). Bookplate of Richard Bayard Dominick.
Including an introduction by Alexander Von Humboldt. A highly regarded account of the southern route of the Pacific Railroad Survey under the command of A.W. Whipple. Mollhausen had come to the U.S. in 1849 and toured the Rockies in 1851. This work contains striking chromolithographed plates made from his drawings. Howes M713; Wagner-Camp IV: 305:2; Wheat, Transmississippi West 4: map 956; Streeter 3134; Graff 2849; Rader 2418;
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