MOLLHAUSEN, BALDWIN 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. Introduction by Alexander Von Humboldt. Two volumes. Publisher's cloth. Folding map and all called for plates, most chromolithographed, with half-titles. A tired, worn and repaired copy from the Library of the Explorers Club with their bookplate and several embossed stamps to titles and elsewhere, booklabel of JCB, the bindings recased preserving portions of spines, chips and short tears into several leaves and frontispieces, splits to map folds, most plates fine.
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;
C Estate of Arnold 'Jake' Johnson
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