1872. Item #74992
WHEELER, George M. PRELIMINARY REPORT CONTAINING EXPLORATIONS AND SURVEYS PRINCIPALLY IN NEVADA AND ARIZONA. Prosecuted in accordance with paragraph 2, special orders no. 109, War Department, March 18,1871, and letter of instructions of March 23, 1871, from Brigadier General A. A. Humphreys, Chief of Engineers. Conducted under the immediate direction of 1st Lieut. George M. Wheeler, Corps of Engineers. 1871. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1872. Fold-out map. Quarto. 96 pp. Green cloth, gilt-stamped title to upper board. The volume has a slight horizontal crease near spine, and is lightly dampstained along the spine and fore-edge. Sporadic, very light dampstaing in some margins within. The map is crisp and clean. Ninetenth century library bookplate, with relsease stamp, to ffep., and a couple of small embossed seals within. About very good overall. First official exploration of this area, including the Mojave and Death valleys. (Howes H778 & W322).