Jun 03, 2014 - Sale 2352

Sale 2352 - Lot 177

Price Realized: $ 9,375
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000
(WESTERN SURVEYS.) Wheeler, George M. Topographical Atlas Projected to Illustrate Explorations and Surveys West of the 100th Meridian. Pictorial title, front matter, 85 duotone and color lithographed map sheets from Wheeler's incomplete survey. Oblong folio, 480x590 mm, modern 1/4 grey cloth, onlaid original gilt black morocco title label; scattered marginal repairs, marginal dampstaining to a few sheets, some with repairs to verso. Collation available. Washington, [circa 1874-1881]

Additional Details

This volume, like all large groups of maps from Wheeler's survey, was compiled from various sources through the efforts of a dedicated collector. Phillips 1281 records a collection of 179 sheets, thought to be virtually complete. Rumsey 2738 has a similar count.

In 1879 Congress discontinued the incomplete survey, however the seemingly scattershot publication continued into the 1880s. Cohen, Mapping the West, page 192.

with--Wheeler, George M. Progress-Report upon Geographical and Geological Explorations and Surveys West of the One Hundredth Meridian. Folding map, 5 plates. 4to, modern 1/4 cloth; ex-library, ink and embossed stamps on front wrapper and title. Washington, 1874