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Rio Colorado of the West. Ives, J.C. 1858

Rio Colorado of the West. / Ives, J.C. / 1858
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Full Title: Explorations and Surveys. War Department. Map No. 2. Rio Colorado of the West, explored by 1st Lieut. Joseph C. Ives, Topl. Engrs. under the direction of the Office of Explorations and Surveys. A.A. Humphreys, Capt. Topl. Engrs. in Charge, by order of the Hon. John B. Floyd, Secretary of War. 1858. Drawn by Frhr. F.W.v. Egloffstein. Topographer to the Expedition. Topography by Frhr. F.W.v. Egloffstein. Ruling by Samuel Sartain. Lettering by F. Courtenay.

Author: Ives, J.C.

Date: 1858

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Full David Rumsey Map Collection Catalog Record:

Author: Ives, J.C.

Date: 1858

Short Title: Rio Colorado of the West.

Publisher: Washington: U.S.

Type: Book Map

Object Height cm: 37

Object Width cm: 87

Scale 1: 760,320

Note: Uncolored map showing the Grand Canyon in superb detail. The "line of exploration" and camps are shown.

Reference: Howes I-92; Wheat 947; WC 375.

State / Province: Arizona

Full Title: Explorations and Surveys. War Department. Map No. 2. Rio Colorado of the West, explored by 1st Lieut. Joseph C. Ives, Topl. Engrs. under the direction of the Office of Explorations and Surveys. A.A. Humphreys, Capt. Topl. Engrs. in Charge, by order of the Hon. John B. Floyd, Secretary of War. 1858. Drawn by Frhr. F.W.v. Egloffstein. Topographer to the Expedition. Topography by Frhr. F.W.v. Egloffstein. Ruling by Samuel Sartain. Lettering by F. Courtenay.

List No: 0341.002

Series No: 4

Engraver or Printer: Egloffstein, F.W. von ; Humphreys, A.A. ; Courtenay, F. ; Sartain, Samuel

Published In: Report Upon The Colorado River of the West, Explored in 1857 and 1858 By Lieutenant Joseph C. Ives, Corps Of Topographical Engineers, Under The Direction Of The Office Of Explorations And Surveys, A.A. Humphreys, Captain Topographical Engineers, In Charge. By Order Of The Secretary Of War. Washington: Government Printing Office. 1861. Senate. 36th Congress, 1st Session. Ex. Doc.

Publication Author: Ives, J.C.

Publication Date: 1861

Publication Reference: Howes I-92; Wheat 947; WC 375.

Publication Note: This is the scarce Senate issue with four maps by "Baron" Egloffstein. Egloffstein used a unique engraving process to achieve a superb rendering of topographical features; he used the same technique in the map is drew for Macomb's Report (see our #2699). Of the maps in Ives's Report Wheat said "The two maps were drawn by F.W. Egloffstein...the first...is one of his best." Rare in this form with the two additional geological maps in color wash. These only appear in the Senate issue. They are the same as the two "normal" maps that appear in the House and Senate issue, but they have colors overlaid to show geological formations. Report bound with blue cloth covered boards with title on spine.

Publication List No: 0341.000

Publication Type: Exploration Book

Publication Maps: 4

Publication Height cm: 30

Publication Width cm: 23

Image No: 0341002

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