Exploration and Survey of the Valley of the Great Salt Lake of Utah, Including a Reconnaissance of ... Exploration and Survey of the Valley of the Great Salt Lake of Utah, Including a Reconnaissance of ... Exploration and Survey of the Valley of the Great Salt Lake of Utah, Including a Reconnaissance of ... Exploration and Survey of the Valley of the Great Salt Lake of Utah, Including a Reconnaissance of ...

Exploration and Survey of the Valley of the Great Salt Lake of Utah, Including a Reconnaissance of a New Route Through the Rocky Mountains

Stansbury , Howard (1806 - 1863); Charles Preuss; John Williams Gunnison

Editorial: Lippincott, Grambo & Co, Philadelphia, 1852
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2 volumes: 487 pages illustrated with many lithograph plates, most tinted, including 3 folding panoramic views and plates of flora, fauna, and fossils; folding map; map volume with two fold out maps Map of the Great Salt Lake And Adjacent Country in the Territory Of Utah. Surveyed in 1849 and 1850, under the orders of Col. J.J. Abert . by Capt. Howard Stansbury . aided by Lieut. J.W. Gunnison . and Albert Carrington. Drawn By Lieut. Gunnison And Charles Preuss. Scale 1: 240,000. Height 110 centimeters, Width 76 centimeters. Wheat: 765); Map of the Missouri River region between Fort Leavenworth and the Great Salt Lake showing cities and towns, rivers, plains, Indian tribal areas and topographical information. Surveyed in 1849 and 1850,under the orders of Col. J.J. Abert . by Capt. Howard Stansbury . aided by Lieut. J.W. Gunnison . and Albert Carrington. Drawn By Lieut. Gunnison And Charles Preuss. Scale 1:1,000,000. 71.2 x 167.0 centimeter. (Wheat: 764). Housed in the map folder which is blind stamped with gilt lettering to cover. First edition. . Royal octavo (9 1/4 x 6") original blind stamp cloth lettered in gilt. (Field 1940; Graff 3947; Howes S884; Sabin 90372; Wagner-Camp 219:2; Wheat, Transmississippi 3) This is the Special Session, March 1851, Senate Executive No. 3 first edition. Howard Stansbury's classic work is bibliographically complex, with two true editions as well as multiple issues of the first edition. The first edition was printed in Philadelphia; its 487 stereotyped pages were issued in 1852 under two different titles with three variant title-pages (an official US government issue and two trade issues). A second edition was printed in Washington in 1853 and had 495 typeset pages (with corrections and additions in the appendices). The issue of 1855 is identical to the 1852 trade issue, except for the change of the date on the title-page. In 1849 he was ordered to travel from Fort Leavenworth, Kansas to survey the Great Salt Lake in Utah, evaluate emigration trails along the way, especially the Oregon and Mormon trails and to scout for possible locations for a transcontinental railroad. The expedition consisted of 18 men including his second in command Lieutenant John Williams Gunnison. Over the following two years, the expedition explored the Great Salt Lake, Utah Lake and the Cache Valley of northern Utah all the way to Fort Hall in southern Idaho. Upon first arriving in Utah the Mormon leaders were worried that the expedition was part of an effort by the U.S government to oust the Mormon settlers. Stansbury held a meeting with Brigham Young where he assured the leader that the expedition was purely a scientific one. Young responded by assigning his personal secretary Albert Carrington to assist the expedition. Upon completing the mission in Utah, the expedition started back east to Leavenworth. Rather than follow the standard Oregon Trail route from Fort Bridger over South Pass through the Sweetwater River valley, Stansbury wanted to scout a more direct route east. Following the advice of Jim Bridger and local trappers and traders the expedition followed the Blacks Fork River east, crossed the Green River near the present day town of Green River, Wyoming and proceeded east along the Bitter Creek valley, crossing the Red Desert, and skirting the northern side of Elk Mountain across the Laramie Plains. They passed over the Laramie Mountains and made their way to Fort Laramie where they struck the Oregon Trail heading east. Stansbury's seminal 1852 map of the Great Salt Lake region in Utah is considered to be the first accurate survey of the Great Basin as well as a cornerstone achievement in the mapping of the American West. The first westerner to visit the Great Basin was most likely Silvestre Vélez de Escalante in the 1776, however, Escalante, who visited Utah Lake to the south, never truly laid eyes on Great Salt Lake. That honor would fall to unnamed trappers and mountain men traveling the region in searc. N° de ref. de la librería BOOKS008104

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Título: Exploration and Survey of the Valley of the ...

Editorial: Lippincott, Grambo & Co, Philadelphia

Año de publicación: 1852

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Good

Edición: First Edition

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