Washington: Blair and Rives, 1843. Senate Document 237, 26th Congress, 2d Session. 8vo, pp. 170; very large engraved folding map of the upper Mississippi basin, measuring approx. 38" x 33" and covering a large geographical area from St. Louis in the south to Rainy Lake in the north; and from Madison in the east to "Pawnee Indian Country" in the west; light spotting of the text; the map with a short tear at the binding edge entering the engraved surface, but without loss; the map is otherwise fine, without splits at any of the folds; original full sheep, red morocco label on spine. The larger and much preferred Senate issue. Another version issued by the House of Representatives appeared two years later. Appendices on fossils and plants collected, and a table of geographical positions. This is the first accurate hydrographic mapping of the central United States. Howes N152; Wagner-Camp 98; Sabin 55257; Graff 3022. (Inventory #: 50091)
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