160. WHEAT, Carl I. Mapping the Transmississippi West...1540-1861.... San Francisco: [Grabhorn Press for the Institute of Historical Cartography], 1957-1963. 5 vols. in 6, complete, profusely illustrated with maps (many folding and/or colored), folio, original green buckram over tan cloth, gilt-lettered spines. Very fine set, with original prospectuses (bound in blue cloth).
Limited edition (1,000 sets printed). Grabhorn 590: “The five subsequent volumes were printed to the specifications of the first volume designed by the Grabhorns. Volumes II-IV were printed by Taylor & Taylor; Volume V by James Printing Co.” Hill II:1850. Howell, California 50:1655: “A truly monumental work on the cartography of the West, from the Spanish entrada to the Geological Survey of 1877. It was the culmination of a quarter century of research into the historical geography of the vast Transmississippi area by one of California’s leading scholars. Beautifully printed and illustrated with over 300 reproductions of historically important maps from public and private collections.” Volume 3 is especially rich in Gold Rush material.(6 vols.) ($3,000-6,000)
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