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Joseph C. Ives

Rio Colorado of the West

1857–1858

Map I: Uncolored map showing the Grand Canyon in superb detail. The “line of exploration” and camps are shown.

Map II: Color washed map showing the Grand Canyon in superb detail with geological information included. A key is added below the map. The “line of exploration” and camps are shown.

Map III: Uncolored map in four parts across the page with the title on the far right map, with the maps reading from right to left. The detail of the map is superb, and shows the course of the Colorado River from its headwaters to the Gulf of California.

Map IV: Color washed map in four parts across the page with the title on the far right map, with the maps reading from right to left. The detail of the map is superb, and shows the course of the Colorado River from its headwaters to the Gulf of California.

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. 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.

Rio Colorado of the West
Rio Colorado of the West
Rio Colorado of the West
Geological Map 2 Rio Colorado of the West
Rio Colorado of the West
Rio Colorado of the West
Rio Colorado of the West
Geological Map 1 Rio Colorado of the West
Location: Colorado River, USA

Collection: Biodiversity Heritage Library - David Rumsey Map Collection


Posted: June 2017
Category: Cartography