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Dutton, Clarence Edward  
TERTIARY HISTORY OF THE GRAND CAÑON DISTRICT. WASHINGTON: GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE, 1882
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Dutton, Clarence Edward  
TERTIARY HISTORY OF THE GRAND CAÑON DISTRICT. WASHINGTON: GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE, 1882
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 5,000 USD
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Dutton, Clarence Edward  
TERTIARY HISTORY OF THE GRAND CAÑON DISTRICT. WASHINGTON: GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE, 1882
Folio atlas (19 3/4 x 17 3/4 in.; 502 x 451 mm). Lithographed title and 22 toned and color lithographed plates and maps of the Grand Canyon by Julius Bien & Co., including 10 panoramas after Holmes and Moran; generally unobtrusive water stain to lower inner margin, infrequently affecting maps. Original brown publisher's cloth, gilt titles and text to cover; wear to joints and spine, bottom of upper joint split but holding, corners bumped.
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FIRST EDITION. Clarence E. Dutton began working on his Tertiary History of the Grand Canon District while he was a member of the Powell survey. The Atlas beautifully illustrates the Grand Canyon with the use of color lithography by Julius Bien. The panoramas of the spectacular river gorge are after the paintings of two brilliant topographical artists, W. H. Holmes and Thomas Moran. The maps are drawn at three different scales and show the topography and geology of the Grand Canyon. Tertiary History was important both as a work of art and as the scientific foundation upon which subsequent mapping was based. It is one of the most important cartographic works devoted to the Grand Canyon.

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