120
120
Mathews, Alfred Edward
GEMS OF ROCKY MOUNTAIN SCENERY, CONTAINING VIEWS ALONG AND NEAR THE UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD. NEW YORK: PUBLISHED BY THE AUTHOR, 1869
Estimate
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LOT SOLD. 9,375 USD
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Mathews, Alfred Edward
GEMS OF ROCKY MOUNTAIN SCENERY, CONTAINING VIEWS ALONG AND NEAR THE UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD. NEW YORK: PUBLISHED BY THE AUTHOR, 1869
Estimate
7,5008,500
LOT SOLD. 9,375 USD
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Fine Printed and Manuscript Americana, Including Cartography

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Mathews, Alfred Edward
GEMS OF ROCKY MOUNTAIN SCENERY, CONTAINING VIEWS ALONG AND NEAR THE UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD. NEW YORK: PUBLISHED BY THE AUTHOR, 1869
ILLUSTRATION: 20 tinted lithographed plates after Mathews. 

Small folio (13 x 10 1/4 in.; 330 x 260 mm). BINDING: Publisher's green cloth, covers decoratively blocked in blind, upper cover with a central stamp in gilt. 

Some minor chips and toning to text leaves, some dampstaining and spotting to margins of "Echo Canyon" and "Weber Canyon" plates. Binding expertly rebacked to style.


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Literature

Eberstadt 106:207; Graff 2708; Howes M411; Sabin 46823; Streeter sale 2109

Catalogue Note

AMONG THE FIRST ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS MADE AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC.

A pioneering creator of city and country views in the American West, Alfred Mathews' works ranks only behind Bodmer, Catlin, Moran, and Warre as illustrated depictions of the opening of the West. 

Organized geographically, the tinted lithographs comprise twelve views in Colorado, two in Idaho Territory, two in Montana, and four in Utah; each view is accompagnied by a descriptive text leaf. The final Appendix leaf includes endorsements by President Grant and others. "Mathew's famous lithographs were among the first true representations of the Rocky Mountains to be made available to the public" (Streeter).

Fine Printed and Manuscript Americana, Including Cartography

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New York