(Pacific Railroad Survey)
'REPORTS OF EXPLORATIONS AND SURVEYS, TO ASCERTAIN THE MOST PRACTICABLE AND ECONOMICAL ROUTE FOR A RAILROAD FROM THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER TO THE PACIFIC OCEAN. MADE UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE SECRETARY OF WAR, IN 1853–4'. WASHINGTON, D. C.: BEVERLEY TUCKER, A.O.P. NICHOLSON, & THOMAS H. FORD, 1855–1860
12 volumes in 13, 4to (11 1/2 x 8 3/4 in.; 290 x 223 mm, with some slight variation). More than 600 plates and maps (mostly lithographs, some tinted or handcolored; many of the maps folding), numerous engraved text illustrations; various foxing and browning (some vols. very clean, others severely affected), a number of the maps with fold separations and tears. Modern brown cloth, gilt-lettered and blind-stamped in imitation of the publisher's binding.
Ayer/Zimmer 646; McGill/Wood 607; Wagner-Camp-Becker 261–266