Excellent Account of the Central Route

    Gwinn Harris Heap. Central Route to the Pacific, From the Valley of the Mississippi to California: Journal of an Expedition of E. F. Beale, Superintendent of Indian Affairs in California, and Gwinn Harris Heap, From Missouri to California, in 1853. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Grambo, and Company; London: Trübner and Company, 1854. First edition. Octavo. [1]-136, 1-16 advertisement pages. 13 tinted lithograph plates. Large folding map: "Map of the Central Route From the Valley of the Mississippi to California" inserted in back. Publisher's original blind-stamped brown cloth with titles stamped in gilt on the spine. An extremely fine copy.

    Graff notes that "Some of the areas explored are here described for the first time." This copy is complete [with] the large folding map, which Howes says was "not inserted in all copies" and is most often lacking.

    References: Cowan page 107; Graff 1837; Howes H378; Sabin 31175; Wagner-Camp 235; Wheat Transmississippi 808.

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