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    Carl I. Wheat. Mapping of the Transmississippi West 1540-1861. San Francisco: The Institute of Historical Cartography, 1957. First edition, limited to 1,000 copies. Five Volumes issued in six, Volume Five issued in two parts. Small folio. Individually paginated, complete. Profusely illustrated, some maps fold out. Publisher's beige buckram backed in pebbled green cloth, spines stamped in gilt. Cream endpapers; small bookseller notations to the front free endpaper recto of each volume. Internally clean and tight, edges untrimmed; pages chiefly unopened, text block edges very lightly toned; dampstaining to the rear of the textblock in Volume IV but chiefly contained to the margins. Near fine or better.

    An especially beautiful limited edition set of one of the definitive bibliographies of cartography in the Western United States, featuring both extensive narrative and large maps (some folding) in fine condition.

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