Topographical map of the Yosemite Valley and vicinity. Preliminary edition. U. S. Geological Surveys West of the 100th Meridian. Part of east central California. Expeditions of 1878-79, under the command of Capt. Geo. M. Wheeler, Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army. By order of the Honorable the Secretary of War under the direction of Brig. Gen. H. C. Wright[,] Chief of Engineers. U.S. Army. Mountain drawing by J. E. Weyss; Lettering by M. Franke. From topographical plat by Lt. Macomb, Nov. 30, 1883. Julius Bien & Co. Photo. lith. [New York] Heliotype Printing Co. Boston. Scale of statute miles. 1: 42240. [New York]: Julius Bien & Co. Photo. lith., Heliotype Printing Co. Boston, 1883. Map. 43 x 53 cm; 16 7/8 x 20 15/16 inches (including borders); 31 x 47 cm; 12 5/8 x 18 9/16 inches (within border). First edition, first printing. This map (part of atlas sheet 56D), first published in November 1883, was for many years the standard map of the region. A reprint was issued with Hutchings' IN THE HEART OF THE SIERRAS (1886). Farquhar, Place Names of the High Sierra, p. 122. A couple of dog eared corners and wrinkles at margins, but an excellent copy. Folded into the original brown cloth pocket case lettered on front panel "[printer's ornament] MAP [printer's ornament] / OF THE / Yo Semite Valley, / CALIFORNIA." Very rare in this pocket map format. It is probable that Hutchings prepared these for the Yosemite trade. (#168050).
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