Hardcover. Good. pp. 250 + folding profile (but lacking folding map). Modern red cloth binding with minimal wear, contents clean, profile in very good condition. An important railway survey that that opened vast areas of the west to public knowledge. This report describes efforts to determine the best route for extending the Kansas Pacific line from the end of the track in western Kansas to the Pacific Coast. The exploring party compared two main routes (along the 35th and 32 parallels), and the report offers detailed information about distances, elevations, settlements, and distributions of military troops and Indian tribes, as well as description of the the timber, coal, water, climate, and agricultural, mineral, and manufacturing resources of the surveyed territory. Sabin 58383; Graff 3177; Howes P-54; Farquhar 24; Edwards 190.