New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1877.
First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. 221 pp, with folding map (Hyposometric Map of the South West, or New Spain with Lines of Railways West of the Mississippi River in Operation 1877 also The Ocean Warm Streams). Publisher's green cloth with map printed on cover. Some very mild soiling to boards, rubbing to extremities, a few small tears to the map. Binding tight, text clean. According to the Preface, "this is a book of facts, not theories. It describes the land of silver, and shows that the Southwest is producing, each year, two-thirds of the silver of the whole world; but it does not attempt to discuss the merits of a double-standard of gold and silver. It treats of railways generally, and gives facts and figures showing how these great civilizers have neglected the Southwest." In addition to considerable detail on the mineral wealth of the region, there are chapters on other natural resources, topography and climate, and an extensive bibliography of "the authorities" on New Spain, Mexico, California. Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, and Utah.