San Francisco: Institute for Historical Cartography, 1957-1963.
First Edition. Hardcover. Fine. Complete set, five volumes in six physical books. 14.5" x 10.5", uniformly bound in beige linen, with green buckram spines. A fine set, with a somewhat rumpled prospectus for Volume One laid in. The set was designed by Edwin and Robert Grabhorn and printed at the Grabhorn Press in an edition of 1000. A masterful work of cartographic history based on a quarter-century of research, this set includes reproductions of more than 350 maps and discussion of more than 1000. The volumes are: The Spanish Entrada to the Louisiana Purchase, 1540-1804; From Lewis and Clark to Fremont, 1804-1845; From the Mexican War to the Boundary Surveys 1846-1854; From the Pacific Railroad Surveys to the Onset of the Civil War, 1855-1860; and From the Civil War to the Geological Survey (Parts I and II). Due to weight, shipping cost will be higher than standard.