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19 Shelton Street
Covent Garden
London
WC2H 9JN
Contact Nigel Talbot
Kate Alderson
Telephone 020 7836 1979
Specialists Antique Prints, Albums, UK & Foreign Views, Historical, Portraits, Mezzotints, Decorative, Sporting, Satire, David Roberts, Dogs, Naval & Marine
Grosvenor Prints
Stand K08

Grand Canyon

Julius Bien & Co Lith. New York.

Atlas to Accompany the Monograph on the Tertiary History of the Grand Cañon District. By Capt.Clarence E. Dutton U.S.A., Department of the Interior United States Geological Survey. J.P. Powell Director. Washington 1882. [ 1882 ]

The atlas volume to what Farquhar calls 'One of the greatest, if not the very greatest of all Grand Canyon books', a work considered the preeminent work on the Grand Canyon to date. Among the maps and plans are three plates that make a 270º view of the canyon by William H. Holmes, and a fourth plate, 'The Transept, Kaibab Division, Grand Cañon An Amphitheater of the Second Order', by Thomas Moran. The missing sheet is Sheet II, 'Sketch map... of the strata in the western part of the Southern Plateau Province'. Julius Bien, the publisher, had worked with the sons of John Audubon to produce a new chromolithographic edition of the 'Birds of America'. Begun 1858, only 150 plates were created before the Civil War ruined the enterprise.

Binding
Original half morocco gilt, five (of six) ties, marbled flaps; brown wrapper with printed title; title, List of Atlas Sheets, 21 (of 22) double-page tinted and chromo-lithographic maps and plates.
£2,600