[Philadelphia]: [Lippincott, Grambo and Company], . Hand-tinted lithograph [12 cm x 20 cm] on a leaf [14 cm x 22 cm] that has the title printed in the lower margin. Near fine. Printed by Ackerman. Item #347
Attractive image from Stansbury's work: 'Exploration and survey of the valley of the Great Salt Lake of Utah, including a reconnaissance of a new route through the Rocky Mountains.'
Captain Stansbury commanded the detachment of the Army's Topographical Engineers which was directed in 1849 to explore and report on the Great Salt Lake Basin. Of particular interest were the newly established Mormon settlements, and the routes and passes through the Rockies for emigrants and possibly a railroad. Wagner/Camp 219:1. Howes S884. Flake/Draper 8358.