Item #8856 Sun Pictures of Rocky Mountain Scenery, with a Description of the Geographical and Geological Features, and Some Account of the Resources of the Great West. Ferdinand V. Hayden, A J. Russell.
Sun Pictures of Rocky Mountain Scenery, with a Description of the Geographical and Geological Features, and Some Account of the Resources of the Great West
Sun Pictures of Rocky Mountain Scenery, with a Description of the Geographical and Geological Features, and Some Account of the Resources of the Great West
Sun Pictures of Rocky Mountain Scenery, with a Description of the Geographical and Geological Features, and Some Account of the Resources of the Great West
Sun Pictures of Rocky Mountain Scenery, with a Description of the Geographical and Geological Features, and Some Account of the Resources of the Great West
Sun Pictures of Rocky Mountain Scenery, with a Description of the Geographical and Geological Features, and Some Account of the Resources of the Great West
Sun Pictures of Rocky Mountain Scenery, with a Description of the Geographical and Geological Features, and Some Account of the Resources of the Great West
Sun Pictures of Rocky Mountain Scenery, with a Description of the Geographical and Geological Features, and Some Account of the Resources of the Great West
Sun Pictures of Rocky Mountain Scenery, with a Description of the Geographical and Geological Features, and Some Account of the Resources of the Great West
Sun Pictures of Rocky Mountain Scenery, with a Description of the Geographical and Geological Features, and Some Account of the Resources of the Great West
Sun Pictures of Rocky Mountain Scenery, with a Description of the Geographical and Geological Features, and Some Account of the Resources of the Great West
Sun Pictures of Rocky Mountain Scenery, with a Description of the Geographical and Geological Features, and Some Account of the Resources of the Great West
Sun Pictures of Rocky Mountain Scenery, with a Description of the Geographical and Geological Features, and Some Account of the Resources of the Great West
Sun Pictures of Rocky Mountain Scenery, with a Description of the Geographical and Geological Features, and Some Account of the Resources of the Great West

Sun Pictures of Rocky Mountain Scenery, with a Description of the Geographical and Geological Features, and Some Account of the Resources of the Great West

New York: Julius Bien, 1870. First Edition. 150pp. Quarto [31 cm] Original 3/4 green Moroccan over green pebbled boards with the title, bands and floral borders gilt stamped on the backstrip. Marbled endsheets and pastedowns. AEG. Thirty large format mounted albumen photographs [15 cm x 20 cm] / [8" x 6"] with printed captions follow the text. Better than very good. Gentle rubbing to extremities of boards. A few smudges to the mounts with subtle rolling. Item #8856

Hayden was the director of the United States Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories from 1868 to 1883. He supervised much of the initial surveying of the Rocky Mountain West during these years. This work looks at the geology along the line of the recently completed Union Pacific railroad using thirty photographs by A.J. Russell to illustrate Hayden's text. The photographs were taken in Wyoming, Utah, Nevada, and California, and according to Hayden, they were executed by Russell over a two-year period. This is one the most interesting of 19th century books on the West to be illustrated with original mounted photographs.

Andrew Joseph Russell (1829-1902), a captain in the volunteer infantry, became a photographer during the American Civil War. As photographer-engineer for the United States Military Railroad Construction Corps, he was assigned to photograph battlefields and campsites in Virginia. After the war he was named the official photographer for the Union Pacific Railroad. At Promontory he photographed the meeting of the trains (U.P. No. 119 and Jupiter) on the tracks. After his work with the Union Pacific, Russell was a photographer for the Clarence King Survey and later he worked for Frank Leslie's illustrated weekly. His images are of the highest quality. Best of the West 180. Flake/Draper 3920. Howes H337.

Price: $17,500.00

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