Report of a Reconnaissance from Carroll, Montana Territory to the Yellowstone National Park and Return by Captain William Ludlow, Chief Engineer Dept. of Dakota, in July, August and September 1875

By: Ludlow, William

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Book Condition: Very good


63 x 48 cm. Black and white relief map showing the route taken by the Ludlow expedition from Carroll, at the time the terminus of navigable waters of the Upper Missouri River, to Yellowstone and back by a different route. Complied and drawn by W.H. Wood. Includes trails, drainages, mountain ranges, settlements and forts. A few tiny splits along creases from where it was originally folded into the book and some minor edge wear. This important early expedition included George Bird Grinnell, Edward S. Dana, Charlie Reynolds and Robert E. Thompson. In Ludlow's report, he details the damage being done to the natural features in Yellowstone and calls for a U.S. Military presence, a call heeded by the government in the following decade. OCLC lists one copy of this map held in world libraries, though many have the book from which this map was salvaged. (Howes, L557) First Edition.

Title: Report of a Reconnaissance from Carroll, Montana Territory to the Yellowstone National Park and Return by Captain William Ludlow, Chief Engineer Dept. of Dakota, in July, August and September 1875

Author Name: Ludlow, William

Categories: Maps,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Washington DC, Government Printing Office: 1876

Book Condition: Very good

Seller ID: 28088