David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
Grand Canon near Paria Creek.
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Sepia tone lithographed view. "... gives an illustration of the verticality of the lower or first wall above the bed of the river, as also the carving of its surface at Paria Creek. A part of the summit of an irregular plateau appears in the distance."-- v. 1, p. 168.
Grand Canyon (Ariz.)
Grand Canon of the Colorado, near Paria Creek, looking east. 1872. U.S. Geographical Surveys West of the 100th Meridian. (1889)
v. 1 pl. XXIII
Report upon United States Geographical Surveys West of the One Hundredth Meridian, in charge of Capt. Geo. M. Wheeler, Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army ... In seven volumes and one supplement, accompanied by one topographic and one geologic atlas.
Wheat v. 5, p 338-342; Karrow "George M. Wheeler ..." in Koepp Exploration and Mapping of the American West.
These seven text volumes were published from 1875 to 1889. They consist the final, monumental report of Wheeler's Survey. The first volume, Geographical Report, contains much valuable information on the general history of western U.S. mapping and specific details on the sources of the Survey's map sheets. The Topographic and Geologic Atlas were issued separately. Bound in linen with title, date, volume number and topic on the spine.
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