Report Upon the Colorado River of the West, Explored in 1857 and 1858 by Lieutenant Joseph C. Ives

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Ives, Joseph C , “ Report Upon the Colorado River of the West, Explored in 1857 and 1858 by Lieutenant Joseph C. Ives ,” Arizona 100: Essential Books for the Centennial, accessed August 23, 2014, http://speccoll.library.arizona.edu/online-exhibits-dynamic/az100/items/show/138.

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Title

Report Upon the Colorado River of the West, Explored in 1857 and 1858 by Lieutenant Joseph C. Ives

Description

Although Ives (1829-1868) widely missed the mark when he predicted, upon viewing the Grand Canyon, that “ours has been the first, and will doubtless be the last, party of whites to visit this profitless locality,” his report had a significant impact on westward expansion, confirming the steamboat navigability of the Colorado River and underscoring Lt. Amiel Weeks Whipple’s earlier survey of a railroad route across northern Arizona. Handsome drawings (many in color) by the German illustrator Heinrich B. Möllhausen and the detailed maps of cartographer F. W. Egloffstein are beautiful examples of the artistic contributions of these nineteenth-century government surveys. Bruce J. Dinges.

Creator

Ives, Joseph C

Publisher

Washington, D.C. : Government Printing Office, 1861.

Date

1861

Format

366 p. in various pagings, 33 leaves of plates : ill. (some col.), 2 fold. maps ; 30 cm.

Language

eng

Type

book

Identifier

C 9791 C71 U58 Sp Coll