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MOLLHAUSEN, Heinrich Baldwin.
Tagebuch einer Reise vom Mississippi nach den Küste der Südsee.

Leipzig: 1858.
Howes M713; Abbey Travel II 661; Wagner-Camp 305:1; Graff 2851; Sabin 49914; Bobins 818; Streeter Sale 3135; Wheat Transmissisippi 955; Taft Artists & Illustrators of the Old West, pp.22-35.
13 + 1
Leipzig: 1858.

[Journal of a Voyage from the Mississippi to the South Pacific Coast.] Quarto, 16 lithographed plates (7 in colour, 6 tinted, and 3 in black and white). Half-title, frontispiece. Contemporary ownership signature on front free end paper. Clean overall. Original black gilt-stamped cloth, re-backed with original back strip laid down. This book describes the experiences of Mollhausen, a most important and notable German artist and topographer, with the Pacific Railroad survey which investigated a potential route along the 35th parallel in 1853. SCARCE. The work is notable for its plates of the Pueblo Indians and the author's account of them. Coloured plates in order: 1. Frontispiece. Wa-ki-ta-mo-ne und sein Jagdtrupp. 2. Sandstein-Gebilde in der Prairie nordwestl. von Texas. 3. Lager der Kiowa Indianer. 4. Häuptlinge vom Stamme der Ottoe Indianer. 5. Sandsteif-bildung bei Pueblo de Santo Domingo. Neu-Mexico. 6. Kirche in der Pueblo de Santo Domingo. Neu-Mexico. 7. Zuni. Neu-Mexico. 8. Der versteinerte Wald im Thale des Rio Seco (Neu-Mexico.) 9. San Francisco Mountains. (Ausgebrannte Vulkane.) Neu-Mexico. 10. Cereus giganteus Engelmann. 11. Mohave Indianer. Thal des Rio Colorado des Westens. 12. Wohnung der Eingeborenen am Rio Colorado des Westens. 13. Wellingtonia gigantea - Lindley. 14. [Map] Karte zu Balduin Mollhausen's Reise vom Mississippi nach der Küste der Südsee im Jahre 1853-54.