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Arizona. View on the Gila Below the Great Bend, c1855.

Arizona. View on the Gila Below the Great Bend, c1855.


Antique print of people taking their clothes off - and an early view on the Gila below the Great Bend, c1855.

General Report Plate 6 of the United States Expedition and Surveys of the 32nd parallel of California, published in Washington c1857, this lovely original sepia-colour-printed lithograph is an important topographical record of a historic view in south-west Arizona, made during the 1853-1854 expedition of the United States Pacific Railroad Survey. Under the direction of the Secretary of War to find the most practicable and economical route for a railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean, and under the command of Lieutenant R.S. Williamson, this survey through the 32nd parallel and California was of the most practical route for the railroad through California. 

Page size 8 1/2 inches x 11 inches (21.5 x 28 cm). Image approximately 6 x 9 inches (15 x 23 cm). This page has slight age-discolouration around the edges and is very slightly bent at the base.

Please email if you would like to purchase all 6 images for Australian $250,including Air Mail shipment.

Stock Number: USPRR6Price: $60.00