First edition. 8vo. Printed wrappers, 44 pp., introduction, color folding map. The beautiful, color map unfolds to approximately 25" x 29" and provides information on the gold and coal fields of Alaska together with the principal steamer routes and trails. The map is in fine, unused condition. The introduction provides a brief history of Alaska plus detailed information is provided regarding rivers, climatic conditions, and routes to Klondike. Additionally information is provided on the physical description of Alaska including original deposits, or quartz veins, placer deposits, probable extent of gold-bearing deposits, coal and lignite, and other metals than gold. This report was prepared in accordance with Public Resolution No. 3 of the Fifty-Fifth Congress, Second Session, and approved January 20, 1898. Printed wrappers lightly soiled with wear to the spine and a small closed tear to the bottom edge of the rear cover, embossed stamp to front cover and front fly leaf. pages 5 and 6 moderately soiled as are a few fore-edges. The recto of the folding map has some light spotting, but the actual map is clean with no tearing.
Inventory Number: 45761