Publication: United States Geological Survey, 1898, Washington
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 light soiled with light wear to the spine, very good. The folding map is fine and unused.
Inventory Number: 40757