Heap, Gwin Harris. CENTRAL ROUTE TO THE PACIFIC, FROM THE VALLEY OF THE MISSISSIPPI TO CALIFORNIA: JOURNAL OF THE EXPEDITION OF E.F. BEALE. IN 1853. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Grambo, and Co. / London: Tr_bner and Co., 1854. 136pp. plus thirteen Duval & Co. lithographed plates (some tinted), folding map tipped in rear, and 16 pp. of advertisements. Original green publisher's cloth, spine gilt, stamped boards. More advertisements printied on endpapers. Book – 9 1/4" H x 6 1/8" W x 7/8" D. Map – 8 3/4" H x 30 1/2" D. CONDITION: Book shows wear especially to top of spine. One signature (starting with plate II and including pages 27-39 and including plates III through IX) is pulled loose but present. The scarce folding map tipped into rear of book is detached at the first fold, but all present; should be restored. Book completely collated.
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