Report of the Superintendent of the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey, Showing the Progress of the Work During the Fiscal Year Ending with June, 1878
Report of the superintendent of the U.S. coast and geodetic survey, showing the progress of the work during the fiscal year ending with June, 1878. [with] Reports of explorations and surveys for the location of interoceanic ship-canals through the Isthmus of Panama, by the river Napipi, by naval expeditions, 1875 [with] Contributions to science of hydraulic engineering, 1879
United States. Navy Department.; Edward P. Lull ; Frederick Collins
Washington : Government printing Office, 1879
Collection of 3 works bound in one, related to the early planning of the Panama Canal. Quarto, 30 cm. Contemporary calf, red and black leather spine labels. Collated: 304 pp. 26 folding plates; 124 pp.: 8 (of 13) folding plates; 41 pp., 5 folding plates. Rubbing, minor fray to spine. Hinges cracking, rear joint split. Internally very good. Panama folding plates have minor wear along folds. Spurred on by triumphant completion of the French Suez canal building project in in 1869, the United States pursued the possibility of an Isthmian canal route.
This is an oversized or heavy book, which requires additional postage for international delivery outside the US.