[Washington, DC.]: [Government Printing Office.], 1876. 8 ¾ x 15 ¼.”. Very good. Folded as issued. Small nick and misfolding in upper blank margin. Item #3721
This is certainly one of the earliest large scale maps of Yellowstone’s Upper Geyser Basin, drawn during the exploration of the area by Captain William Ludlow in 1875. Among the features noted on the map are Old Faithful, Bath Tub, Punch Bowl, Bee Hive and Saw Mill.
The map appeared in Report of a Reconnaissance from Carroll, Montana Territory, on the Upper Missouri, to the Yellowstone National Park, and Return Made in the Summer of 1875, by William Ludlow, published in 1876.
Reference: Wheat, Mapping the Transmississippi West: 1258 (illustrated, p. 313).