Cleveland Rockwell: (Scientist & Artist) 1837-1907

Cleveland Rockwell: (Scientist & Artist) 1837-1907


CLEVELAND ROCKWELL: SCIENTIST AND ARTIST, 1837-1907. By Franz Stenzel, M.D., Oregon Historical Society, Portland, Oregon, 1972.


ISBN 13: 9780875950372

ISBN 10: 087595037X


Chronicles the life and work of survey engineer & landscape painter Cleveland Salter Rockwell. With sections devoted to both sides of his career, and many illustrations to intrigue the browser.


Cleveland Salter Rockwell (1837–1907) was an American topographical engineer, cartographer, military officer, investor, and landscape painter. He spent his professional career as a survey engineer in the United States Coast & Geodetic Survey. Rockwell conducted numerous coastal surveys and mapped harbors & river systems on the Atlantic & Pacific coasts of the United States. He also surveyed areas in South America. During the American Civil War, Rockwell served as a captain in the Union Army. After retiring from the Coastal Survey, he became a successful investor & landscape painter.


Today, Cleveland Rockwell's topographical maps are important historical documents and his art work is well known in the Pacific Northwest.


Illustrated dust jacket. First Edition. Nice hardcover with a secure binding and a lightly rippled page rear top section. Over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; 158pp; index, references, b/w & some color illustrations.