Auction 106, Lot 159

"Military Reconnaissance of the Arkansas, Rio del Norte and Rio Gila…", Emory, William Hemsley

Subject: United States - Southwestern

Period: 1847 (dated)

Publication: Notes of a Military Reconnaissance

Color: Black & White

Size:
67 x 30 inches
170.2 x 76.2 cm

An important Mexican-American War period map that shows the route of Col. Kearny and his Army of the West from Ft. Leavenworth to Los Angeles via Santa Fe and San Diego. Wheat states that the map was an important milestone in the cartographic development and accurate determination of the West. Published in Senate Doc #7, 30th Congress, 1st Session.

References: Wheat [TMW] #544.

Condition: A

Mostly clean and bright. Issued folding, now tissue backed. Backing has closed a long binding corner tear that just enters edge of image, still very good.

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $275

Closed on 3/3/2004

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