Auction 109, Lot 179

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

Subject: United States - Southwestern

Period: 1846-7 (dated)

Publication: Senate Doc #7, 30th Congress, 1st Sess.

Color: Black & White

72 x 30 inches
182.9 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. On two sheets, joined, as issued. A very large chart in remarkable condition considering its size. Published in "Notes of a Military Reconnaissance."

References: Wheat [TMW] #544.

Condition: A

Issued folding, now backed with archival tissue. A little toning or foxing along some folds and the joint between the two sheets.

Estimate: $250 - $350

Sold for: $180

Closed on 12/1/2004