Auction 111, Lot 172

"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

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 geography of the West. Published in Senate Doc #7, 30th Cong., 1st Session. A large map printed on three sheets, joined as issued.

References: Wheat [TMW] #544.

Condition: B

Issued folding, now backed with archival tissues. A couple foxing spots and very light toning along one fold. Remarkable overall condition and a nice example of this map.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $220

Closed on 6/8/2005