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Auction 115, Lot 212

"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 as they traveled 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. An early, historical and desirable map in very good condition.

References: Wheat [TMW] #544

Condition: A

A great example of this large map. Good impression and full margins. Issued folding, now pressed and backed with archival tissue. A little creasing as is often seen on larger maps.

Estimate: $275 - $325

Sold for: $230

Closed on 6/21/2006