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Auction 115, Lot 221

"Report of the Commissioner of the General Land Office upon the Survey of the United States and Texas Boundary Commission", General Land Office

Subject: Texas and New Mexico

Period: 1882 (dated)

Publication: Sen Ex. Doc 70, 47th Cong, 1st Sess.

Color: Black & White

6.3 x 9.5 inches
16 x 24.1 cm
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This is the first printing of the results of the survey of 1858-1860. From Dorothy Sloan's description, 1988, "Excellent large-scale, extremely detailed maps showing Texas' borders with New Mexico and Indian Territory. Confusion over the results of this survey later resulted in lawsuits with New Mexico and Oklahoma." This is the first edition and contains previously unpublished field work and reports of the extensive 1858-60 survey of the Texas-U.S. border. This publication was delayed due to the Civil War, finally being published in 1882. The text is filled with scores of detailed maps inserted in survey notes. Disbound report, 309 pp, 15 folding maps and many maps within the text.


Condition: B

Disbound but signatures still tight. Maps are generally very good, a few with rough edges, a little toning and occasional small flaws as found in maps bound in this fashion.

Estimate: $200 - $300

Sold for: $275

Closed on 6/21/2006