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Auction 116, Lot 213

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

Subject: Southwestern United States

Period: 1847 (dated)

Publication: Notes of a Military Reconnaissance

Color: Black & White

62 x 30 inches
157.5 x 76.2 cm
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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 Congress, 1st Session. This historically important, large map is printed on three sheets, joined as issued. It has been professionally conserved and mounted on linen. As such, it conveniently rolls into a 3" x 31" package, making it easy to store and unroll for viewing and study.

References: Wheat (TMW) 544; Wagner & Camp 148:1 No. 4.

Condition: B

Professionally mounted on modern linen. Some paper damage at upper left, toned along some folds, and old stains from mold, now neutralized though conservation.

Estimate: $400 - $500


Closed on 9/20/2006