Auction 140, Lot 910

"Doniphan's Expedition; Containing an Account of the Conquest of New Mexico…", James, J. A. & U. P.

Subject: Exploration and Surveys

Period: 1848 (dated)


Color: Black & White

4.8 x 7.8 inches
12.2 x 19.8 cm

This book covers General Kearney's overland expedition to California, Doniphan's campaign against the Navajos, including his march upon Chihuahua and Durango, and the operations of General Price at Santa Fe. Included with the book is a detailed map titled A New Map of Mexico, California & Oregon (9 x 13.5") which shows Kearney's Route, Cooke's Route and the Tennessee & Kentucky cavalry route. In addition to the map are engraved portraits of Doniphan and Price and several other illustrations in the text including full page battle and city plans. 407 pp., 12mo. The book is in its original blind-stamped brown cloth boards with gilt illustration on front cover and gilt titling on spine.

References: Wheat (TMW) #546.

Condition: B+

The map is loose and trimmed to the neatline at right with a few small spots. Text pages are mostly clean with some scattered foxing while the covers show some light wear. Library pastedown and a few pencil notations are present in the front endpapers.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $200

Closed on 5/23/2012