Auction 149, Lot 214

"[Lot of 4] Reconnaissance of the Tulares Valley... [and] Sketch of the Battle de Los Angeles Upper California... [and] Sketch of the Passage of the Rio San Gabriel, Upper California... [and] Sketch of the Actions Fought at San Pascal in Upper California..", U.S. War Department

Subject: Southern California

Period: 1847-52 (published)

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Color: Black & White

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A. Reconnaissance of the Tulares Valley Made by Order of Brev. Brig. Gen. Riley..., by Lt. George Horatio Derby, from Senate Exec. Doc. #110, 32nd Congress, 1st Sess., dated 1850 (18.4 x 14.9"). This interesting map of the area south of the San Joaquin River from the Pacific Ocean to the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains was not published until 1852. The Road to Los Angeles runs through the center of the map. This road offers two routes to LA on either side of Tache Lake with the eastern-most route running along the base of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The road from Monterey to San Louis Obispo names several villages along the way including Tores, Guadalupe, Soledad, Ojitas, and Paso de Rables (sic). Derby's route is traced by dashed lines and several mountain passes are noted. Further, the map locates Warsaw on the road to Los Angeles at the River San Joaquin, and other interesting features such as "Wild Horses." Ref: Wheat (Gold) #150. Condition: Issued folding, now flat and backed in tissue, with faint offsetting, two extraneous creases at top right, and light toning along the top and bottom edges of the sheet, well away from image. (A)

B. Sketch of the Battle de Los Angeles Upper California, Fought Between the Americans and Mexicans Jany. 9th 1847, by William Hemsley Emory, from Senate Doc., 30th Congress, 1st Sess., published 1847 (8.3 x 5.9"). This historically significant Mexican-American War map locates the Pueblo de Los Angeles, the Rio de Los Angeles, and positions of forces during this battle. Engraved by A. Kollner. Condition: Foxed throughout, especially along the centerfold, with a tiny burn and related hole in an unengraved area. (B)

C. Sketch of the Passage of the Rio San Gabriel, Upper California, by the Americans, - Discomfiting the Opposing Mex. Forces, Jan. 8th 1847, by William Hemsley Emory, from Senate Doc., 30th Congress, 1st Sess., published 1847 (8.2 x 6.3"). Shows the American troops advancing across the Rio San Gabriel and the resulting withdrawal of Mexican forces. Condition: Faint toning along the centerfold with remnants of hinge tape on verso and an edge tear measuring less than 1" confined to the blank margin. (B+)

D. Sketch of the Actions Fought at San Pascal in Upper California Between the Americans and Mexicans Dec. 6th & 7th 1846, by William Hemsley Emory, from Senate Doc., 30th Congress, 1st Sess., published 1847 (7.9 x 11.2"). Depicts the battle between Kearny's troops and those of Mexican Major Andres Pico. Once reinforcements arrived, Kearny was able to push Pico's troops south and reach San Diego. Condition: Issued folding with scattered foxing and toning along the sheet's edges. (B)

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Estimate: $475 - $600

Sold for: $350

Closed on 5/21/2014

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