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Auction 168, Lot 294

"[2 Maps in Report] Testimony Taken by the Committee on Military Affairs in Relation to the Texas Border Troubles", U.S. Government

Subject: Texas

Period: 1878 (published)

Publication: H.R. Misc. Doc. 64, 45th Congress, 2nd Session

Color: Printed Color

6.1 x 9.3 inches
15.5 x 23.6 cm

This is volume IV of Miscellaneous Documents 1877-78, containing documents 57-62 and 64-66 (312 pages plus index). It contains voluminous detail on the Indian and Mexican border skirmishes and includes the related two large folding maps. The first untitled map (24" x 16.3") is centered on the Rio Grande and Pecos River valleys, extending in the south from Fort Duncan to the confluence of Independence Creek at the Pecos River. Locates Remalina, Saragosa, Piedras Negras, Fort Clark, San Felipe, the Painted Caves, Camp Hudson, and the Sierra Cormel. The map delineates the movements of Col. Shafter (1876 & Oct. 1877); Lt. Bullis (Oct. 1877); Capt. Lebo (Aug. 1876); and Capt. Keyes (1877). Also shows the "Wagon Road to the Rio Grande made by troops in 1876," and locates Dead Man's Pass and Dead Man's Hole near Devil's River. The second map is Extract From Carte du Mexique Dressee au Depot de la Guerre, Par Mr. Niox, Capitaine d'Etat Major… (24" 14.5"). This printed color map shows the northern part of Mexico along the entire US border from Tampico to the Pacific Ocean. Brown lithographed texture is used to suggest topography. Extends south to include Alamos de Cotore, Cerro Gordo, Parras, and Guaymas on the mainland and to Guadalupe on the Baja. It is filled with towns and villages, wagon roads and other detail. Hardbound in full congressional leather with leather labels on spine.


Condition: B+

The folding maps have pleasant, uniform light toning and short binding tears that just enter the image at left. Text is tight also with light toning. The covers have light wear and a few abrasions, and there are a few chips and cracks to the spine.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $200

Closed on 6/6/2018