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Auction 88, Lot 374

"Notes of a Military Reconnaissance, from Fort Leavenworth, in Missouri, to San Diego, in California including parts of the Arkansas, Del Norte, and Gila Rivers",

Subject: Exploration

Period: 1848 (published)

Publication: Sen. Doc. 7, 30th Congress, 1st Session


5.7 x 8.7 inches
14.5 x 22.1 cm
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Documents the 1846-1847 journey of the advanced guard of the 'Army Of The West', and is written by the Brevet Major of the Corps of Topographical Engineers. Many full page engravings of the natives, rivers, sights, flora and fauna that were encountered. 40 lithographed plates and 3 plans. Missing folding map. Original cloth binding with paper label on spine. Label and cloth very worn. Light scattered foxing throughout. Image shown is the map of the Battle of Los Angeles.


Condition: B

Estimate: $180 - $200


Closed on 10/2/1999