Catalog Archive
Auction 91, Lot 464

"Western America in 1846-1847",

Subject: United States History

Period: 1966 (published)

Publication: John Howell-Books


10.2 x 14 inches
25.9 x 35.6 cm

The original travel diary of Lieutenant J.W. Abert who mapped New Mexico for the United States Army. First edition, limited to 3,000 copies. Previously unpublished, Abert's daily field notes of his expedition with the Army Corps of Topographical Engineer's from Fort Leavenworth to Santa Fe and back during 1846-47. Filled with excellent details of the land and its inhabitants and lovely color illustrations from his sketchbook. Edited by John Galvin. Hard-cover in tan cloth, lettered in gilt with vignette on front cover, glassine dj. 116 pages and 2 fold-out maps.


Condition: A+

Estimate: $75 - $100

Sold for: $50

Closed on 6/14/2000