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Auction 94, Lot 176

"Map of a Survey and Reconnaissance of the Vicinity of the Mouth of the Rio Gila", Whipple, Amiel Weekes

Subject: United States and Mexico

Period: 1849 (dated)

Publication: Senate ex doc. 34, part 2. 31st Cong., 2nd Session

Color: Black & White

16.5 x 10.8 inches
41.9 x 27.4 cm
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Illustrates a critical aspect of the Mexican Boundary Survey (following the Treaty of Guadeloupe Hidalgo), with the determination of an agreed upon point, as the middle of the Rio Gila where it enters the Colorado, to anchor the boundary line in the east. Depicts the Village of Capitan Pasqual and Village of Capt. Anastasio and Capitan Anton in the vicinity of Yuma. Also shows the Old Emigrant Route and General Kearney's Route. An important map and companion to the map of the Southernmost point of the Port of San Diego by Emory.

References: Wheat (TMW)#653.

Condition: B

Scattered light foxing with a few dark spots.

Estimate: $80 - $100

Sold for: $75

Closed on 3/7/2001