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Auction 96, Lot 150

"Sketch of part of the march & wagon road of Lt. Colonel Cooke, from Santa Fe to the Pacific Ocean 1846-47", U.S. War Dept.

Subject: Western United States

Period: 1847

Publication: House Doc 41, 30th Congress, 1st Ses.

Color: Black & White

22.8 x 11.6 inches
57.9 x 29.5 cm
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This map was important in identifying a viable route through the region that was later included in the Gadsden Purchase. As an adjunct to Stephen Kearny's march of the Army of the West, Cooke was detailed to command a Mormon Battalion. Cooke's battalion was not a combat unit, but was organized as a supply train for the purpose of blazing a wagon road south of the mountains and the Gila River. The map terminates at the Pima Villages on the Gila (near present day Phoenix) where he picked up Kearney's trail. The map is full of interesting details. With photocopy of Cooke's report.

References: Wheat [TMW] 505.

Condition: A

Clean and bright image.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $200

Closed on 9/12/2001