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Auction 98, Lot 446

"[Lot of 30 Views]", U.S. War Dept.

Subject: US/Mexico Boundary

Period: 1854 (circa)


Color: Black & White

8 x 10 inches
20.3 x 25.4 cm
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A series of 30 pages of lithographed views (two per page) along the US/Mexican boundary drawn in conjunction with the War Department Survey. The views served to assist in locating the border, an important consideration since "the boundary line established by this article shall be religiously respected by each of the two republics." Four pages of Prefatory Remarks detail the purpose and scope of the survey as it relates to the Treaty of 1853 and officially places Lt. Emory in charge. To McClelland, Secretary of the Interior, and signed in type by Franklin Pierce, President.


Condition: B

All with good margins, black and white as issued in pen & ink style. Lightly toned, some with a few spots, but mostly good to very good. Water stain at lower corner well away from images.

Estimate: $50 - $100

Sold for: $75

Closed on 3/6/2002