Notes of a Military Reconnaissance, from Fort Leavenworth, in Missouri, to San Diego, in California, Including Part of the Arkansas, Del Norte, and Gila Rivers. William Hemsley Emory.

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

Washington DC: Wendell and Van Benthuysen, 1848. 1st. The House issue of the Emory report, including the reports of J.W. Abert, Joseph Johnston, and Philip St. George Cooke. 8vo. 614pp. 62 lithographic plates; 3 battle plans; 3 folding maps (including the large map of New Mexico Territory, not often found in the House Edition). "Variations in the plates, dates, military ranks, etc. still cause disputes over which is definitely the first edition, but the House edition is usually preferred." - Rittenhouse 188. The large folding map (in rear pocket) is in unusually nice condition. Later 3/4 brown calf over brown cloth boards; gilt lettering & ruling to spine. Scattered foxing; contents clean and tight; overall, near fine. Item #13577

"The Emory and Abert reports are outstanding monuments in the history, ethnography, and cartography of the Soutwest and California." - Sloan Zamorano 80:33. Emory's "map was epoch-making...it tied the country together on a route at its extreme south, and was to become of geat value when the boundary of the United States and Mexico was traced a few years later." - Wheat Transmississipp 544. (Cowan pg. 195; Graff 1249; Howes E145; Sabin 22536; Wagner-Camp 148:5).

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