NOTES OF A MILITARY RECONNOISSANCE, FROM FORT LEAVENWORTH, IN MISSOURI, TO SAN DIEGO, IN CALIFORNIA, INCLUDING PART OF THE ARKANSAS, DEL NORTE, AND GILA RIVERS. BY LIEUT. COL. W.H. EMORY. MADE IN 1846-7, WITH THE ADVANCED GUARD OF THE "ARMY OF THE WEST." DECEMBER 16, 1847.

Washington: Wendell and Van Benthuysen, Printers, 1848. 30th Cong., 1st Sess. SED7. 416pp. Disbound, lightly toned. Text and maps in unusually nice condition. Very Good. Collated as follows:
Forty plates, as issued;
Three plans/maps: Sketch of the Actions Fought at San Pasqual in Upper California between the Americans and Mexicans Dec. 6th & 7th, 1846; Sketch of the Passage of the Rio San Gabriel Upper California by the Americans, discomfiting the opposing Mexican Forces January 8th, 1847; Sketch of the Battle of Los Angeles Upper California. Fought between the Americans and Mexicans Jany. 9th, 1847;
One giant folding map, detached from the text block: Military Reconnaissance of the Arkansas Rio del Norte and Rio Gila By W.H. Emory, Lieut. Top Engrs....1846.

One of the most significant works on the American Southwest. The second Senate issue of Emory's Report, with the large folding map entitled, 'Military Reconnaissance of the Arkansas Rio del Norte and Rio Gila...', which "possesses an importance much greater than many of the more showy performances of the period. Its carefully fixed points enabled other map makers to orientate [sic] entire regions not hitherto properly tied into known geographic positions. In many respects, Emory's map was the most important milestone in the cartographic development and accurate delineation of the Southwest. In its period only the similarly scientifically based reconnaissance maps of Fremont were its equals."
Wagner-Camp 148:2. Howes E145. Graff 1249 [House issue]. 3 Wheat, Transmississippi West 544 [Military Reconnaissance...]. 114 Eberstadt 911. Field 500. Item #30262

Price: $1,500.00

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