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Report on California with maps 1850  

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California and New Mexico: Message of the President of the United States, Transmitting information... on the Subject of California and New Mexico (caption title)

[Taylor, Zachary]





976 pp. With 7 maps, 6 of them folding. (8vo) 21.5x13.5 cm (8¾x5¾"), marbled boards rebacked with later leather spine, spine ruled & lettered in gilt. House Ex. Doc. 17, 31st Congress, 1st Session.

Compilation of documents relating to the conquest of California and the beginning of the California Gold Rush. "This important volume contains the official correspondence and documents relating to California, 1847-49, and is the most extensive source of authorities covering the period" - Zamorano. The maps include Charles Preuss' "Map of Oregon and Upper California from the Surveys of John Charles Fremont" with indication of the Gold Region (Wheat, Gold Region 41, Transmississippi 613); George Derby's "Sketch of General Riley's Route through the Mining Districts, July and Aug. 1849" which includes San Francisco & Monterey (Wheat, Gold Region 79); the entrance to San Francisco Bay; "Map of Fort Hill, Monterey" from Lt. Warner's Field Map; plus route of Major Beall's expedition against the Apaches, Baja California and Port Escondido.

Provenance: Heaston, 5/89

References:  Howes C53; Kurutz 106b; Wagner-Camp 179b:2; Wheat Books 31; Zamorano Eighty 14.

Lot Amendments

Some darkening to text, but less than is common; Preuss map with a stain, short stub tear; very good, better than normally found.

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