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Abert explores New Mexico with map 1848  

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Report of the Secretary of War, communicating... a report and map of the examination of New Mexico, made by Lieutenant J.W. Abert, of the topographical corps

Abert, James William





132 pp. 24 lithograph plates; lithographed folding map. The plates and map were lithographed by C.B. Graham. (8vo) 22.5x13.5 cm (8¾x5¼"), modern half leatherette and boards, spine lettered in gilt. First Edition. 30th Congress, 1st Session, Senate Ex. Doc. No. 23.

Abert's report was included in Emory's Notes of a Military Reconnaissance from Fort Leavenworth... to San Diego, also published in 1848, and the map was incorporated into Emory's large map. Abert's map is "Map of the Territory of New Mexico made by order of Brig. Gen. S.W. Kearny, under instructions Lieut. W.H. Emory, U.S.T.E. by Lieut's. J.W. Abert and W.G. Peck U.S.T.E. 1846-7" (63x49 cm).

Provenance: Heritage, 5/87

References: Graff 5; Howes A11; Rader 3344; Sabin 57; Wagner-Camp 143; Wheat Transmississippi map 532.

Lot Amendments

A few scattered fox marks to text and plates; map with a mariginal chip, some slight mostly marginal foxing; very good or better.

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