Lot 79 of 457:
Boundary between the United States and Mexico  

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Report of the Secretary of the Interior, in Answer to a resolution of the Senate calling for information in relation to the operations of the commission appointed to run and mark the boundary between the United States and Mexico (with) Part II: . . . Additional correspondence relative to the operations of the commission, etc. 31st Congress, 1st Session. Ex. Doc. No. 34

Ewing, Thomas





53; 22 pp. Illustrated with 2 full-page plans, 1 large folding map. 22.5x14 cm. (8¾x5½") modern quarter morocco and marbled boards, gilt spine. First Edition.

The report consists of all the correspondence to date concerning the operations of the boundary survey commission. The survey to establish the boundary between the United States and Mexico according to the terms of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was conducted from 1848 to 1855 by William B. Emory, under the direction of acting Secretary of the Interior Thomas Ewing. The large folding map: "Topographical Sketch of the Southernmost Point of the Port of San Diego, and Measurement of the Marine League for determining Initial Point of Boundary between the United States and Mexican Republic as Surveyed by the United States Commission" by John B Weller and Andrew B. Gray is dated 1849. It shows the route followed by the United States Commissioner to Serro de los Pinos, August 1849 beginning near Camp Riley down into Mexico near Achilld's Ranch.

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Toning and various degrees of foxing throughout, map with some foxing to margins, closed tear repaired with clear tape; very good.

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