Lot 12: Author: Duflot de Mofras, Eug?ne Title: Exploration de Territoire De L'Or?gon, des Californies et de la Mer Vermeille, ex?cut?e pendant les ann?es 1840,1841, et 1842, par M. Duflot De Mofras, Attach? ? la L?gation de France ? Mexico; ouvrage publi? par ordre de Roi... Place Published: Paris Publisher: Arthus Bertrand, ?diteur Date Published: 1844 Description: 2 volumes + atlas. Text volumes: xii, , 524; , 514 pp. with 8 engraved plates, 4 in each volumes, including frontispieces. (8vo) 24x15 cm (9?x5?"), original blue printed boards. Atlas is in 5 livrasions, or fascicles, as issued, containing the half-title, title-page, table & 26 engraved plates on 19 leaves, 23 of which are maps or plans, including a large folding map hand-colored in outline. (folio) 55.2x37 cm (21?x13?"), each fascicle with contents loose in original blue printed wrappers with printed paper labels indicating the contents of each, as issued; housed in modern custom-made cloth-backed boards portfolio. First Edition. Text volumes with some rubbing and extremity wear to boards, spines darkened, Vol. II with stain to spine, frontispiece of Vol. I coming loose; wrappers of the atlas fascicles with chips, tears and separations along spines, but the maps and plates clean and fine; overall in very good or better condition, rare in the original state. Provenance: Atlas: Sotheby's NY; text: John Howell-Books.
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