Lot 16: Fine copy of Emory with map

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Lot 16: Author: Emory, W[illiam] H. Title: 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 Place Published: Washington Publisher: Wendell and Van Benthuysen, Printers Date Published: 1848 Description: 416 pp. Illustrated with 42 plates, mostly lithograph views or Native American portraits, and including 14 botanical plates and 3 battle plans; separate large folding map (76x165 cm) titled "Military Reconnaissance of the Arkansas Rio Del Norte and Rio Gila." (8vo) 22.3x13.8 cm (8?x5?"), original cloth, paper spine label. Senate Executive No. 7, 30th Congress, 1st Session. Some rubbing to the spine label, slight nicks to spine foot; offset to front free endpaper; map with just slight darkening and a little wear at fold intersections, much less than usually the case; fine or nearly so, one of the best copies we have handled. Provenance: Holmes 4/70. PBA Galleries' Rare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages Thursday, 3rd December 2015 Estimate: $1000-1500
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