Lot 203: Important map of New Mexico 1851

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Lot 203: Author: Parke, John G. and Richard H. Kern Title: Map of the Territory of New Mexico compiled by Bvt. 2nd. Lt. Jno. G. Parke, U.S.T.E. assisted by Mr. Richard H. Kern by order of Bvt. Col. Jno. Munroe, U.S.A. Comdg. 9th. Mil. Dept. drawn by R.H. Kern. Sante F?, N.M. 1851. Constructed under general orders from Col. J.J. Abert, Chief Corps of Topogl. Engrs. Place Published: New York Publisher: Lith. of J. & D. Major Date Published: 1851 Description: Lithographed map. 62x84.8 cm (24 ?x22?"). Scarce, separately issued map of great significance, at a time when the Mexican-American War had recently converted vast regions of the Southwest to U.S. control, with many boundary issues still unresolved. Old folds and some minor creases, a few splits without loss, a few small marginal chips; very good. Provenance: Arader, 3/93. PBA Galleries' Rare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages Thursday, 3rd December 2015 Estimate: $5000-8000
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