Item #8850 Notes of a Military Reconnoissance, from Fort Leavenworth, In Missouri, to San Diego, In California, Including Parts of the Arkansas, Del Norte, and Gila Rivers. William Hemsley Emory.
Notes of a Military Reconnoissance, from Fort Leavenworth, In Missouri, to San Diego, In California, Including Parts of the Arkansas, Del Norte, and Gila Rivers
Notes of a Military Reconnoissance, from Fort Leavenworth, In Missouri, to San Diego, In California, Including Parts of the Arkansas, Del Norte, and Gila Rivers
Notes of a Military Reconnoissance, from Fort Leavenworth, In Missouri, to San Diego, In California, Including Parts of the Arkansas, Del Norte, and Gila Rivers
Notes of a Military Reconnoissance, from Fort Leavenworth, In Missouri, to San Diego, In California, Including Parts of the Arkansas, Del Norte, and Gila Rivers

Notes of a Military Reconnoissance, from Fort Leavenworth, In Missouri, to San Diego, In California, Including Parts of the Arkansas, Del Norte, and Gila Rivers

Washington DC: Wendell and Van Benthuysen, Printers, 1848. Senate Issue, 30th Congress, 1st Session. Executive, No. 7. 416pp. Octavo [23 cm] Rebound in full brown leather with the title gilt stamped on the backstrip. New marbled endsheets and pastedowns. 42 of 43 plates (lacks 'Chain of Natural Spires on the Gila). Large map not present. Item #8850

This is among the most important government reports on overland travel, with accounts of the march of the Army of the West from Missouri to Santa Fe, and the Mexican-American War in New Mexico and California. Emory went on to explore the overland route to California via southern Arizona, and took part in the American conquest of southern California. The text is illustrated with some of the first American views of the far Southwest. Cowan I p.77. Cowan II p. 195. Eberstadt 114:911. Graff 1249. Howes E145. Reese, Best of the West 103. Rittenhouse 188. Wagner/Camp 148:2. Zamorano 33.

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