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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 by  William H EMORY - First - 1848 - from Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books and Biblio.com

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

by EMORY, William H

Condition: Near Fine


1848 1st ed Emory Military Col. Abert PROVENANCE! California MAP Indians Texas

"A library of Western Americana is incomplete without this book!"(Zamorano 80).

William Emory was a 19th-century American engineer who is best remembered for his detailed journal describing the events of his journey down the Rio Grande into Southern California. This journal was published by the U.S. Congress under the title 'Notes of a Military Reconnaissance' and was one of the most important travel guidebooks of 19th-century California. It was notable for its huge maps and extensive details of the Southwest.

According to Wagner-Camp on Emory,

"His report was a major contribution to the geographical knowledge of North America the report includes sections on the plants and animals, as well as on the geology and the prehistoric town sites and other archeological remains. Emory's descriptions of the various Indian tribes that he encountered were steps toward the newly-forming discipline -Anthropology- concerned with primitive man."

INCREDIBLE PROVENANCE! – Gifted to Honorable J.M. Porter (Secretary of War) by Colonel John James Abert (17 September 1788 – 27 January 1863) a United States soldier. He headed the Corps of Topographical Engineers for 32 years, during which time he organized the mapping of the American West.

Item number: #6441

Price: $1500

EMORY, William H

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 : Wendell and Van Benthuysen, printers, 1848. First edition.

Details:

· Collation: Complete with all pages

o 416p

o Illustrated with full page engravings and 1 huge map

· References: Graff 1249; Howes E 145; Zamorano Eighty 33; Wagner-Camp 148-5; Sabin 22536

· Language: English

· Binding: Cloth; tight and secure

· Book Size: ~9in X 6in (22.5cm x 15cm)

· Map Size: ~32in X 65in

· Extremely rare with auction records and price comparisons as high as $9,000

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  • Bookseller: Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 6441
  • Title: 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
  • Author: EMORY, William H
  • Format/binding: Cloth; tight and secure
  • Book condition: Used - Near Fine
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Wendell and Van Benthuysen
  • Place: Washington
  • Date published: 1848
  • Keywords: 1848 1st ed Emory Military Col. Abert PROVENANCE! California MAP Indians Texas rare, antique, old, first edition, 1st state, provenance, signed, inscribed, dust jacket, vellum, manuscript, engravings, illustrations, leather, plates, maps, antiquarian


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