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Auction Catalogue Thirteen: Abstracts

A Few Good Maps & Manuscripts Touching upon the History of Texas, California, the Southwest, Mexico & The Borderlands

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1. [TREATY MAP]. [POCKET MAP]. TANNER, H[enry] S[chenck]. A Map of the United States of Mexico, as Organized and Defined by the Several Acts of the Congress of that Republic. Constructed from a Great Variety of Printed and Manuscript Documents by H. S. Tanner 1826. Pocket map, folded into original 16mo red roan covers, stamped in gold and gilt-lettered on front cover: MEXICO (covers present but detached). Engraved map with original outline coloring. 57.3 x 71.1 cm (22-5/8 x 28 inches). Pocket covers separated at spine, darkening and wear along edges. Browning and a few splits and small voids (no major losses) along old folds. Backed with Japanese tissue. Thomas W. Streeter’s copy. First imprint in the Treaty Map sequence; first edition, second issue of Tanner’s map (the first issue of Tanner’s map appeared in 1825); Lawrence Martin’s sequence (b).    ($20,000-30,000)    More>>




2. [TREATY MAP]. WHITE, GALLAHER & WHITE. Mapa de los Estados Unidos de Méjico, segun lo organizado y definido por las varias actas del Congreso de dicha República y construido por las mejores autoridades. Lo publican White, Gallaher y White. Nueva York. 1828. Grabado por Balch y Stiles, Nueva York. Engraved map, original shading and outline coloring. 73.7 x 104 cm (29 x 41 inches). Mounted on linen (somewhat clumsily). Rough condition, foxed and stained, original coloring faded, some losses (especially at margins, printed border, old folds, a few letters of title, table of distances, and portions of Northern Mexico, etc.). This map should be placed in the hands of a gentle, expert conservator. Perhaps the single most rare map in the Treaty Map sequence. First edition of the White, Gallaher & White version of the Treaty Map.      ($10,000-20,000)    More>>





3. [TREATY MAP]. [POCKET MAP]. TANNER, H[enry] S[chenck]. A Map of the United States of Mexico, as Organized and Defined by the Several Acts of the Congress of that Republic. Constructed from a Great Variety of Printed and Manuscript Documents by H. S. Tanner. Second edition, 1837. Pocket map, folded into original 16mo plum cloth covers embossed with floral design, gilt-lettered on front cover: MEXICO (covers present but detached). Engraved map with original full color and outline coloring. 58 x 73 cm (22-7/8 x 28-3/4 inches). Map backed with Japanese tissue. Some mild staining and offsetting, a few minor voids and short repaired splits at folds (minimal losses), 7-inch diagonal cut at lower right margin (if there is indeed a loss, it is very slight; the razor-thin strip of white space appears rather to be due to the lack of skill by the conservator in precisely mounting the map on the Japanese tissue). Original pocket folder slightly faded, and with Thomas W. Streeter’s notes inside front cover. “Second edition” (dated 1837; copyright April 2, 1832); this version is intermediary between Lawrence Martin’s (d) and (e).     ($15,000-$25,000)    More>>





4. [TREATY MAP]. [POCKET MAP]. DISTURNELL, J[ohn]. Mapa de los Estados Unidos de Méjico, segun lo organizado y definido por las varias actas del Congreso de dicha República: y construido por las mejores autoridades. Lo publican J. Disturnell, 102 Broadway. Nueva York, 1846.. Pocket map, folded into original 16mo red blind-stamped cloth covers with gilt lettering: MEXICO, inside cover with printed Statistics of the Republic of Mexico (New Mexico and Upper California designated as territories of Mexico). Engraved map with original full color in Mexico and the Southwest; Texas outlined in bright yellow with the outrageously long Panhandle extending almost to South Pass; Iowa, Missouri, Arkansas, and Louisiana with outline coloring; traced in bright red are Wool’s route (main map) and major roads in the interior of Mexico (on inset). 74.5 x 104 cm (29-3/8 x 40-7/8 inches). Light browning along center, where the two sections of the map were originally joined (as is usually the case with this map printed on two plates), otherwise exceptionally fine and crisp, with most excellent, beautiful coloring, the red pocket covers bright. A superb example of one of the outstanding maps for United States, Texas, and Mexican history. Rare in any edition or condition, but especially in its desirable first appearance. First printing of Disturnell’s Treaty Map.     ($20,000-$40,000)    More>>





5. [TREATY MAP]. [POCKET MAP]. TANNER, H[enry] S[chenck]. A Map of the United States of Mexico, as Organized and Defined by the Several Acts of the Congress of That Republic, Constructed from a Great Variety of Printed and Manuscript Documents by H. S. Tanner. Second Edition, 1846. Pocket map, folded into original 16mo dark brown ribbed blind-stamped cloth covers, with matching dark brown diced cloth label on upper cover gilt-lettered: MEXICO (covers present but detached). Engraved map with original full color and outline coloring. 58 x 73 cm (22-7/8 x 28-3/4 inches). Mild offsetting, some splits at folds repaired on verso, three small ink spots at left margin. Original pocket folder worn and split at spine. Streeter’s copy with his notes on inside front cover, including provenance. “Second edition” (dated 1846; copyright April 2, 1832); Lawrence Martin’s sequence (g).      ($15,000-25,000)    More>>





6. [TREATY MAP]. [POCKET MAP]. TANNER, H[enry] S[chenck]. A Map of the United States of Mexico, as Organized and Defined by the Several Acts of the Congress of That Republic, Constructed from a Great Variety of Printed and Manuscript Documents by H. S. Tanner. Fourth Edition, 1847. Pocket map, folded into original 16mo purple blind-stamped cloth, upper cover gilt-lettered: TANNER’S TRAVELLING MAP OF MEXICO (covers present but detached). Engraved map with original full color and outline coloring. 57.3 x 73.2 cm (22-5/8 x 28-7/8 inches). A few light stains at old folds and one small void in Statistical Table (affecting only one numeral and a tiny segment of a vertical bar line), a few folds neatly reinforced on verso. Pocket folder faded from purple to brown, inside upper cover with Streeter’s notes. “Fourth edition” (dated 1847; copyright 1846); Lawrence Martin’s sequence (i). ($15,000-25,000)    More>>





7. [TREATY MAP]. [POCKET MAP]. TANNER, H[enry] S[chenck]. A Map of the United States of Mexico, as Organized and Defined by the Several Acts of the Congress of That Republic, Constructed from a Great Variety of Printed and Manuscript Documents by H. S. Tanner. Fifth Edition, 1847. Pocket map, folded into original 16mo dark brown blind-stamped ribbed cloth covers, upper cover gilt lettered: TANNER’S TRAVELLING MAP OF MEXICO (covers present but detached). Engraved map with original full color and routes colored in red. 58 x 73.5 cm (22-7/8 x 28-15/16 inches). Mild age-toning and some light staining at left margin where pocket folder was attached, splits at far right, vertical fold neatly reinforced on verso, a few minor voids, mild browning at some old folds. Pocket folder chipped at extremities. Thomas W. Streeter’s copy. “Fifth edition” (dated 1847; copyright 1846). Lawrence Martin’s sequence (j).    ($15,000-25,000)    More>>





8. [TREATY MAP]. [POCKET MAP]. TANNER, H[enry] S[chenck]. A Map of the United States of Mexico, as Organized and Defined by the Several Acts of the Congress of That Republic, Constructed from a Great Variety of Printed and Manuscript Documents by H. S. Tanner. No. 201 Broadway, N. York 1850. Pocket map, folded into original 16mo dark brown blind-stamped ribbed cloth covers, upper cover gilt-lettered: TANNER’S TRAVELLING MAP OF MEXICO (covers present but detached). Engraved map with original full color and the newly established U.S.-Mexican boundary outlined in bright rose (in the pre-Gadsden Purchase conformation, following Tanner’s 1826 borderline west of El Paso); California Gold fields indicated in type and coloring. 58.8 x 73.3 cm (23-1/4 x 28-7/8 inches). A few folds neatly reinforced on verso. Pocket folder slightly worn and with remains of old paper label. Streeter’s copy. "Fifth edition” (dated 1850; copyright 1846), beyond the scope of Lawrence Martin’s sequence of Tanner maps, but, according to Wheat, this colorful and historic edition was based on Martin’s sequence (h), with updates to reflect the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo boundary and the Gold Rush. ($20,000-$30,000)    More>>





9. [MAP]. ARROWSMITH, John. A Map of Texas, Compiled from Surveys Recorded in the Land Office of Texas, and Other Official Surveys. By John Arrowsmith, Soho Square. London. [engraved pictorial seals of the Republic of Texas and the General Land Office of Texas] Recognized as an Independent State by Great Britain 16th. Novr. 1840. Engraved map, original outline coloring. 59.8 x 49.8 cm (23-1/2 x 19-5/8 inches). Skillfully backed with acid-free tissue, a few minor tears at right margin neatly consolidated (no losses), otherwise fine, with a few neat contemporary pencil notations at Red River (Coffee’s Trading House, etc.) and a series of faint pencil hatch marks at right. Fine copy with strong coloring. Second appearance of this important map, which originally came out in Arrowsmith's London Atlas (1832-1846).     ($8,000-14,000)    More>>





10. [MAP]. DE CORDOVA, J[acob Raphael] & Robert Creuzbaur. J. De Cordova’s Map of the State of Texas Compiled from the Records of the General Land Office of the State, by Robert Creuzbaur, Houston, 1854. Inset text at upper left: Reference to Land Districts. Engraved map in original full color. 58 x 54 cm (22-7/8 x 21-1/4 inches). The map bears an ink manuscript note of certification by Theophilus Kramer and a few other of Kramer’s ink notations (locating gold, silver, and pearls in Texas). The map came to us framed with the following curious accumulation of items: (1) Document signed by French revolutionist Maximilien Robespierre, dated May 11, 1794; (2) Seven engraved nineteenth-century prints from an illustrated English periodical (railroad, lighthouse, ship, etc.); (3) Five printed labels, one of which is dated 1860 and seems to indicate that Ignatzius Kirner of No. 3 Second Street—New York acted as an agent for Kramer, perhaps for his medications; the other four labels are for Kramer’s patent medications. We have not been able to determine how these extraneous materials might relate to De Cordova (other than to conclude that speculations relating to Texas, now as ever, are rampant and imaginative). We have chosen to retain the extra material with the map, should someone wish to research the matter. This map came into our hands in rough condition, but it has now been professionally conserved and is quite respectable. All editions of De Cordova’s map are exceedingly rare in commerce, especially the present edition. This 1854 edition of De Cordova's important and valuable Texas map was the last published version before he sold the rights to J. H. Colton of New York (this 1854 edition was the last to have a Texas imprint).      ($30,000-$50,000)     More>>




11. [MAP]. EMORY, W[illiam] H[emsley]. Map of Texas and the Countries Adjacent Compiled in the Bureau of the Corps of Topographical Engineens[sic] from the Best Authorities for the State Department under the Direction of Colonel J. J. Abert Chief of the Corps by W. H. Emory, 1st. Lieut. T. E. War Department 1844. [Washington, 1844]. Lithographic map. 53.2 x 78.8 cm (21 x 31 inches). First edition, first issue (large-scale format) of a key map in the historical cartography of Texas and the Southwest—the first map published by the United States government to recognize the boundaries of the Republic of Texas, thus recognizing Texas as a separate entity. One of two large-scale issues of Emory’s map, for which no priority has been established.     ($6,000-10,000)     More>>





12. [MAP]. ENSIGN, T. & E. H. Map of Texas and Part of Mexico Reduced and Compiled from the Congressional Map and Other Recent Authorities. Published by T. & E. H. Ensign, N.Y. [New York], 1846. Below neatline: Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1846 by A. Willard in the Clerks Office in the District Court of the Southern District N.Y. Engraved map on stiff clay-coated card stock. 14.6 x 11.7 cm (5-7/8 x 4-5/8 inches), printed in clay-coated card stock. Original outline coloring in lilac, ornamental border in woven design. Other than a bit of minor staining, fine. Rare. An intriguing and curious miniature map of Texas in the Emory conformation, but with more detail provided. Day, p. 43. The map may have been issued in response to public demand for more information on the newly annexed state of Texas and the commencement of the Mexican War. We sold a copy of this map in our Auction 8 (November, 1999) for $4,600.      ($3,000-6,000)     More>>





13. [MAP]. KIEPERT, H[einrich]. Mexico, Texas und Californien. Below neat line [left]: Bearbeitet und gezeichnet von H. Kiepert; [center]: Weimar, Verlag des Geographiscen Institus, 1847; [right]: Situation und Schrift gestochen von K. Mädel, Terrain von C. Jungmann. Inset at lower left: Plateau von Mexico im doppelten Maasstab der Hauptkarte. Inset at upper right: Die Republiken von Central-America im Maasstab der Hauptkarte. Profile at lower margin: Durchschnitt des Hochlandes von Anahuac.... Engraved map with original outline coloring. 55.5 x 63 cm (21-7/8 x 24-7/8 inches). Some marginal creasing, nicks, and reinforcements, overall fine. The 1847 edition of Kiepert’s rare map of Mexico, Central America, the American West, and Texas. ($4,000-$10,000)     More>>





14. [MAP]. KIEPERT, H[einrich]. Mexico, Texas und Californien. Below neat line [left]: Bearbeitet und gezeichnet von H. Kiepert; [center]: Weimar, Verlag des Geographiscen Institus, 1849; [right]: Situation und Schrift gestochen von K. Mädel, Terrain von C. Jungmann. Inset at lower left: Plateau von Mexico im doppelten Maasstab der Hauptkarte. Inset at upper right: Die Republiken von Central-America im Maasstab der Hauptkarte. Profile at lower margin: Durchschnitt des Hochlandes von Anahuac.... Engraved map with original outline coloring. 55.5 x 63 cm (21-7/8 x 24-7/8 inches). Other than slight wear and a few neat The 1849 edition of Kiepert’s map (see preceding entry).     ($4,000-$10,000)     More>>



15. [MAP]. VANDERMAELEN, Ph[ilippe Marie Guillaume]. Amér. Sep. Partie de la Vielle Californie. No.53. [Bruxelles]. Below neat line at left: Dressée et dessinée par Ph. Vandermaelen. Below neat line at right: Lith. par H. Ode...1825. Lithographed map with original outline coloring and shading. 47.1 x 52.5 cm (18-1/2 x 20-3/4 inches): H. Ode, Avril [and] Juin, 1825. No scale, but approximately 1 inch = 28 miles. Very fine, on excellent rag paper, uncut, with large margins. One of the most beautiful and unusual cartographic treatments ever created depicting the historic region at the juncture of the Colorado and Gila Rivers at the mouth of the Gulf of California. First printing of the largest scale map of the region printed up to that time. The map shows the borderland region at the pivotal juncture of southern Arizona, northern Sonora, northern Baja, Upper California (locating San Diego, Mission San Luis Rey de Francia, Mission San Juan Capistrano, etc.).     ($250-500)     More>>



16. [MAP & GUIDE]. EDWARD, David B. History of Texas; or, The Emigrant’s, Farmer’s, and Politician’s Guide to the Character, Climate, Soil and Productions of That Country: Geographically Arranged from Personal Observation and Experience. Cincinnati: Stereotyped and Published by J. A. James & Co., 1836. xii, [13]-336 [2, ads] pp., folding engraved map of the Republic of Texas on onion-skin paper, grants hand-colored in outline: Map of Texas Containing the Latest Grants and Discoveries by E. F. Lee (32 x 21.6 cm; 12-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches). 12mo, original sheep, red leather label. Binding worn and abraded, occasional foxing, interior and the excellent map fine. The map, which is often lacking, is very fine and crisp, with excellent color retention. Old ex-library, with bookplates of Library of the Historical and Philosophical Society of Ohio and lending library label of Blue Rapids Ladies’ Library Association. Ink presentation inscription dated 1849 by E. Easton Esq., who has also signed his name on title and map verso (not visible on printed image of map). First edition. ($1,500-3,000)    More>>



17. [MAP & GUIDE]. GOODWIN, F. A Brief Description of California, from the Time of its First Occupation by the United States and Subsequent Growth. Its Mountains, Valleys, Rivers, Lakes, Bays, Vegetable Products, Salmon Fishing, Minerals, Climate, Soil, Mining, Inhabitants, Towns, Commerce, &c. Accompanied with a Map of California and Adjacent Country. New York: Printed by George E. Leefe, 225 Fulton Street, 1855. Pocket map & guide, folded into original 16mo dark brown blind-stamped cloth covers, upper cover stamped in gilt: Map of California and Adjacent Country by F. Goodwin. 8 pp. (text), folding lithographed map on onion-skin paper, outlined in original bright colors, seas shaded blue, Gold Regions colored yellow: Map of California and the Adjacent Country Compiled by F. Goodwin from the Best Authors and Actual Observation. Entered According to Act of Congress in the Year 1855 by F. Goodwin in the Clerk’s Office of the District Court of the Northern District of New York. Lith. of Geo. E. Leefe, 225 Fulton St. N.Y., 74.5 x 52 cm (29-1/8 x 20-1/2 inches); exuberant ornate lettering in title, key with symbols locating Capitol of State, cities, villages, towns, forts, roads, and Sutter’s Saw Mill at Coloma; vignettes of bear, deer, Native Americans, ships; large scale (about 32 miles to the inch). Text with minor foxing, light waterstaining, and age-toning. Map superb with exceptionally vivid coloring, covers very fine with glittering gilt-lettering. Very fine copy, with contemporary ownership lightly stenciled in ink on front pastedown. First edition.      ($8,000-16,000)     More>>



18. [OVERLAND DIARY: CHIHUAHUA & SANTA FE TRAILS, BATTLE OF SACRAMENTO]. GLASGOW, William Henry. Two original manuscript overland diaries recording two trips made to Mexico and the Southwest during 1842-1843 and 1846-1848, documenting the Santa Fe and Chihuahua Trails, Northern Mexico, the borderlands, and the Mexican-American War (especially the Battle of Sacramento). (1) The first diary, which commences October 27, 1842, and ends on January 1, 1843, consists of 120 pp. in pencil (12mo, original green diced roan diary with front flap, worn). This appears to be a diary written on the spot. (2) The second diary, consisting of 144 pp., in ink (4to, original three-quarter diced purple roan over marbled boards, corners renewed) is entitled Memorandums of a trip through Mexico in 1842 & 1843 and covers the period from December 1, 1842, to May 6, 1843 (130 pp.), and August 1846, to April 27, 1848 (14 pp.). The second diary appears to be a more finished reworking of the first diary, with additions, done shortly after the Glasgow’s travels. Other than binding wear, both diaries are in excellent condition and legibly written. Accompanying the diaries are transcripts, map of route (traced over Emory’s 1844 map), photograph of original painting of Glasgow, and other useful related research material. All preserved in a custom green cloth slipcase. Provenance: W. Merrill Glasgow, great grandson of William Henry Glasgow.     ($20,000-$40,000)     More>>



19. [OVERLAND DIARY: MORMON BATTALION]. SANDERSON, George B. Original unpublished manuscript diary (entitled Journal kept by Dr. Geo. B. Sanderson As. Surgeon United States Army from Fort Leavenworth Missouri to Santa Fe New Mexico and to San Diego Upper California and back to the United States in the years 1846 & 1847), written by Assistant Surgeon Sanderson, who accompanied the Mormon Battalion on the historic trek made in 1846 1847 from Missouri to San Diego. 66 pp., folio, legibly written in ink, about 20,000 closely-written words, with day-by-day entries, commencing August 24, 1846, and ending on January 21, 1847, eight days before the Battalion reached San Diego. Modern black cloth. Some age-toning, corrosive voids near right upper and lower corners of the pages, with slight text loss (the voids and surrounding brittle area vary in size from about the diameter of a pencil to perhaps a quarter; most of the holes have been filled with tissue, which also strengthens the paper in the area). Otherwise, the journal is fine. Provenance: W. Merrill Glasgow (see preceding item). On page 2 of Sanderson’s journal, shortly after leaving Fort Leavenworth, Dr. Sanderson records meeting a Mr. Clark (George Rogers Hancock Clark, brother-in-law of William Henry Glasgow; see preceding entry). Clark had started with the Glasgows in May on the Santa Fe Trail. The Glasgow family is also mentioned on p. 23 of Sanderson’s journal. How Sanderson’s journal came into the hands of the Glasgow family is not known. Accompanying Sanderson’s journal is W. Merrill Glasgow’s typed page-by-page transcript of the journal, a map showing the route taken, and other useful supporting material.     ($30,000-$60,000)     More>>



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