Dorothy Sloan -- Books

AUCTION 21

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1. [ALAMO]. Le Courrier des États-Unis, Journal Politique et Litteraire. Vol. IX, No. 11. New York, April 6, 1836. 4 pp. (pp. 61-64), printed in 3 columns, large engraving of American eagle at top, folio (42.5 x 28.8 cm), disbound. Early account of the Battle of the Alamo in French. Among other national and international news in this widely distributed French-language newspaper published in New York, there is prominently featured on the front page in the middle of the second column a news story concerning developments in San Antonio and at the Alamo, which is said to be under siege and resisting Mexican surrender demands. Immediately following is yet another breaking news story which arrived on March 2, stating that Travis with only 150 men has beaten back a Mexican attack. It also reports that Fannin with 325 men is on his on his way from Goliad, a report that was obviously false. ($150-300) More>>

2. [ARANSAS HARBOR]. Tamper Bay Hotel. City of Aransas Harbor, Texas, C. L. Dignowity, Proprietor. W. D. Keith, Manager, Meals at all hours, day and night. Lunch between Meals. Rates, $16 per day; will take $1 per day. Special rates to officeseekers, owing to the high tariff [cover title]. [San Antonio, ca. 1896]. 8vo, original pictorial wrappers. Creased where formerly folded with short separations (no losses), wrappers with some browning and lightly chipped (a few minor losses), text leaves with small splits at folds and some minor chipping, especially at top (but few losses). An unusual survival of a fragile, unique, ephemeral imprint. First edition. This unique and rare promotional published at the time when speculation was rampant in the Aransas area appears to be part serious promotional and part squib. ($50-100) More>>

3. [ATLAS]. EVERTS, L[ouis] H. & CO. (publishers). Official State Atlas of Kansas [lithograph view: State Capitol, Topeka, Kan. Haskell & Wood, Arch’s. F.F. Goist Sc.] Compiled from Government Surveys, County Records and Personal Investigations [on verso of title page] Copyright, 1887, L. H. Everts & Co. Philadelphia: H. H. Everts & Co., 1887. 300 leaves consisting of 70 unnumbered pages of text, 185 unnumbered pages of plates (uncolored lithograph views, scenes, interiors, ranches, livestock, architecture, etc.) and pagination sequence reading: [2, title page], 1-158, 160-161, 164-165, 167-339 [1, blank] (mostly pages of hand-colored maps, 843 maps on 316 pages, not including Riverside Stock Farm map on page with view), 25 inserted hand-colored lithograph folding maps. Folio (45.5 x 39.5 cm), original burgundy pebble cloth gilt lettered on upper cover (The Official Atlas of Kansas 1887), rebacked and re-cornered in new tan cloth, new endpapers, edges sprinkled. First edition of the first atlas of Kansas, and one of the largest nineteenth-century atlases for any state in the U.S. LeGear, United States Atlases L1368. Phillips, Atlases 1710. Reese, Six Score 83: “These atlases were designed so that pages could be tipped in. I doubt that any two copies are exactly alike.... This massive compilation contains a vast wealth of information on Kansas at the time of publication. Many of the views depict stock ranges, which are also located on the extremely detailed maps. There are many bird’s-eye views of towns and sights. Much of the accompanying text is devoted to listing the leading citizens of the state, their property, what kind of livestock they raise, and even what kind of fencing they use. The Everts’ atlas is an important source for much information, with illustrations existing nowhere else.” ($4,000-8,000) More>>

4. [ATLAS]. MITCHELL, S[amuel] Augustus. [cover title (issued without title)] Revised Edition. Mitchell’s School Atlas. Philadelphia: Thomas, Cowperthwait & Company. Entered according to act of Congress, in the year 1839, by S. Augustus Mitchell, in the clerk’s office of the district court of Connecticut [lower cover] The Maps Comprising Mitchell’s School Atlas, Drawn and Engraved to Illustrate Mitchell’s School Geography.... [map list]. Philadelphia, n.d. (1844). [6, text, tables, statistics] pp., 14 leaves of hand-colored maps (lithographic transfer from engraved plates), some double, maps numbered 1 to 18 (including insets), most maps dated 1839 (Map Nos. 12 and 13 dated 1840; Map No. 6 dated 1844), maps attributed to James Hamilton Young and Wellington Williams. Small folio (34 x 25 cm), original dark green sheep over tan pictorial lithograph boards. First revised edition of Mitchell’s School Atlas, the original edition first published in 1839 (Phillips, Atlases 6085), with many editions and revisions following. Rumsey (523) cites the very rare first edition, noting the first edition has date of 1839 in roman numerals on upper cover, sixteen numbered maps on twelve pages, and with all maps engraved, rather than lithographed as in the present atlas. American Imprints 1840-4699. Karpinski, Maps of Famous Cartographers Depicting North America, #415 (citing the Michigan map) & p. 329: “In view of the fact of compulsory public education practically through out America the widest circulation of any published maps is doubtless attained by those maps appearing in the text-books used in the public schools. In large measure the books were destroyed by the pupils in use. The somewhat ephemeral character of these publications accounts also for their rapid disappearance.... Doubtless the two authors whose works enjoyed the largest continued use and the widest circulation were the school atlases and geographies of S. Augustus Mitchell and those of James Monteith.... These school text-books deserve most careful attention in any study of the spread of ideas by the printed pages. The school atlas or geography has been the one book almost certain to be found in every home where there is a child of school age. Doubtless in the early days when citizens of the Eastern States were considering migration to the Middle West these works were the ones most frequently consulted.” ($250-500) More>>

5. [ATLAS]. NORTH AMERICAN BOUNDARY COMMISSION (1872-1876). Joint Maps of the Northern Boundary of the United States, from the Lake of the Woods to the Summit of the Rocky Mountains. United States Northern Boundary Commission, Archibald Campbell, Esq., Commissioner. W. J. Twining, Capt. of Engrs. U.S.A. Chief Astronomer. Her Majesty’s North American Boundary Commission, D.R. Cameron, Maj. Royal Art. Commissioner S. Anderson, Capt. Royal Engrs. Chief Astronomer [lithograph pictorial title on tinted ground with illustration of Chief Mountain in present Glacier National Park, Montana]. [Washington: Government Printing Office, 1878]. 26 leaves (lithographs on tinted grounds): Pictorial title, index map leaf, 24 leaves of maps numbered I to XXIV showing the U.S.-Canada boundary line as it was established by the Joint Commission (each sheet 40.2 x 59 cm). Oblong folio (40.8 x 60 cm), original dark brown roan over brown lithograph boards with title in black on upper cover.  First edition. Howell 52:64. Phillips, Atlases 1264. Winsor, Narrative and Critical History of America, Vol. 7, pp. 54-55. This very scarce atlas supplements the official reports of the Commission’s work. This series of large-scale (one inch equals two miles), highly detailed maps documents the Canada-U.S. border from Lake of the Woods in northern Minnesota to the summit of Rocky Mountains and the Continental Divide. They are not to be confused with the seven sheets that appeared in the official government report, which had a scale of only one inch to eight miles, and which were issued folded into the report (see Wheat #1878). ($600-1,200) More>>

6. [ATLAS]. ROGERS, Henry Darwin & A[lexander] Keith Johnston. Atlas of the United States of North America, Canada, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, Mexico, Central America, Cuba, and Jamaica. On a Uniform Scale. From the Most Recent State Documents, Marine Surveys, and Unpublished Materials. With Plans of the Principal Cities and Sea-Ports, and an Introductory Essay on the Physical Geography, Products, and Resources of North America. London: Edward Stanford, 6, Charing Cross, S.W. [The Authors Reserve the Right of Translation.], n.d. [1857]. 20 pp., 30 lithograph maps with original hand coloring (24 of which are folded with sheet size measuring 36.5 x 42.5 cm; half sheet maps measure 36.5 x 25 cm; map of Charleston on pastedown, neat line to neat line measuring 25 x 19.2 cm). Folio, original blind-embossed purple cloth lettered in gilt on upper cover (Atlas Of The United States, British & Central America: By Prof. Rogers & A. Keith Johnston). Expertly rebacked in sympathetic cloth, original endsheets retained. First edition. Day, Maps of Texas, pp. 68-69 (listing the general map of the U.S. [Map 2 above], but not the separate map of Texas [Map 17 above]). LeGear, United States Atlases L41. Phillips, Atlases 3670. Sabin 62699. Rumsey 3825: “Unusual collaboration between a Scot (Johnston), an American (Rogers), and an Englishman (Stanford). The maps are all on a scale of 54.5 miles to one inch, and are very well executed. They are derived from the large Map of The United States, British & Central America, by Rogers and Johnston, 1857 [Rumsey 4390]. The western U.S. maps show the routes of the proposed Pacific Railroad. Rogers probably wrote the descriptive text. Johnston engraved and drew the maps-these maps are perhaps the best examples of Scottish highly detailed mapmaking applied to the western territories and states, in the pre-Civil War period.” ($6,000-$10,000) More>>

7. [ATLAS]. VÁZQUEZ, Francisco (translator). Atlas elementar. Metodo nuevo, breve, facil y demostrativo para aprender la geografía por sí mismo, ó enseñarla aun á los niños. Con XXII. Mapas iluminados. Un tratado adjunto de la esfera, y las láminas correspondientes, en que se explican claramente los movimientos de los astros, los systémas antiguos y modernos del universo, el use de los globos y las medidas geográficas. Traducido, con las variaciones y adiciones mas precisas, para la clara expresion de las idéas, por el P. D. Francisco Vazquez, C. R. Madrid: En la Oficina de Pantaleon Aznar, Carrera de San Gerónymo, 1786. [10], 222 pp. + [2], 44, [2] pp., 24 unattributed folded copper-engraved maps with original outline and shading in green and pink, plate size of maps approximately 11.5 x 15 cm, with slight variations). 2 vols. in one, 8vo (20.3 x 14.7 cm), later half blue mottled sheep over blue cloth, dark blue gilt-lettered sheep spine label with initials F.L. y L. in gilt at foot of spine. First Spanish edition. Palau 19382 & 353677 (noting Madrid editions in 1795 and 1828, and Mexican editions in 1806 and 1819). The atlas originally was issued in French as Atlas des enfans, ou, méthode nouvelle, courte, facile et demonstrative, pour apprendre la geógraphie (Amsterdam: J. H. Schneider, 1760), with maps attributed to Christiaan Sepp. ($500-1,000) More>>

8. [ATLAS]. [WILKES EXPEDITION]. UNITED STATES EXPLORING EXPEDITION (1838-1842). WILKES, Charles. Atlas. Narrative of the United States Exploring Expedition. During the Years 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842. By Charles Wilkes, U.S.N., Commander of the Expedition, Member of the American Philosophical Society, etc. In Five Volumes, and an Atlas. [title verso]: Entered...1844, By Charles Wilkes...District of Columbia. Philadelphia: Lea & Blanchard, 1845. [6] pp., 5 copper-engraved maps on bank note paper (see list following). Folio, original black ribbed cloth, covers blind-embossed, lettered in gilt on upper cover (Atlas U.S. Exploring Expedition), gilt eagle and sailing ship on lower cover, spine gilt lettered (U.S. Exploring Expedition. Vol. 6). Atlas only.Tweney, Washington 89 #83: “The Atlas is much sought by collectors.” Second edition, first issue of the atlas to accompany Lea & Blanchard unofficial edition of Charles Wilkes’ 1845 Narrative; the atlas was printed in an edition of 150 copies supplied to Wilkes for presentation and sale. Haskell 17A. This edition was preceded by the official edition of 1844, which was printed in 100 copies, of which 25 were destroyed by fire (Haskell #1, p. 34), and replaced by the 1845 edition, which this atlas accompanied. For the entire work, see: Cowan I, pp. 248-249n. Cowan II, p. 683. Ferguson, Australia 4209. Forbes, Hawaiian National Bibliography 1573. Hill (II) #1866. Howes W414. Rosove, Antarctica 353. Streeter Sale 3324. An early American exploring expedition conducted almost exclusively at sea, this voyage had numerous accomplishments to its credit, including mapping nearly three hundred islands, totally exploring the American Northwest Coast, and establishing the true nature of Antarctica as a continent. ($3,000-5,000) More>>

9. [ATLAS]. YAGGY, [Levi Walter]. Yaggy’s Geographical Study Comprising Physical Political Geological and Astronomical Geography. Chicago: Western Publishing House, 1887. Cartographic pedagogical device. 19 chromolithograph plates and maps (including 5 translucent tissue underlays), one relief map. Within folding case (overall 158 x 96 cm), constructed of brown cloth over wood, with flap (affixed to inner flap is printed slip entitled Directions for Opening the Study; 22.7 x 10 cm), metal moveable clamping hardware for sheets in lower portfolio, two moveable metal props affixed to upper case, remains of original leather straps, two metal clasps. First edition of a remarkable example of large-format chromolithography. Yaggy published another version of this work in 1893, but it was somewhat different, consisting of large chromo plates only (and different from the present 1887 plates). This work was issued at a time when U.S. education was flourishing and undergoing numerous changes in both teacher training and student education, as the profession moved towards increasing professionalism. Combining as it does science and art, this portfolio is practically a unique pedagogical tool equalled by few other examples. Undoubtedly few students and few teachers had ever seen such a spectacular teaching tool before this one was published. Yaggy (d. ca. 1912) was a publisher and prolific author who wrote on many topics, in addition to educational themes. ($4,000-8,000) More>>

10. [BANGS, Samuel (printer)]. SPAIN. LAWS (April 15, 1820). [Decree putting back in force previous decrees and regulations]. [At top] D Joaquín de Arredondo Mioño, Pelegrín, Bravo de Hoyos y Venero, Caballero de la Orden de Calatrava.... [text commences] Por el Ministerio de la Governación de Ultramar se me ha dirijdo la Real Orden del tenor siguiente.... Los Decretos que las Cortes generales y extraordinarias, y tambien ordinarias.... [Monterrey, October 17, 1820]. Folio broadside. Creased where formerly folded, two edges lightly browned and wrinkled, otherwise very good. Signed by Joaquín de Arredondo with his ink paraph, and in full in ink by Rafael Gonzáles (1789-1857), a Tejano born in San Fernando de Béxar, who served as governor of Coahuila y Tejas during 1824-1826. Monterrey edition of a Spanish decree issued by King Ferdinand VII. This printing is a very early imprint by Samuel Bangs. Jenkins, Bangs 21. Spell 28. ($1,200-2,400) More>>

11. [BANGS, Samuel (printer)]. MEXICO (Empire). El Comandante General Ynterino de Provincias Internas de Oriente a las tropas de la del Nuevo Santander. [facing double arrows] [text commences] Soldados: La Patria que ha puesto en vuestras manos las armas para que la defendais de toda clase de enemigos, exige de vosotros el auxilio de que la socorrais. El Señor Brigadier D. Felipe de la Garza vuestro Gefe por acaloramiento à que dió lugar conceptos equivocados, os há llamado en su defenza, no para defender el precioso dón de la Libertad, sino para substraerse de la obediencia á las determinaciones de S. M. I. de Señor Don Agustin Primero. [Signed in print at end] Lopez. N.p., n.d. [Saltillo, November 1822?]. Broadside on laid paper (31.2 x 21.5 cm). First edition. Jenkins, Bangs 182: “This broadside carries no date or place of publication, but it is printed in Bangs type fonts with his facing pair of arrows after the heading... It exhorts the troops to come back to the side of the government and let the rule of law, not arms, control the situation lest the ‘inexorable sword of the law come down upon you.’” Not in Spell. ($500-1,000) More>>

12. [BANGS, Samuel (printer)]. MEXICO (Empire). Manifiesto de S. M. El Emperador [facing double arrows] Habitantes del Imperio: El general á quien encargué el mando de las tropas que debian ocupar á Veracruz....México febrero 9 de 1823. Agustin. Jose Manuel de Herrera. [Colophon] Reimpreso en el Saltillo á 19 de Febrero de 1823. Imprenta de la Comandancia General de Oriente Jose Manuel Bangs, Impresor. Broadside on laid paper with watermark (29 x 21.2 cm). Jenkins, Bangs 164: “Proclamation issued by the emperor in Mexico City on February 9, 1823, declaring that the revolution has ended, although there are still disturbances in Veracruz. Presents some peace proposals to the governor of Veracruz that are actually more of a veiled threat.” Not in Spell. Samuel Bangs (ca. 1798-1854) accompanied the Mina expedition as printer and created the first imprints west of the Louisiana Purchase, in Texas, Tamaulipas, Nuevo León, and Coahuila. ($500-1,000) More>>

13. [BANGS, Samuel (printer)]. COAHUILA Y TEJAS. CONGRESO GENERAL. [Statement supporting the Plan of Jalapa.] [At top] Sesión Estraordinaria del dia treinta y uno de Diciembre de 1829. [Saltillo, ca. January 3, 1830]. Folio broadside. Creased where formerly folded, otherwise very fine. First edition. Jenkins, Bangs 322. Not in Spell. By this statement, the Congress adheres the state to the Plan of Jalapa (also known as the “Plan del Ejército de reserva”), a revolt by Santa-Anna and others against President Vicente Guerrero, who was forced to resign and soon executed. He was succeeded by Santa-Anna himself. Here the state threatens anyone who actively opposes this plan with execution merely upon an accusation. The Plan of Jalapa instituted a centralist administration. This change of power resulted in leaders in Mexico City becoming more suspicious of the United States and of Anglo colonists in Texas, thirty thousand of whom had arrived in Texas by the year this decree was printed by Bangs. The imposition of a centralist form of government was among the irritants eventually leading the Texans to revolt against Mexico. ($750-1,500) More>>

14. [BANGS, Samuel (printer)]. MEXICO (Republic). Circular letter (May 7, 1830). [Circular letter asking cooperation in collecting natural history specimens to form a national collection and to create a new map of Mexico, with instructions for collecting specimens]. [At top] Gobierno Supremo del Estado Libre de Coahuila y Tejas. [text commences] El Ecsmo Sr. Ministro de Estado y de Relaciones, con fecha 7 de Mayo procsimo pasado me dice lo que sigue.... [Saltillo: Samuel Bangs, 1830]. [6] pp., folio. Creased where formerly folded, small triangular piece wanting from left blank margin, otherwise very good. Coahuilatecan edition of a federal decree. Jenkins, Bangs 371: “This is the last known imprint of Bangs in Coahuila.” Not in Spell. Vice-President Alemán laments the poor state of physical knowledge about the country and urges those who are in a position to do so to cooperate in collecting specimens of natural history. He is especially concerned with mineral products and the output of mines. He also requests that persons who have any maps of any state of any type send him copies of them, since the entire republic is not correctly mapped and they are needed to assist with that effort. Finally, he asks for samples of local crafts and industrial objects so that they may be sent to the capital to form part of a more extensive collection there. ($600-1,200) More>>

15. [BANGS, Samuel (printer)]. TAMAULIPAS (Mexican State). [Decree of December 8, 1835, outlining troops to be raised to defend the republic against the Texas rebels]. [At top] Gobierno del Departamento de Tamaulipas. Circular. [text commences] El Supremo Gobierno Nacional empeñado justamente en sosteuer[sic] integro el territorio de la República....[Ciudad Victoria: Samuel Bangs, 1835]. Folio broadside. Very rare Bangs imprint with riveting content on the Texas Revolution. First edition. Streeter 845.1. Not in Jenkins (Bangs) or Spell. This decree concerns implementing in the state a national decree that called for the raising of troops to fight against the Texans, here referred to as “los indignos colonos.” The state is apparently alarmed by Stephen F. Austin and José Antonio Mexía's schemes, which included the invasion of Matamoros, a plan Austin himself approved in a letter to the President of the Consultation, November 5, 1835 (Austin Papers, Vol. III, p. 240). In that letter supporting Mexía's plans, Austin goes on to say: "In short we are in a war, in which the objects of our enemies is our total extermination. It is a matter of life and death-there is no medium or middle course left-none at all...." In 1839, José Antonio Mexía (1800-1839), a Mexican who supported the federalism for which the Texans fought, upon orders of Santa-Anna faced a firing squad for unpardonable treason in bringing foreign adventurers into the country. See Handbook of Texas Online: José Antonio Mexía. ($2,000-4,000) More>>

16. BENNET, Miles Squier. Original autograph journal (signed M.S.B. on first page) of his life in early Texas, mostly in Dewitt Colony (Gonzales area), also in San Antonio and excursions to the west. May 25, 1838–May 27, 1854. 52 pages (including 2 blank) on 24 mostly quarto sheets (2 are 4-page folded folio). Preserved in a brown morocco, gilt-lettered and decorated clamshell case. The 50 journal pages span the years from his arrival in Texas in 1838 at age 20 to life as an established farmer on the Guadalupe River in 1854. Miles S. Bennet (1818-1903) appears to have been a compulsive journal maker. As he writes on October 12, 1838: “Time is short and soon passes away, and once gone is gone forever, By keeping an exact account of each day of ones life, one lives longer, that is, he does not dream away so much of his existence, he will have the opportunity of viewing the follies of each day and avoiding them in future, and in keeping the record he will have an history of his own life to which he can refer in future days. I regret that I did not begin my Diary several years ago....” Especially in the earlier years, Bennet’s journal has many interesting notes and narratives about events in early Texas. ($3,000-6,000) More>>

17. [BIRD’S-EYE VIEW]. BRAZOS RIVER CHANNEL & DOCK COMPANY. Velasco the First & Only Deep Water Port on the Coast of Texas. The Commercial Hope of the Trans-Mississippi. Louis Giraud.... [St. Louis: Gast, ca. 1892]. Lithograph with original color. 60.5 x 91.7 cm. Very rare, large, and colorful promotional of Velasco, with bird's eye view of the Velasco area and other images on recto, and breathless, boosterism text on verso, including: “Velasco, the Liverpool of the Trans-Mississippi.” Not in Reps, Day, or other sources. The present imprint was part of the campaign to promote Velasco’s deepwater port, which ran to a depth of 17-1/2 feet. By 1892 over a million dollars worth of lots had been sold, and the town and region flourished, with railroad connections and a bustling shipping center. ($1,500-3,000) More>>

18 [BIRD’S-EYE VIEW]. KUCHEL, [Charles Conrad] & [Emil] Dresel (artists) & [Joseph Britton & Jacques Joseph Rey] (lithographers). Coloma, 1857. El Dorado County, California. First discovery of Gold in Cal. was made at this place early in February 1848 by Jas. Marshall & P. L. Wimmer, in the Tailrace of Sutters Saw mill, situated at the extreme lower end of the Town. The Mill was torn down in 1856. [symbol, cross in small circle, with hook at top] Place where Sutters mill stood. [above image] Kuchel & Dresels California Views. [below image] Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1857 by Kuchel & Dresel in the Clerks Office of the U.S. District Court for the Northn District of Cal. N.p., n.d. [San Francisco, ca. 1857]. Lithograph on buff-toned ground, original applied white highlights. Image only: 20.3 x 37 cm. Image including title and caption above: 27 x 37 cm. Overall sheet size: 42 x 63.3 cm. Early view of Coloma. Reps, Views and Viewmakers of Urban America #75 (the version with vignettes is Reps #74). Within Reps’ sequence of Coloma views, this is the third listed, although in fact, according to Reps’s text, it is the first Kuchel & Dresel version. The settlement of Coloma rapidly grew up around Sutter’s Mill, which by the time of this lithograph had already been demolished. Despite a brief period of prosperity and growth, the town finally faded away to become a ghost town. The only remnants of it are now incorporated into Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park. ($10,000-20,000) More>>

19. [BIRD’S-EYE VIEW]. KUCHEL, [Charles Conrad] & [Emil] Dresel (artists) & [Joseph Britton & Jacques Joseph Rey] (lithographers). French Bar Siskiyou Co. [above image] Kuchel & Dresels Cala. Views. N.p., n.d. [San Francisco, ca. 1857]. Lithograph on buff-toned ground, original applied white highlights. Image area: 22.2 x 27.2 cm. Image including title below and caption above: 28 x 27.2 cm. Overall sheet size: 43.5 x 55.1 cm. makers of Urban America #94). Peters, California on Stone, p. 143. Watson, California in the Fifties, Plate 9. Baird (California Pictorial Letter Sheets) lists no view of French Bar, nor is any copyright notice documented by Greenwood, California Imprints 1833-1862, Appendix A (Copyrights). French Bar was one of the communities that sprang up in the area formed by the Scott River, which was exploited by John W. Scott in the early 1850s. It was one of many such settlements along the river. “French Bar and the camps grouped about it in the Scott river gorge produced bountifully. Even as late as 1857 when Kuchel & Dresel visited the spot, the great water wheels were still pumping dry the deep diggings in the stream bed so that the last of the gold could be discovered” (Watson). Apparently French Bar is mostly lost to history except via this beautiful print. ($7,500-15,000) More>>

20. [BIRD’S-EYE VIEW]. KUCHEL, [Charles Conrad] & [Emil] Dresel (artists) & [Joseph] Britton & [Jacques Joseph] Rey (lithographers). Placerville, El Dorado County. [below lower neat line] Printed by Britton & Rey | Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1856 by Davis & Roy, in the Clerk’s Office of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. Drawn from Nature & on Stone by Kuchel & Dresel 176 Clay St S F. [San Francisco: Davis & Roy, ca. 1856]. Lithograph on buff-toned ground, original applied white highlights, image within beige frame border (upper corners rounded). Image only: 30.3 x 51.5 cm. Image including title and text below: 34.5 x 52.2 cm. Image area including frame border: 31.2 x 52.2 cm. Overall sheet size: 37.5 x 54.1 cm. This is the first large view of Placerville. Reps, Views and Viewmakers of Urban America #188 (version with vignettes is Reps #187). Greenwood, California Imprints 1833-1862, Appendix A (Copyrights), p. 489 (#93). Peters, California on Stone, p. 145. Watson, California in the Fifties, Plate 21. Placerville, in modern-day El Dorado County, was settled in 1848 when ranchero William Daylor came to the area from Sutter’s Fort. Known variously as Dry Diggings and Hangtown, the town prospered, especially after the rich ore strike in Nevada City, which turned it into a major supply point for traffic and supplies going east. The present lithograph is particularly important because the town was virtually destroyed this same year by a fire in early July, one of three that would occur in 1856. Thus, the view is of a town that was wiped out shortly after this image was published. ($10,000-20,000) More>>

21. [BIRD’S-EYE VIEW]. KUCHEL, [Charles Conrad] & [Emil] Dresel (artists) & [Joseph] Britton & [Jacques Joseph] Rey (lithographers). Union, Humboldt County, Cal. 1857. [above image] Kuchel & Dresels’ California Views. [below image] Entered according to act of Congress, in the year 1857, by Kuchel & Dresel in the Clerks’ Office of the U.S. District Court, for the N. Dist. of Cal. N.p., n.d. [San Francisco, ca. 1857]. Lithograph on buff-toned ground, original applied white highlights. Image only: 20.5 x 37.3 cm. Image including title and caption above: 26 x 37.3 cm. Overall sheet size: 37.5 x 64 cm. Not in Reps (Views and Viewmakers of Urban America), although he lists two other Kuchel & Dresel views of Union (later renamed Arcata) with slightly different titles, one with vignettes and the other without (Reps #49 & #50).  Founded by the Union Company early in 1850, Union was the first significant town on Humboldt Bay and prospered as a port serving the gold mines in the mountains to the east. In 1860 the name was changed to Arcata, which is its modern-day name. ($6,000-12,000) More>>

22. [BIRD’S-EYE VIEW]. KUCHEL, [Charles Conrad] & [Emil] Dresel (artists) & [Joseph] Britton & [Jacques Joseph] Rey (lithographers). Weaverville, 1856, Trinity County, California. [below lower neat line] Drawn from Nature & on Stone by Kuchel & Dresel, 176 Clay St. S F. | Printed by Britton & Rey. N.p., n.d. [San Francisco, ca. 1856]. Lithograph on buff-toned ground, original applied white highlights image within beige frame border (upper corners rounded). Image only: 30.5 x 51.7 cm. Image including title and frame border: 36.5 x 53.3 cm. Image area including frame border: 32.3 x 53.3 cm. Overall sheet size: 49.5 x 65.5 cm. Early large-scale view of Weaverville (within Reps’ sequence of Weaverville views, this is the first listed). Reps, Views and Viewmakers of Urban America #443 (the version with vignettes is Reps #445). A typical Old West town, Weaverville was founded in 1850 during the Gold Rush. It was noted as the home of several thousand Chinese miners. Today it is an unincorporated area of Trinity County, California, of which it is the county seat. ($10,000-20,000) More>>

23. [BIRD’S-EYE VIEW]. KUCHEL, [Charles Conrad] & [Emil] Dresel (artists) & [Joseph] Britton & [Jacques Joseph] Rey (lithographers). Yankee Jims’, Placer County, California. [above image] Kuchel & Dresels California Views [below image] Drawn from Nature and Lith. by Kuchel & Dresel, 176 Clay St. San Francisco | Entered according to act of Congress in the year 1857 by Kuchel & Dresel in the Clerks Office in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California | Printed by Britton & Rey.... N.p., n.d. [San Francisco, ca. 1857]. Lithograph on buff-toned ground, original applied white highlights. Image only: 20.3 x 36.8 cm. Image including title and caption above: 26 x 36.8 cm. Overall sheet size: 45.5 x 60.2 cm. Reps #452 (the version with vignettes is Reps #451). Within Reps’ sequence of Yankee Jim’s views, Kuchel & Dresel’s prints are the only ones listed. Peters, California on Stone, p. 146. Watson, California in the Fifties, Plate 41. No Yankee Jim’s views are listed by Baird (California Pictorial Letter Sheets). No copyright notice in Greenwood’s California Imprints 1833-1862, Appendix A (Copyrights). Although the origin of the name Yankee Jim’s is uncertain, this town prospered shortly after the discovery of gold. Watson’s three stories of how the town got its name are worth the read. In 1852, however, the town mostly burned, and although it was rebuilt, it was bypassed by the railroad, leading to its decline. The remains of the town are just north of Forest Hill. The 1861 directory for Placer County shows that almost all residents of the place were miners. ($5,000-10,000) More>>

24. [BIRD’S-EYE VIEW]. LAWRENCE, A. B. (attributed). A History of Texas, or the Emigrant’s Guide to the New Republic, by a Resident Emigrant, Late from the United States...With a Brief Introduction by the Rev. A. B. Lawrence, of New Orleans. New York: Published by Nafis & Cornish, No. 178 Pearl-Street, 1844. [2] vii-xxii [23]-275 [1 blank] pp., engraved frontispiece bird’s eye view: City of Austin the New Capital of Texas in 1844 (image: 9.7 x 18 cm; image with caption: 10.1 x 18 cm). 12mo (19 x 11.5 cm), original full mottled sheep, spine lettered and decorated in gilt, marbled fore-edges. First edition, third issue, with cancel title, and without the dedication leaf to David Burnet. The first issue was published by William W. Allen at New York in 1840 under title Texas in 1840, or The Emigrant’s Guide to the New Republic; being the Result of Observation, Enquiry and Travel in That Beautiful Country. Subsequent issues of the book came out in 1842, 1844 (present issue), and 1845 (Streeter 1361A-C), but the view of Austin appears in only two editions. The first edition of the view is as follows: City of Austin the New Capital of Texas in January 1. 1840 [lower left] Drawn by Edward Hall [lower right] Lithog by J. Lowe (image: 9.7 x 18.3 cm; image with caption: 10.2 x 18.3 cm). The second edition of the plate is as indicated in preceding paragraph. There is still conjecture on the media of both editions, but the first edition is generally thought to be a lithograph, and the present second edition is engraved. Streeter 1361B: “An important Texas book.” Authorship is attributed to Rev. A. B. Lawrence, editor of the New Orleans Presbyterian. ($750-1,500) More>>

25. [BIRD’S-EYE VIEW]. MACMASTER, J. D. & COMPANY. Birdseye View of Abilene The Future Capital of Kansas [in image lower center below primary view] St. L. J. H. Ketcheson [center left of primary view] Compliments of J. D. MacMaster & Co. Real Estate and Loan Brokers Dealer in Ranches Farms Business and Suburban City Property California Orange Lands. Arkansas Timber Lands. Missouri Coal Lands and General Brokers in Real Estate Abilene Kansas F. J. Baker [below primary image] A general invitation is extended to correspond with J. D. MacMaster & Co. For Any Information Desired Pertaining to Kansas and the Great West Abilene Central Land Cos Property.... [13 views and 2 portraits surrounding image]. [St. Louis: J. H. Ketcheson for the J. D. MacMaster Real Estate Company, ca. 1895]. Lithograph bird’s-eye view printed in brown, neat line to neat line: 55.5 x 78.2 cm. First edition? Not in Reps. In this highly detailed view of an expanding Abilene, the opportunities for the development of real estate capital are emphasized by the two real estate promoters (G. W. C. Rohrer and J. D. MacMaster) whose mustachioed portraits are prominently displayed at top center. ($2,000-4,000) More>>

26. BLANCHARD, [Henri] P[ierre Léon Pharamond], Adrien Dauzats & [Louis] E[ugène] Maissin. San Juan de Ulùa ou relation de l’expédition française au Méxique, sous les ordres de M. le Contre-Amiral Baudin; par MM. P. Blanchard et A. Dauzats. Suivi de notes et documents, et d’un aperçu général sur l’état actuel du Texas, par M.E. Maissin, Lieutenant de vaisseau, aide-de-camp de l’amiral Baudin. Publié par ordre du roi, sous les auspices de M. Le Baron Tupinier, alors Ministre de la Marine [verso of half title] A. Pihan de la Forest, Imp. de la Cour de cassation, Rue des Noyers, 37]. Paris: Chez Gide, Editeur, rue de Seine S.-G. 6 bis, 1839. vii [1 blank], 591 [1 blank] pp., 18 plates engraved on India-proof paper and mounted (as issued) with views of the West Indies and Mexico, scenes from the expedition and nautical subjects, numerous text engravings of similar subjects. 4to (30 x 20 cm), original half tan roan over purple and rose mottled boards, original green marbled endpapers, spine gilt with raised bands and gilt lettering. First edition, large paper copy. Bancroft, Mexico V, p. 204: “The most exhaustive work on [the Pastry War] episode.” Brunet I, col. 963. Clark, Old South III:202: “Description of Pensacola Bay, fortifications, and the town, which the ship visited on July 1, 1839.” Graff 323. Howes B507. Palau 30412 (noting some copies are printed on china paper and/or with colored plates). Raines, p. 145. Sabin 5832: “Published at 45fr., or without vignettes, 25fr.” The engraved plates printed on thin, high-quality India proof paper are an unusual medium, providing a finer image with more depth than on ordinary paper. Because the technique of printing on India proof paper is extremely time-consuming, expensive, and challenging, engravings were seldom printed in this way. ($400-800) More>>

27. [BORDERLANDS]. MEXICO. COMISIÓN DE LA PESQUISIDORA DE LA FRONTERA DEL NORDESTE. Reports of the Committee of Investigation Sent in 1873 by the Mexican Government to the Frontier of Texas. Translated from the Official Edition Made in Mexico. New York: Baker & Goodwin, Printers, 1875. viii, [3]–443, [1 blank] pp. (p. 296 numbered 96), 3 folding lithograph maps with original color outlining or shading. 8vo (22.4 x 15 cm), original brown cloth spine over beige printed wrappers. First American edition and first edition in English of one of the most important borderlands reports (published the same year in Mexico, in Spanish). This report has been compared to the Pichardo treatise for its importance to Texas and borderlands history. Adams, Guns 1108. Adams, Herd 558 & 2264. Day, Maps of Texas, p. 87. Decker 37:340. Graff 2765. Eberstadt 122:97 (no mention of maps). Howes I32 (see also T143). Palau 119576–8. Tate, The Indians of Texas 2469. This report can be found from time to time, but seldom with the important maps, particularly the superb large-scale folding map, which delineates the Rio Grande from its mouth to the Big Bend region, with portions of Texas, Nuevo Leon, Coahuila, and Tamaulipas. This exceedingly rare map is among the most important maps for Texas and borderlands history in the nineteenth century. The incredible detail includes Mexican and U.S. ranches along the Rio Grande, states, towns, villages, rivers, mountains, roads, forts, lakes, and landmarks. ($2,500-5,000) More>>

28. [BORDERLANDS]. [PANCHO VILLA & THE PUNITIVE EXPEDITION]. U.S. ARMY. Wanted! More Men for Army with Delaware Troops to Serve in Mexico Good Pay and Allowances All Expenses Paid by U.S. Government Good Chance to See the World and Serve Your Country. Apply to Recruiting Office Armory, Dover Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. N.p., n.d. [Dover, 1916]. Broadside (22. x 15.2 cm), text within border composed of miniature U.S. flags. Right blank margin and upper right blank corner chipped with small losses (not affecting text or border), otherwise a fine copy of a fragile item printed on cheap paper. The Punitive Expedition was launched by the United States in retaliation for the 1916 raid on Columbus, New Mexico, by Pancho Villa. Despite a large campaign of several thousand men and the use of aircraft, General John J. Pershing’s force was unable for various reasons to capture Villa, and in fact, came into conflict with regular Mexican troops. On the whole, the expedition was a failure. ($100-300) More>>

29. BURNET, David Gouverneur. Autograph letter signed, to his brother Staats G. Burnet, in care of Robinson & Hartshorne Merchants in New York, dated from Port Spain, Trinidad, July 4, 1807. 6 pp. plus integral address leaf, laid paper, 4to (30 x 23.5 cm). Creased where formerly folded, a few small voids affecting a few letters, moderate staining (mainly affecting last leaf and integral address). Here is a fascinating, apparently unknown letter illuminating an obscure phase of the early life of David G. Burnet (1788-1870), speculator, lawyer, politician, and firebrand soldier of fortune, who came to Texas in 1817, subsequently obtained an empresario grant, and served as first interim president of the Republic of Texas during the pivotal time from March 17 to October 22, 1836. Burnet wrote this letter when he was with Sebastián Francisco de Miranda y Rodríguez’ 1806-1807 expedition to Caracas, Venezuela, in his ill-fated attempt to liberate the country. Burnet rails against political developments in England that might thwart Miranda and in the most dramatic terms expresses his hatred of the Spanish hold on its American possessions and his desire for the English nation to break the Spanish tyranny. This extraordinary letter documents yet another instance in Burnet’s life wherein his designs and hopes were frustrated, a theme that seemed to pervade his entire life. Burnet’s inflamed passion for liberating South America stands in odd contrast to his reluctance to seek the same type of independence for Texas. An important letter written by the eventual first President of the Republic of Texas. ($2,000-4,000) More>>

30. [CALIFORNIA]. [OLD TOWN PASADENA: CASTLE GREEN & HOTEL GREEN COMPLEX]. Anonymous untitled oversize chromolithograph of the resort in Old Town Pasadena, California. N.p., n.d. [ca. 1903]. Image size: 32 x 118.5 cm. Overall sheet size: 36 x 122 cm. Other than a few minor nicks and short tears to blank margins, a very fine, brilliant copy. The image offers a grand view of the lavish resort-hotel complex with its rambling red-tiled architecture blended from Spanish, Moorish, Victorian, and other stylistic elements incorporating domes, arches, pillars, balconies, and verandahs. A transition in transportation modes is documented in the presence of horse-drawn carriages and early open automobiles puffing out little streams of white smoke. Many people are milling about, attired in fancy late Victorian garb. A landmark of Old Town Pasadena architecture, the complex was built between 1898 and 1903 to cater to easterners and others wishing to escape winter rigors. ($300-500) More>>

31. [CALIFORNIA MISSIONS]. ZERTAJE, Juan José. Letter in secretarial hand but signed by Zertaje, to Fray José Señán, President of the California missions and missionary at San Buenaventura. San Blas, March 3, 1813. 2 pp., 8vo (21 x 15 cm), on laid paper, watermark of crest. Sent aboard the frigate Flora commanded by Captain Nicolás Noé, the letter provides an accounting of expenditures in favor of mission San Buenaventura, reports on the unavailability of lead for bells, and remits an accounting by Manuel de Mier y Escalante (not present) regarding tallow previously shipped from San Buenaventura to Acapulco. See: Hubert Howe Bancroft, History of California [cites a March 3, 1813 letter of Zertaje on p. 202 stating some of the information in this letter]; Enrique Cárdenas de la Peña, San Blas de Nayarit ; Zephyrin Englehardt, San Buenaventura, the Mission by the Sea; José Francisco de Paula Señán, The Letters of José Señan, O.F.M., Mission San Buenaventura, 1796-1823. ($750-1,500) More>>

32. CATLIN, George. Westward Bound a Hundred Years Ago. Sketches by Tom Lea. The Pass of the North: [Carl Hertzog], 1939. 4to, original grey paper over yellow printed boards. Very fine in pristine glassine wrapper. First edition, limited edition (#28 of 115 numbered, signed copies), the knife-edge spine, with “A Hundred Years Ago” printed on upper board. Designed and illustrated by Tom Lea. Dykes, Fifty Great Western Illustrators (Lea) 115. Hinshaw & Lovelace, Lea 32. Lowman, Printer at the Pass 11: “One night while reading Catlin’s Letters and Notes on the Manners, Customs and Conditions of the North American Indian, Tom Lea came upon a page that struck him as particularly lyric. ‘Every paragraph asked its own page and every page its own picture.’ The result was this volume. To save money at the time of issue, only 57 books were bound (with a knife-edge spine).” A rarity of both artist Tom Lea and master printer Carl Hertzog, and a harmonious blending of their unique talents which resulted in works of superb design and quality. Tom Lea (1907-2001) who served as a World War II correspondent was a well-known historian, novelist, illustrator and Texas artist. He generally worked in isolation in El Paso, Texas. ($750-1,500) More>>

33. CHAMIZAL ARBITRATION. CASASUS, Joaquín D[emetrio]. El Chamizal: Demanda, réplica, alegato é informes presentados por el Licenciado Joaquín D. Casasus ante el tribunal de arbitraje y sentencia pronunciada por el mismo tribunal. Mexico: Eusebio Gómez de la Puente, Editor, 1911. 656, [4] pp. 4to (24 x 17 cm.), original grey printed wrappers. Contemporary ink signature of Sr. Lic. Rafael P. Garcia, 2a San José 3 Puebla. Uncommon, even in institutional holdings. First edition. Porrúa 47115. This work is a collection of the presentations made by Joaquín D. Casasus to the arbitration panel charged with deciding the Chamizal dispute and is considered his finest legal effort. ($400-800) More>>

34. CHAMIZAL ARBITRATION. Chamizal Arbitration. The Case of the United States of America before the International Boundary Commission United States-Mexico Hon. Eugene Lafleur, Presiding... With Portfolio of Maps. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1911. 8 folded maps depicting the area of dispute. 8vo, original black cloth. Very good. First edition. Maps documenting the disputed area. ($250-500) More>>

35. [CHAMP D’ASILE]. HARTMANN, L[ouis] & [Jean-Baptiste] Millard. Le Texas, ou notice historique sur le Champ d’Asile, comprenant tout ce qui s’est passé depuis la formation jusqu’à la dissolution de cette Colonie, les causes qui l’ont amenée, et la liste de tous les Colons français, avec des renseignements utiles à leurs familles, et le plan du camp, Dédié a Messieurs les Souscripteurs en favcur [sic] des Réfugiés; par MM. Hartmann et Millard, Membres du Champ d’Asile, nouvellement de retour en France.Paris: Béguin, Béchet, Delaunay, et a Gand, Houdin, Juin 1819. [10], ix, [1], [11]-135 [1 blank] pp., folding copper-engraved frontispiece plan of the French settlement in Texas: Champ d’Asile (neat line to neat line: 16.5 x 23.8 cm). 8vo (20.5 x 13.5 cm), recent half green and tan mottled sheep over blue and red marbled paper, gilt-decorated spine with gilt-lettered maroon morocco label, marbled endpapers, later lilac wrappers, marbled edges. First edition. Basic Texas Books 85. Braislin 920. Brinley Sale 4725. Eberstadt, Texas 162:386. Fifty Texas Rarities 6. Holliday 490. Howes H270. Kelsey, Engraved Prints of Texas, p. 18. Library of Congress, Texas Centennial Exhibition 62. Monaghan 792. Rader 1807. Raines, p. 109. Rich, Bibliotheca Americana Nova I:66. Sabin 30706. Sibley, Travelers in Texas 1761-1860, pp. 207-208. Streeter 1069: “This is the second of the three books relating to the Champ d’Asile published in Paris in 1819.... Le Texas, which is in the form of two diaries, the first at pages [11]-111 by Hartmann and the second, pages 112-132, by Millard, is the only one of the three to give a brief but more or less consecutive account of the founding of the colony, the life there, the retreat to Galveston, and the dispersal of the colonists to the four winds.” ($3,000-5,000) More>>

36. [CHAMP D’ASILE]. La Minerve Française. Paris: Au Bureau de la Minerve Française, February 1818-February 1820. 113 numbers in 9 vols. Vol. 1: 644 pp.; Vol. 2: 652 pp.; Vol. 3: 628 pp.; Vol. 4: 652 pp., Vol. 5: 684 pp., Vol. 6: 644 pp.; Vol. 7: 627 [1] pp.; Vol. 8: 643 [1] pp.; Vol. 9: 428 pp. 8vo, contemporary three-quarter polished tan calf over tan marbled boards, later red morocco gilt-lettered title labels, smooth spines. First edition. Hatin, Bibliographie historique et critique de la presse périodique française, pp. 342-343. This work, famous for many reasons, was the most important French publication that positively agitated the cause of the Champ d’Asile colony in Texas, towards which the editors were quite sympathetic. This publication is one of the primary sources on this ill-fated French enterprise. ($500-1,000) More>>

37. [CHILD, David Lee]. The Texan Revolution...to Which Is Added a Letter from Washington on the Annexation of Texas, and the Late Outrage in California, by Probus. [Washington, 1843]. 8vo, disbound. Scattered light to moderate foxing, otherwise fine. Scarce and important abolitionist tract concerning slavery in Texas. First edition of letters published the previous year in the Northampton Gazette, with added material on California and Oregon that did not appear in the newspaper articles. Cowan II, p. 116. Eberstadt, Texas 162:148. 116. Howes C380. Jones, Adventures in Americana 1060. Rader 767. Sabin 12702. Streeter 1451: “The tenor of these letters appears from the title of the second one: The Kindness and Generosity of the Mexicans, the Ingratitude and Falsehoods of the American Emigrants, and the Pretexts of the Revolution. Following these four letters is...Danger of the Annexation of Texas at the next Session of Congress--Outrage in California.... It discusses and criticizes at length the taking of Monterey by Commodore Jones in 1842 and incidentally comments adversely on our claims to Oregon.’“ ($1,000-2,000) More>>

38. [CHÍNIPAS MISSIONS]. HOLUB, Wenceslao. Autograph letter, signed twice, to Father Visitor Pedro Pablo Macida, dated at Satebó, June 11, 1764. 1 p. (with address on verso), folio (30.6 x 21 cm), laid paper, contemporary file note (of recipient?) on recto. The Jesuits who generally proselytized in the mountainous areas of Chihuahua arrived early in the seventeenth century. This text gives unusual insight into the problems of being a Catholic missionary in such a remote area where resources such as food, medicine, and proper transportation were difficult to acquire. See: Otakar Odlozilík,“Czech Missionaries in New Spain” in Hispanic Historical American Review, Vol. 25, No. 4 (November 1945), pp. 424-454. ($400-800) More>>

39. COAHUILA Y TEJAS. Gaceta del Gobierno Departamental de Coahuila. Tomo 1o. Sabado 24 de Marza de 1838. No. 10.... [Saltillo, March 4, 1838]. 4 pp., folio. Except for one small fox-mark, very fine. Very rare Borderlands quasi-official newspaper. First edition. Charno, p. 295 (no clue as to issue dates, and locating only a single issue on microfilm, in the Bancroft Library-March 17, 1838).Contains an accounting summary of the state of Coahuila y Tejas, among which are expenses for the seven presidial companies who occupy both Coahuila and Texas, the Army of the North, and the extraordinary expenses for the Texas War. ($300-600) More>>

40. COAHUILA Y TEJAS (Mexican State). LAWS (January 27, 1834). [Decree extending the Lorenzo de Zavala and John McMullen’s colonization contracts for four years]. [Monclova, 1834]. Folio broadside printed on laid paper watermarked with a nude figure astride a globe holding a banner reading “La Bella Americana.” Left edge with small holes in blank left margins, light waterstain on left side, two contemporary ink numbers in upper right blank corner. First edition. Not in Streeter. Zavala (1788-1836) was an important figure in securing the freedom of Texas after he turned his back on his former friend Santa-Anna. For example, he helped draft the first Texas Constitution and was one of two Mexican signers of the Texas Declaration of Independence. John McMullen (1785-1853), attempted to found a colony of Irish emigrants on an empresario grant he had been given in 1828. The settlement, known as the McMullen-McGloin colony, resulted in the founding of San Patricio. This extension is for the lands their colony was on. McMullen served in the Texas provisional government. ($200-400) More>>

41. COAHUILA AND TEXAS (Mexican State). VICE GOBERNADOR (Juan Martín de Veramendi). [Decree of February 4, 1833, providing for elections in Coahuila y Tejas under the new federal government]. El Vice-gobernador Constitucional del Estado libre independiente y soberano de Coahuila y Tejas á todos sus habitantes.... [Leona Vicario, 1833]. Broadside. Creased where formerly folded, lightly foxed at crease, otherwise fine, with official ink, rubrics and transmittal to note Béjar. First edition. Rare Northern Mexican imprint. Eberstadt, Texas 162:876. Streeter 789 (locating only his own copy, now at Yale). Streeter, The Only Located Copies of One Hundred Forty Texas Pamphlets and Broadsides 61. The subsequent abandonment of federalism by Mexico for centralism is said to be one of the major irritants leading the Texans to revolt. See Streeter 775 for a condensed essay on the labyrinthine political background. ($400-800) More>>

42. COPLEY, Josiah. Kansas and the Country Beyond.... Philadelphia, 1867. Lithograph map with original color wash: Map of the Routes of the Union Pacific Railroads with their Eastern Connections. Neat line to neat line: 37 x 96.5 cm. 8vo, original printed wrappers. Upper wrap with chipping to blank margins (old filmoplast reinforcements on wrap and spine). Map fine save for one minor spot at lower right and creasing where folded into the pamphlet. No copy of the pamphlet or map have been offered at auction for over thirty years. First edition. Adams, Herd 581.Howes C767. Modelski 591. Rader 926. Sabin 16696. Wheat, Mapping the Transmississippi West #117 & Vol. V, Part I, pp. 209-213 (illustrating map between pp. 204-205): “Keeler’s railroad map is full of factual information, but it is also full of hope.” The map is another incarnation of Keeler’s celebrated National Map of the same year, with amplification of the railroad system. The present map is far more rare than the National Map. For more on the National Map, see Graff 2281. Howes K22. Martin & Martin 47. Phillips, America, p. 916. Streeter Sale 3077. ($2,500-5,000) More>>

43. [COSTANSÓ, Miguel]. Diario histórico de los viages de mar, y tierra hechos al norte de la California de orden del Excelentíssimo Señor Marqués de Croix, Virrey, Governador, y Capitán General de la Nueva España.... Mexico: De Orden del Excmo. Sr. Virrey, en la Imprenta del Superior Gobierno, [1770]. [2], 56 pp. (final leaf supplied in facsimile). Folio (29.2 x 20), later protective paper wrappers. This book is found on three of the lists of “The Twenty Rarest and Most Important Books Dealing with the History of California” (Bliss, Cowan & Wagner). First edition. Barrett, Baja California 591. Cowan I, pp. 56-57: “Of the utmost importance. The first book that relates exclusively to California.” Cowan II, p. 144. Doheny Sale 210. Graff 884. Hill I, p. 69; II:380. Howes C795: “Intrinsic importance and superlative rarity, combined with its status as the first book devoted entirely to California, place this item, either in Spanish or English, in the top rank of memorable and desirable California books.” This is the first printed detailed report relative to upper California written by one of the participants on the Sacred Expedition that established a permanent Spanish presence in the area. ($15,000-30,000) More>>

44. [CROCKETT, DAVID]. Collection of 21 Crockett almanacs, all in original pictorial wraps and profusely illustrated with humorous wood-engraved illustrations (many full-page). 21 vols., 8vo, each approximately 20.3 x 13 cm., all but one with original stitching, all untrimmed, some unopened. The most extensive run of Crockett almanacs offered in many decades. First editions. Grolier American Hundred 39 (citing the Nashville series): “It was the Crockett Almanacks which made Crockett a legendary figure and a part of American folk-lore.... Constance Rourke, Crockett’s biographer, observes that the legendary Crockett stories ‘constitute one of the earliest and perhaps the largest of our cycles of myth, and they are part of a lineage that endures to this day.” Henderson, Early American Sport, pp. 55-56. Howes C897. Phillips, American Sporting Books, pp. 18-20. See also: Oxford Companion to American Literature (Fourth Edition), p. 196. Constance Rourke, Davy Crockett (New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1934). ($50,000-75,000) More>>

45. DAVIS, W[illiam] W[atts] H[art]. El Gringo; or, New Mexico and Her People. New York, 1857. 13 wood-engraved plates (including frontispiece) consisting of views. 8vo, original cloth. Spine tips slightly frayed, a few spots on covers, lightly shelf worn, a few minor stains to first leaves, light scattered foxing, library markings, including small ink stamp of Newton Library on title (deaccession stamp on front free endpaper) and old paper label on spine, overall very good, tight and clean. First edition of one of the earliest full-length books on New Mexico in English. Dobie, p. 76: “Excellent on manners and customs.” Dykes, Western High Spots, p. 12 (“Western Movement—Its Literature”). Graff 1021. Howes D139. Laird, Hopi 536. Plains & Rockies IV:289. Rader 1073. Raines, p. 64: “Touches somewhat on the early exploration of the Rio Grande region of Texas.” Rittenhouse 153. Saunders 4013. Streeter Sale 437. The illustrations are one of the important features of the book, being very early views of the region executed on the spot by a trained artist. All but one are the work of Joseph Horace Eaton. ($125-250) More>>

46. DE CORDOVA, J[acob Raphael]. Texas: Her Resources and Her Public Men. A Companion for J. De Cordova’s New and Correct Map of the State of Texas.... First Edition. Philadelphia: Printed by E. Crozet, Cor. Thirteenth & Market, 1858. 371 [1, calendar] pp. 8vo (19.2 x 12.3 cm), original olive green cloth, covers blind-embossed, title in gilt on spine. Signed ink presentation in blue ink on front free endpaper: “With the best wishes of E.W. Moore.” Title page with author’s ink note: “Com E. W. Moore with the respects of The Author.” Naval hero Moore was named commander of the Republic of Texas Navy in 1839 (see Handbook of Texas Online: Edwin Ward Moore). Contemporary ink manuscript note at foot of p. 54 in author’s hand commenting on diseases of sheep. First edition, first issue. Basic Texas Books 38: “The first attempt at an encyclopedia of Texas, this work contains a wealth of still-useful material.... De Cordova, a native of Jamaica [and] one of the earliest Jewish settlers in Texas...did some of the first genuine scholarly research ever done in Texas while compiling the book, interviewing leading men, researching newspaper files, searching county court records.... The volume includes biographies, land laws, climatology, statistics, articles on railroads, the cotton industry, sheep raising, geology, schools, farming, slavery, churches, cattle, the lumber industry, gambling, and other subjects.” This work was meant to accompany the author’s distinguished map of Texas (see under De Cordova in the map section herein). ($500-1,000) More>>

47. DÍAZ CALVILLO, Juan Bautista. Sermon que en el aniversario solemne de gracias a María Santísima de los Remedios, celebrado en esta Santa Iglesia Catedral el dia 30 de octubre de 1811 por la victoria del Monte de las Cruces, predicó el P. Dr. don Juan Bautista Díaz Calvillo, Prefecto de la Doctrina Cristiana en el Oratorio de San Felipe Neri de esta corte. Con licencia. Mexico: En la Imprenta de Arizpe, 1811. [Second title on p. {61}]: Noticias para la historia de Nuestra Señora de los Remedios desde el año de 1808, hasta el corriente de 1812. Ordenabalas el autor del sermon antecedente. Con licencia. Mexico: En casa de Arizpe, año de 1812. 269 [1 blank] pp., folded copper-engraved plate (untitled and unsigned, showing celestial phenomena). Small 4to (20.5 x 15 cm), original limp vellum, sprinkled edges. First edition. Beristain I, p. 384. Medina, Mexico 10628. Palau 72318. Sabin 19974 (quoting Stevens: “An extraordinary volume of considerable historical interest. According to this pious author, Our Lady of Mexico, between 1808 and 1812, seems not only to have taken an active interest in the spiritual welfare of the faithful, but seems to have done her best to thwart the schemes of the rebels and republicans in the various provinces of Mexico. She set her face firmly against the spirit of Mexican independency, and became quite a politician, but always attached to the royal party. The pious political frauds contained in this volume must ever give it a prominent place among the books relating to the history of the Mexican Revolution.” ($750-1,500) More>>

48. DICK DOWLING CAMP NO. 197. UNITED CONFEDERATE VETERANS. Confederate Gray Book, Dick Dowling Camp No. 197. United Confederate Veterans. Houston, Texas Forty-Three Defeated Fifteen Thousand at Sabine Pass, Texas [wrapper title]. [Houston, Texas: The Urban Press, ca. 1908]. [84] pp., numerous text illustrations (portraits, statuary, architecture, pictorial ads, many being photographs by George Beach). 8vo (23.4 x 15.3 cm), original tan printed wrappers. First edition. The occasion for issuing this scarce pamphlet is unclear. Dowling’s death had occurred forty-one years before, and the monument to his memory had been erected in 1905 in Houston. As the photograph of “The Spirit of the Confederacy” monument and a reference to the Taft’s election as President would imply, the publication probably dates from around 1908, the year in which the monument was erected and Taft elected. No clear theme, however, emerges from the text. Richard William Dowling (1838-1867), who is lionized in this publication, emigrated from Ireland to New Orleans, whence he made his way to Texas around 1850. He almost instantly became a business success in Houston by opening a series of saloons. He became famous, however, because of his command of gunnery, which earned accolades during the Civil War. ($150-300) More>>

49. FERNÁNDEZ DE LIZARDI, José Joaquín. Fabulas del Pensador Mexicano [engraved title]. Mexico: Imprenta de Altamirano, 1831. Engraved illustrated upper wrapper, [2], 103, [3] pp., 39 (of 40; lacking plate 27) unattributed copper-engraved plates illustrating the fables printed in bistre (including engraved wrapper) by José Mariano Torreblanca. 12mo (15 x 10 cm), later plain papers wrappers with contemporary endleaves preserved. Second edition. González Obregon, Lizardi, p. 61. Mathes, La Ilustración en México colonial, p. 139: “Fine, delicate line exemplified the work of José Mariano Torreblanca.” Palau 89081. Romero de Terreros, Grabados y grabadores in la Nueva España, pp. 543-544 (Torreblanca). Porrúa 6793. Fernández de Lizardi (1776-1827) was probably the most prolific and important writer of his time in Mexico and Latin America. ($1,000-2,000) More>>

50. FILISOLA, Vicente. Memorias para la historia de la guerra de Tejas, por el General de División, D. Vicente Filisola, actual Presidente del Supremo Tribunal de Guerra y Marina de la República. Publicación del siglo diez y nueve.... Mexico: Imprenta de Ignacio Cumplido, Calle de los Rebeldes, número 2, 1849. 256, 267-511 [1 blank], [2, himno]; 267 [1 blank] pp. (several leaves in Vol. II misbound). 2 vols. in one, 8vo (23.2 x 15 cm), contemporary Mexican mottled calf ruled in gilt. First edition of the Cumplido edition of Filisola’s memoirs. Basic Texas Books 62: “The best account by a Mexican contemporary of the American conquest of Texas. Eugene C. Barker called it ‘the only comprehensive history of the colonization of Texas and the Texas Revolution from the Mexican point of view.’” Eberstadt, Texas 162:236. Howes F126. Palau 91612. Rader 1381. Raines, p. 82. Sabin 24324. Streeter 853n. ($1,500-3,000) More>>

51. FRÉMONT, J[ohn] C[harles]. A Report on an Exploration of the Country lying between the Missouri River and the Rocky Mountains, on the Line of the Kansas and Great Platte Rivers. By Lieut. J. C. Fremont, of the Corps of Topographical Engineers. Washington: Printed by Order of the United States Senate, 1843. [3]-207 [1 blank] pp. (lacking first leaf, transmittal letter preceding title), large folded lithograph map with waterways colored blue: Map to Illustrate an Exploration of the Country, lying between the Missouri River and the Rocky Mountains, on the Line of the Nebraska or Platte River. By Lieut. J. C. Fremont, of the Corps of Topographical Engineers.... E. Weber & Co. Liths. (neat line to neat line: 82.7 x 35.5 cm); 6 lithograph plates of scenery (4 on tinted grounds), modern half tan sheep over marbled boards, spine with raised bands and gilt lettered red and black morocco labels. First edition. Frémont’s report appeared as a separate (issued in printed wrappers) and also in the combined four-volume compilation of Senate documents for the 27th Congress, 3rd Session. It is not certain if the present copy was originally the separate or was removed from the compilation, a differentiation not noted by Wheat and other bibliographers (other than Hasse). “This is the first issue of the many times reprinted report of Fremont’s first expedition to the Rocky Mountain country. The expedition was designed by Senator Benton and the expansionist group in Congress to publicize the first main division of the route to Oregon, for though this was well known to the fur traders, the region west of the Missouri was still terra incognita to the general public.-TWS”. Wheat, Mapping the Transmississippi West #464 & Vol. II, pp. 180-182: “This report, as well as those of Frémont’s succeeding expeditions, became trail-bibles for many of the emigrants commencing to head for the Far West [and] attracted so much attention that it is recorded that it was frequently stolen from libraries.” ($1,000-2,000) More>>

52. FRÉMONT, J[ohn] C[harles] & [Jessie Benton Frémont]. Report of the Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains in the Year 1842, and to Oregon and North California in the Years 1843-’44. By Brevet Captain J. C. Frémont, of the Topographical Engineers, under the Orders of Col. J. J. Abert, Chief of the Topographical Bureau. Printed by Order of the Senate of the United States. Washington: Gales and Seaton, Printers, 1845. [Senate 174, 28th Congress, 2nd Session]. 693 [1 blank] pp., 5 lithographic maps (list below), 22 lithographed plates (views, fossils, botany), 3 of the maps and 12 of the plates are attributed to Weber in image. Thick 8vo (23.5 x 16 cm), original blindstamped dark brown cloth, spine gilt-lettered (neatly rebacked, original spine and endpapers preserved, hinges strengthened). First edition, the Senate issue, with the astronomical and meteorological observations omitted from the House issue and subsequent editions. Rumsey 1833 (House issue): “The large map of the west is one of the most interesting and beautiful government maps of the 1840s. It filled in many of the gaps in cartographic knowledge of the west. Charles Preuss was the cartographer.” Wheat, Mapping the Transmississippi West 497 & II, pp. 194-200: “[Frémont’s report and map] changed the entire picture of the West [and] represented as important a step forward from the earlier western maps of the period as did those of Pike, Long, and Lewis and Clark in their day.... [Frémont’s map] represented trustworthy direct observation, a new, welcome, and long overdue development in the myth-encrusted cartography of the West. To Frémont and his magnificent map of his Second Expedition all praise. An altogether memorable document in the cartographic history of the West, and for it alone Frémont would deserve to be remembered in history.... This map marked not only the end but the beginning of an era.” ($1,500-3,000) More>>

53. FRÉMONT, J[ohn] C[harles] & [Jessie Benton Frémont]. Narrative of the Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains, in the year 1842; and to Oregon and North California, in the Years 1843-44. By Brevet Capt. J. C. Fremont, of the Topographical Engineers, under the Orders of Col. J. J. Abert, Chief of Top. Bureau. Syracuse: Published by Hall & Dickson; New York: A. S. Barnes & Co., 1847. 427 [1 blank], 4 (publishers’ ads) pp., 2 untitled wood-engraved plates, lithograph map on bank note paper: Map of Oregon, California, New Mexico, N.W. Texas & the Proposed Territory of Ne-Bras-Ka. By Rufus B. Sage. 1846. F. Michelin’s Lith. 111, Nassau St N.Y. (neat line to neat line: 44.7 x 60.7 cm; overall sheet size: 48.7 x 61.7 cm. 8vo (20 x 13.8 cm), publisher’s original dark brown blind-embossed ribbed cloth, gilt pictorial spine with gilt lettering. Early commercial edition of Frémont’s epochal report, abridged from the official version. The earliest edition came out in official government reports from the House and Senate in 1845, followed rapidly by reprints from the official editions and variants. Following a commercial edition put out by Henry Polkinhorn in 1845 (Plains & Rockies IV:115:3), numerous commercial editions appeared in 1846 and 1847 in the U.S. and abroad, including the present edition. This is the only edition of Frémont’s narrative to contain the Sage map, and Howes (F370) calls this Syracuse 1847 edition with the map the “best edition.” Graff 1433. Hill I, p. 113. Hill II:642 (map not mentioned). Holliday 399. Mintz, The Trail 165. Plains & Rockies IV:115:9. Streeter Sale 3132. Wheat, Maps of the California Gold Region 30. Wheat, Mapping the Transmississippi West 527 & Vol. II, pp. 41-42. For references to the Fremont’s report in general, see: Cowan II, p. 223n (citing Syracuse edition by the same publishers in 1848). Edwards, Desert Voices 62-63. Edwards, Enduring Desert, pp. 87-88n. (doubting the supposed reference to Twenty-Nine Palms). Grolier American Hundred 49n (citing the official editions): “Undoubtedly the vividness and lucidity of the two reports are due in part to the literary skill of Jessie Benton Frémont.” Tweney, The Washington 89 #22. Zamorano 80 #39n. ($5,000-10,000) More>>

54. [GALVESTON]. VERKIN PHOTO COMPANY. Galveston Prints [cover title]. 8 pp. (typescript) + 40 black and white, professional, labelled photographs (each 19.2 x 24.1 cm), with discrete number in lower corner, 1 printed uncolored folded map: Port of Galveston, Texas Terminal Facilities, Cotton Compresses and Warehouses, April 1932 (neat line to neat line: 24.1 x 72.5 cm). N.p., n.d. (ca. 1939). Contemporary brown leatherette notebook ring binder lettered in gilt on upper cover (26 x 22 cm). Apparently a promotional and informational piece assembled as part of the effort to sell the Galveston city wharves to the city itself. The sale was consummated on November 29, 1940. The wharves had been privately owned before that time and had suffered chronic financial difficulties, despite their prodigious size and the amount of materials and goods that flowed through them. All the photos are marked with the embossed stamp of the Verkin Photo Company, founded by Paul Verkin, a German immigrant. Although he was joined in the business by three of his sons, all but Paul Roland had left the company by this time and Verkin himself had died in 1928. It seems likely, therefore, that all these images were taken by Paul. Overall, this is an excellent written and photographic summary of an important Texas port at the end of the Great Depression and on the eve of World War II. ($300-600) More>>

55. [GEOGRAPHY]. SANCHEZ DE BUSTAMANTE, A[ntonio]. Nuevo curso completo de geografía universal, física, histórica, comercial, industrial y militar.... Paris: Librería de Rosa, 1844. cxli [1 blank], [2], 648 + [4], 807 [1 blank] pp., 10 folding engraved maps and plates, including 2 maps showing Texas.2 vols., 8vo (19.5 x 11.2), contemporary full speckled calf, spines gilt lettered and decorated, boards gilt rolled, edges marbled, marbled endpapers. First edition, with introduction dated June 30, 1844, in Paris. The Bibliothèque Nationale does not have this edition; the earliest they have is the 1853 edition (with second edition stated on title), with later editions (1856, 1863, 1870). Palau (294929) lists only the 1856 edition. This work is a general geography covering the entire world, all of which is illustrated by maps. There is an extensive section on the United States, its states, and its territories. At the time a near neighbor was the Republic of Texas, which is treated in its own separate section and shown on both the map of North America and the map of Mexico. ($250-500) More>>

56. [GUZMÁN, José María]. Breve noticia que da al Supremo Gobierno, del actual estado del territorio de la Alta California, y medios que propone para la ilustracion y comercio en aquel país el guardian del Colegio Apostólico de San Fernando de México, año de 1833. Mexico: Imprenta de la Aguila, dirigida por José Ximeno, calle de Medinas núm. 6, 1833. [5] 5-8 pp., folded statistical table (Estado que manifiesta la población de los presidios, pueblos y misiones del Territorio de la Nueva California, con expresión del número de ganados y semillas cosechadas en el año de 1828, sheet measures 29.6 x 41.7 cm). 8vo (20.3 x 13.5 cm), original plain paper wrappers, original stitching. First edition. Cowan II, p. 154. Doheny Sale 200. Graff 1696. Holliday 464. Howell, California 50:108: “Official report on the missions of California at the time of secularization, with table of statistical information dating back to 1828. Guzmán, the head of the Franciscan College of San Fernando in Mexico City, was extremely knowledgeable about the activities of the Missions in Alta California. He suggests that the Pious Fund be used for enterprises outside the Missions.” Wagner cited this work as one of the twenty rarest and most important books on California. ($750-1,500) More>>

57. [HAYDEN EXPEDITION]. UNITED STATES. GEOLOGICAL & GEOGRAPHICAL SURVEY OF THE TERRITORIES. HAYDEN, F[erdinand] V[andeveer]. [Annual Reports, First to Twelfth (titles vary)]. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1871-1883. 755 maps and plates (many folding, colored and/or on tinted grounds): 90 lithograph maps, 665 lithograph and engraved plates (some based on the work of artist Thomas Moran with his three-letter colophon TYM for his adopted professional name Thomas “Yellowstone” Moran). 12 vols., 8vo (23.4 x 15 cm), original dark brown panelled cloth, inner edges of panels with original blindstamping “U.S. Government Bindery,” spines lettered in gilt (final portfolio volume lettered in gilt on upper cover with thick ribbon ties). As the ever-swelling and increasing physical bulk of this series indicates, Hayden’s explorations and activities grew from modest beginnings to vitally important sources that influenced science, Western development, and government policy. Starting off as modest, unillustrated inclusions in land office reports, the reports grew in their own right yearly until the final report, which was so large and detailed that it must have exhausted the writers, artists, lithographers, engravers, printers, and binders alike. Even for a government work, the Twelfth Annual Report is an impressive achievement on many levels. The utilitarian, brown cloth government bindings barely reflect the importance or beauty of the contents. Probably the most celebrated and famous reports in the series are the ones on the Yellowstone area, which enchanted Hayden and which he studied in detail. Whatever lingering doubts there may have been in the public and scientific minds concerning the wonders of this area were cleared completely by Hayden and his fellow scientists in ways that previous descriptions had failed to do and which dispelled the myth of “Colter’s Hell” once and for all. Of special iconographic interest are the various plates based on the work of Thomas Moran (1837-1926), the extraordinary artist whose dazzling art work is unique in nineteenth-century U.S. art for its vivid coloring, brilliant use of light, and masterly, dramatic sweep. Although there is a temptation to focus on the Yellowstone and Moran’s seductive images, within the covers of these twelve volumes is a wealth of solid, newly discovered material relating Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Utah, and the rest of the United States for that matter. A foundation work on the West. ($4,000-8,000) More>>

58. [HAYDEN EXPEDITION]. UNITED STATES. GEOLOGICAL & GEOGRAPHICAL SURVEY OF THE TERRITORIES. ELLIOTT, Henry W[ood]. Profiles, Sections and Other Illustrations, Designed to Accompany the Final Report of the Chief Geologist of the Survey and Sketched under His Directions...Under Authority of the Secretary of the Interior [at head of title] Department of the Interior United States Geological Survey of the Territories F. V. Hayden, U. S. Geologist in Charge. New York: Julius Bien, 1872. [4] pp., 65 photolithograph sheets with multiple profiles per sheet, 274 images (profiles, sections, and vignettes), most folding, many signed in image “H.W.E.” and dated. 4to (30.5 x 24.5 cm), later green library buckram, title and call number lettered in gilt on spine. Excellent association copy: Blank preliminary leaf with ink date and bold signature of Edw[ard] D. Cope (1850-1897, paleontologist for the Hayden Survey and later antagonist in the famous Marsh-Cope “Bone Wars.”First edition, advance copy, limited to 100 copies. This report contains the bulk of Henry Wood Elliott’s art work for the Hayden Survey (see preceding entry), most of which was published nowhere else. These images are important because of their scientific contribution to several fields, historical significance, documentation of the Hayden expedition, and their beauty and attention to detail. Elliott’s illustrations were among the early images of many locations in the new territories of the West. ($3,000-5,000) More>>

59. Heraldo Agrícola. 4 photo-offset broadside advertising inserts from the Heraldo Agrícola. Mexico, 1906. Folded as issued and printed on very fine, thin paper. The Heraldo Agrícola: Órgano del agricultor mexicano was published in Mexico City, 1902-1913, and was one of the progressive periodicals that sought to promote and modernize Mexican agriculture, an influence of the forward-thinking principles of Porfirio Díaz. The ads here are excellent examples of the type of equipment available to progressive farmers, miners, and citizens. No copies of the Heraldo Agrícola are located by Charno, Latin American Newspapers in United States Libraries. ($100-200) More>>

60. HOUSTON, Samuel. Lithograph of an autograph letter signed, written by Houston to Colonel William Bryan, Texian Counsel, New Orleans, dated at Washington, January 24, 1843; second leaf with Houston’s list dated January 26, 1843. On p. [4] is Thomas J. Green’s printed statement dated October, 1855, that he is publishing this proof of Houston’s treachery and dishonesty. 4 pp., 4to. Creased where formerly folded, a few minor voids professionally stabilized (some with loss of letters), minor staining, especially on second leaf, otherwise good. Rare. In this letter, Houston gives instructions for purchasing household goods in his name, although Green in his footnote implies that the articles were actually paid for by the State of Texas, rather than by Houston himself. According to the statement at the end, Thomas J. Green published this letter in response to Houston’s attacks on him in the U.S. Senate, which themselves were responses to Green’s attacks on Houston in his 1845 book, Journal of the Texian Expedition against Mier..., in which Green viciously attacks Houston for failing to support the expedition after it was captured. The original letter which Green here says is in his possession apparently has disappeared. Another copy of this facsimile is in the Lamar Papers at the Texas State Library (#2150). The place of printing is unknown, but Green apparently was in California in 1855. ($500-1,000) More>>

61. HUMBOLDT, Alexander de [Friedrich Heinrich Alexander von]. Political Essay on the Kingdom of New Spain.... Translated from the Original French, By John Black. New York: Printed and published by I. Riley, 1811. Vol. I: xii, cxv [1 blank], 221 [1 blank]; Vol. II: 377 [1 blank] pp. [all published]. 2 vols., 8vo (22 x 14 cm), contemporary tan sheep over marbled boards, black calf gilt-lettered spine labels. In Vol. II the verso of front free endpaper and recto of flyleaf bear a later nineteenth-century pencil sketch of the Battle of Veracruz (March 1847) in the Mexican-American War. First American edition, printing through Book IV, Chapter IX; no more was issued by this publisher. American Imprints 23066. Howell, California 50:120. Howes H786. Pilling 1874a. Plains & Rockies IV:7a:5. Sabin 33715. This publication in the U.S. reflects a growing interest in areas west of the Mississippi, which would become crucial battlegrounds in just a few decades as the young republic expanded into former French and Spanish possessions, as Humboldt intimates in his chapter on the Intendency of San Luís Potosí. Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) visited the United States upon completing the first scientific exploration of New Spain (1799-1804) and met with Thomas Jefferson to share his unparalleled geographic knowledge of New Spain and the nation’s newly acquired Louisiana Territory. ($300-600) More>>

62. [INDIAN TERRITORY]. Holdenville Times. Special. [Holdenville, Indian Territory, 1899]. Folio broadside printed in six columns. 55 x 37.6 cm. Creased where formerly folded with small losses affecting a few letters, uniform light browning, slight darkening at bottom from ink offset. Professionally deacidified and backed with thin archival paper. A very nice copy of a rare survival. The imprint is interesting for the place and time where it was printed, and the content is exceptional. According to the text this precedes the printed copies that were coming from Washington, D.C. This is the report implementing the 1887 Dawes Commission principles in the Indian Territory, whereby Creek lands in this case were divided among individuals as part of a scheme to quote “civilize” the tribes and erase the practice of allowing them to have all their lands held in common. The agreement printed here represents the capitulation by the Creek Nation, one of the Five Civilized Tribes not covered by the original bill, to the principles embodied in it. By all accounts this process proved disastrous and did nothing more than contribute to the decline and poverty of the affected Native Americans. The Holdenville Times commenced publication in 1896 and ceased about 1910. The newspaper was founded Isaac Warren Singleton (d. 1940), who earlier published the Indian Journal of Eufaula. ($1,00-2,000) More>>

63. JAMES, John, John Herndon James, & family. Archive of approximately a thousand items: maps (printed, manuscript, and blueprint), field notes, documents, journals, business and personal correspondence, legal papers, deeds, many land grants (signed by Texas governors), photographs, books, and ephemera. Mostly Texas, ca. 1840 to early twentieth century. Subjects include Fisher & Miller German Emigration Company, John James estate & family land holdings, International-Great Northern Railroad, Grand View San Antonio addition litigation with Dignowity, etc. Included are many certified copies of Republic of Texas documents which often contain sidelights of history not found elsewhere. This is an excellent archive relating to pioneer surveyor John James (1819-1877), a native of Nova Scotia. “John James had the distinction during his life of conveying more land to settlers and different parties than any other man in Texas. Years ago it was common talk among business men in San Antonio that James knew the location of every permanent water hole in west Texas. The name of John James affixed to a deed conveying land was in itself a guarantee that the title was perfect, and to this day of all his numerous conveyances of land his reputation for honesty and correctness has never been questioned” (Vinton Lee James, Frontier and Pioneer Recollections of Early Days in San Antonio and West Texas, San Antonio, Texas, 1938, p. 23). See also: Handbook of Texas Online: John James. A good deal of the material relates to the James family land and real estate ventures after the death of John James in 1877. These papers are from the files of John H. James (1852-1912), noted attorney and jurist. For background on John Herndon James, see Handbook of Texas Online. A few of the many highlights in the collection include the 1854 small-format DeCordova map of Texas; 1866 Colton Texas almanac map; Roessler’s map of Llano County (1875, preceding the first official map of Llano County); Morrison & Fourmy’s pocket map of San Antonio (1883); a large number of of manuscript maps, including Lorenzo Castro’s 1873 map of Kinney County; Lotshiusky’s survey map of Hondo, Rio Verde and Quihi; Texas Ranger Joseph A. Tivy’s “Map of the San Felipe A. M. & I Company Compiled and drawn from the Field Notes of Joseph A. Tivy, Charles De Montel, Joseph Jones, and A. F. Dignowity...Prepared by Alex. L. Lucas, San Antonio, Tex., Dec. 29th 1887”; Fort Stockton development maps from the late nineteenth century, etc.  Ephemera include items such as a rare 1861 Texas Confederate imprint addressed to John James relating to the Southern Defense Aid Society of Bexar County. Books include: John C. Duval, Early Times in Texas. Austin: H. P. N. Gammel & Co., 1892; Noah Smithwick, The Evolution of a State or Recollections of Old Texas Days. Austin: Gammel Book Company, [1900]; William Preston Stapp, The Prisoners Of Perote.... Philadelphia: Zieber, 1845. ($50,000-100,000) More>>

64. JONES, Anson. Memoranda and Official Correspondence Relating to the Republic of Texas, Its History and Annexation. Including a Brief Autobiography of the Author. New York, 1859. Steel-engraved frontispiece portrait. 8vo, original cloth. Spine faded, first and last leaves foxed (as usual), offsetting from portrait to title, portrait moderately foxed, otherwise very good, much better than usually found. First edition. Basic Texas Books 113: “The only formal autobiography of a president of the Republic of Texas.... Billington called it ‘one of the fullest accounts of the early history of Texas and an essential source of information on its republican period and annexation.’” Eberstadt, Texas 162:450. Howes J191. Raines, p. 129. Sabin 36455. Tate, The Indians of Texas 2071. ($250-500) More>>

65. KANSAS CENTRAL RAILWAY COMPANY. Statement of the Condition and Resources of the Kansas Central Railway (Narrow Gauge) from Leavenworth, Kansas to Denver, Colorado. Leavenworth: Printed at the Office of the Kansas Farmer, 1871. 19 [1 blank] pp. (with printed correction slip pasted on p. [2]), folding lithograph map on bank note paper, routes marked in red: Map of the Kansas Central Railway and Its Connections, neat line to neat line: 31.7 x 60.7 cm. 8vo (21.3 x 13.6 cm), original coated blue paper wrappers printed and decorated in black and gold, sewn. First edition of a quite grand early Kansas imprint, both in content and physical makeup. Eberstadt 137:274. Graff 2273. Hawley & Farley, Kansas Imprints, 1854-1876: A Supplement 240. The map is not listed by Wheat, nor in either of the Modelski compilations on railroad maps. ($750-1,500) More>>

66. [KANSAS TERRITORY]. WOODSON TOWN ASSOCIATION. Printed form completed in manuscript: Kansas Territory No. [Seventy Nine (79)] [printed device of eagle] [One] Share. Woodson Town Association. This is to certify that [John H. Swift] is the proprietor of [one] Share of the Town property of the Woodson Town Association....Done by order of the Woodson Town Company, Greenwood [May 5th.] 185[6]. [Henry Addoms] President [W. W. Brewster] Secretary. N.p., n.d. [Greenwood, Kansas Territory? ca. 1855-1856]. Manuscript transfer in ink on verso: “For value received I hereby authorize the secretary of the Woodson Town Association to transfer the within share standing to my credit to John H. Swift, Atchison K.T. Nov 3rd. 1856.” Broadside share form on pale slate blue paper (31 x 19.7 cm). Creased where formerly folded, moderate foxing, ink manuscript on recto slightly faded (but legible), otherwise very good. Unrecorded Kansas Territory imprint. Not in standard sources. Greenwood is located in present-day Greenwood County, Kansas. Woodson was presumably in neighboring Woodson County, although no town by that name ever seems to have been founded. ($250-500) More>>

67. LARSON, James. Sergeant Larson, 4th Cav. San Antonio: Southern Literary Institute, 1935. Portrait, text illustrations. 8vo, original cloth. Moderate wear and staining to binding, spine faded, front hinge starting, pastedowns lightly foxed. Ink ownership inscriptions of Wilhelm Victor Keidel (1825-1870), the first doctor and judge in Gillespie County and founder of the town of Pedernales. First edition, limited edition (#55 of 300 copies). Uncommon and obscurely published memoir. Coulter, Travels in the Confederate States 284. Dornbusch II:1618. James Larson (1841-1921) saw frontier service with officers like John Sedgwick and J. E. B. Stuart, fighting Native Americans, mostly in the vicinity of Fort Riley. During the Civil War he served in campaigns in Tennessee, Mississippi, Georgia, and Alabama, and at the end of the war accompanied his unit by boat from New Orleans to Matagorda Bay and marched from there to San Antonio. ($150-300) More>>

68. LEA, Tom. Peleliu Landing. El Paso: Carl Hertzog, 1945. Plates by the author. 4to, original herringbone twill Marine dungaree cloth. Very fine in original, moderately chipped glassine d.j. With the offprint from Life Magazine. Signed by Lea. First edition, limited edition (#465 of 500 numbered copies, signed by Lea). Dykes, Fifty Great Western Illustrators (Lea) 30. Hinshaw & Lovelace, Lea 66C. Holman, Hertzog Dozen: “A volume that met all of the standards we can set for a book.” Lowman, Printer at the Pass 29A; Remembering Carl Hertzog, pp. 7–8: “The most daring, exciting, and innovative volume produced in Texas to that time.” ($750-1,500) More>>

69. [MAP]. ALVAREZ, José J. Cuerpo especial del estado mayor del ejercito. Carta de la ciudad y sitio de Puebla, combinado por el Señor General ayudante general D. José J. Alvarez, en Marzo de 1856, y copiada por el capitan del mismo cuerpo J. N. Villegas...Mexico, Imp. Litog. de Decaen.... [Mexico, 1856]. Lithograph map, original coloring in outline and wash showing the opposing armies at the 1856 siege of Puebla, overall sheet size: 47.7 x 59 cm. Small tear at left side extending into text, right side trimmed close (slight loss of neat line), creased where formerly folded, otherwise fine. Excellent period lithography in Mexico. First edition. The map appeared in Anselmo de la Portilla’s, Historia de la Revolución de México contra la dictadura del general Santa-Anna 1853-1855 (Mexico, 1856; Palau 129763, Sabin 38612 & 76734), a history of the last overthrow of Santa Anna, during his eleventh term in office. The map here depicts the siege of Puebla by progressive forces in the face of a revolt by Mexican conservatives. The progressives forced the city to surrender on March 22nd. ($150-300) More>>

70. [MAP]. ARISTA, Mariano (as re-interpreted by Joseph Goldsborough Bruff). A Correct Map of the Seat of War in Mexico. Being a Copy of Genl. Arista’s Map, taken at Resaca de la Palma, with Additions and Corrections; Embellished with Diagrams of the Battles of the 8th. & 9th. May, and Capture of Monterey, with a Memorandum of Forces Engaged, Results, &c. and Plan of Vera Cruz and Castle of San Juan de Ulua. New York; Published by J. Disturnell. 102, Broadway, 1847. Designed by J. G. Bruff Washington D.C.; [lower left above neat line] On Stone by J. Probst Entered according to Act of Congress, in the Year 1847, by J. G. Bruff, in the Clerk’s Office of the Dist. Court of the Southern Dist. of New York.; [lower right above neat line] Lith. of E. Jones & G. W Newman, 128 Fulton St.; [top center: large American eagle with flag, banners, shield, rays of light above, clouds below]; [beneath eagle, on scroll] Table of Distances; [left center: U.S. Cavalryman riding full speed over two Mexicans as smoke and dust fly through the air]; [below Cavalryman, key to map, including flag marker symbol for towns “having been taken possession of by the Am. forces”]; Explanation...; [five insets at right] [1] Plan of Monterey; [2] Map Showing the Battle Grounds of the 8th. and 9th. May 1846 by J. H. Eaton, 3d Inf.; [3] Memorandum of the Battles of 8th. & 9th. May Palo Alto...Resaca de la Palma...; [4] Tampico and Its Environs; [5] Chart of the Bay of Vera Cruz. Drawn by Order of V Admiral Baudin; [table at lower center] Heights of Towns & Mountains. New York: John Disturnell, 1847 (copyright 1847 by J. G. Bruff). Lithographed map within line border with ornamental corners, original bright outline coloring in rose, green, blue, yellow, and orange, border to border: 62.5 x 49 cm. First edition of the second most important map of the Mexican-American War (the Number One map being John Disturnell’s so-called “Treaty Map”; Disturnell also published the present map). The present map is an early issue, without features added as the War progressed (e.g., Diagram of the Battle Ground February 22d. and 23d.1847, and the view Vera Cruz and Castle of San Juan de Ulua). ($4,000-8,000) More>>

71. [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. [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. [below neat line at center] London, Pubd. 17 April, 1841. by John Arrowsmith, 10 Soho Square. [inset lower left] Plan of Galveston Bay from a M.S. [inset lower right: untitled map of North America from lower Canada to Central America with Republic of Texas outlined in pink]. Engraved map on thin paper, original outline coloring on map and insets (neat line to neat line: 60 x 50.5 cm). Other than faint offsetting, very fine, original condition, with strong original outline coloring. In: KENNEDY, William. Texas: The Rise, Progress, and Prospects of the Republic of Texas. In Two Volumes...Volume I... London: R. Hastings, 13, Carey Street, Lincoln’s Inn, 1841. lii, 378 pp., 4 maps (see list below). 8vo (23 x 14 cm), original blind-stamped dark olive green cloth (neatly recased and restored), generally very fine. The title page of the book is inscribed by the author: “To Sir John Philippart, with the Author’s Compliments.” Prolific literary author and compiler John Philippart (1784?-1874, DNB) wrote Memoirs and Campaigns of Charles John: Prince Royal of Sweden (London, 1814), The Royal Military Calendar, or Army Service and Commission Book (London, 1820), etc. Second issue of large Arrowsmith map of Texas in the first edition of book.  The map first appeared in Arrowsmith’s London Atlas[1832-1846] with imprint date of February 1841 (Streeter 1373; Phillips, Atlases 74); a second issue followed, as here; and the third issue came out in the reissue of Arrowsmith’s London Atlas, 1842-[1850] with imprint date of June 8, 1843 (Streeter 1373A; Phillips, Atlases 789). Amon Carter Museum, Crossroads of Empire: Early Printed Maps of Texas and the Southwest, 1513-1900 33: “Regarded as the best and most useful map of Texas at the time of its publication. The depiction of the western boundary of Texas as the Rio Grande as far north as its source reflects the popular notion of that period and helps to illustrate the rationale behind the ill-fated Santa Fe expedition. The map was widely copied, attested by the number of times Arrowsmith’s errors in the Panhandle area describing that territory as well-wooded and watered were added to many later maps. Despite this mistake, the map is generally one of the best maps for the Republic period.” Kennedy’s Texas: The Rise, Progress, and Prospects of the Republic of Texas “on its first publication, was pronounced to be the best history of Texas extant. The Texan Congress passed a resolution of thanks to the author. Mr. Kennedy visited Texas in 1839 for historic material. His favourable report, on his return to England, doubtless prepared the way for English recognition of the Republic. The physical description of Texas in volume 1 is the best published up to that time, and the history proper is in a calm and dignified style, and is not without literary merit. No historian of Texas has more eloquent paragraphs” (Raines, p. 132). ($12,000-24,000) More>>

72. [MAP]. ATWOOD, J[ohn] M. Map of the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America, and the West India Islands with a Portion of Venezuela & New Granada; Showing the Routes Overland and by the Isthmus to California & Oregon, Also the New Boundaries of California, Utah, & New Mexico. Compiled from the Latest Authorities, Engraved & Published By J. M. Atwood, No. 19 Beekman Street, New York. 1851. D. Mc.Lellan, Printr. Spruce St. cor. of William St. Entered According to Act of Congress, in the Year 1851, by J. M. Atwood, in the Clerk’s Office of the District Court of the Southern District of New York. [table at lower center] Table of Distances. New York, 1851. Lithograph map on bank note paper, original full hand color, ornate oak leaf and acorn border with corner vignettes of agricultural and wharf-side scenes, border to border: 51.5 x 60.7 cm. Folded into original dark green blind-embossed cloth covers (14.3 x 9 cm), lettered in gilt on upper cover (Map of the United-States Canada, Mexico Central America and the West India Islands).First edition. Rumsey 2365: “Shows the Gold Regions in California. Atwood made important maps of the Gold Rush for Colton and Ensign & Thayer in 1849. In this map he publishes his own Gold Rush map, showing the routes to California and Oregon.” This beautifully executed map shows the overland and sea routes from the East Coast and Midwest to the West Coast. The new borders Atwood depicts show Mexico intruding north all the way to the Gila River, reflecting a pre-Gadsden border. ($4,000-8,000) More>>

73. [MAP]. BÄDEKER, J. Karte des Staates Texas (aufgenommen in die Union 1846.) nach der neuesten Eintheilung. 1849 [left of title, Lone Star flag flying upside down] [below neat line] Verlag v. J. Bädeker in Elberfeld. | Lith. bei Fr. Koenen, Elberfeld. [inset plan at lower right, neat line to neat line: 6.8 x 8.1 cm] Plan von Castroville. [inset plan at lower left, neat line to neat line: 5.3 x 8.1cm] Plan von Neu-Braunfels und Comalstadt. Lithograph map on wove paper, original hand coloring (red outline color indicating counties; German settlements of the “Deutsche Colonie des Mainzer Vereins” and “Franxös Colonie” shown in yellow wash; Rio Grande and Indian Point on Gulf Coast (latter, being the official point of entry established by the German Emigration Company) in blue; Texas flag with original hand coloring in red, white and blue. Neat line to neat line: 29 x 36.2 cm. Overall sheet size: 32.7 x 40.5 cm. Neatly laid on early cartographical linen and stitched selvage. First edition of a very early German emigration map of Texas. Day, Maps of Texas, p. 51: “Map in English and German...following cartographers Arrowsmith, Emory, Gregg.” Graff 136. Taliaferro 294 (citing only a photostat): “Published to serve the prospective European immigrant to Texas, the map designates in color the colonies of Solms-Braunfels and Henri Castro. Organized counties are outlined in red. The inset plans of New Braunfels and Castroville are among the earliest cartographic records of those two towns.” The map is sometimes found with Viktor Bracht’s book on Texas, Texas im Jahre 1848... (Elberfeld & Iserlohn: Julius Bädeker, 1849). ($25,000-35,000) More>>

74. [MAP]. BOHM, C[harles]. Untitled map of Denver and Cheyenne region [above lower neat line] C. Bohm-Eng-Denver-C. N.p., n.d. [Denver, ca. 1865 (based on postal markings)]. Lithograph map printed on verso of yellow envelope with postal mark for Denver, January 7, and postage-due stamp of three cents. Envelope measures 7.8 x 13 cm. Left side neatly trimmed where opened, costing right neat line and small part of image. Very good. The envelope is addressed to Mrs. Molly Neysinger in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. First edition. Not in standard sources. McMurtrie & Allen (Early Printing in Colorado...1859-1876 #176) record Hand-Book of Colorado for Citizen and Traveler... (Denver, 1873), which has a map (Map of Boulder and Vicinity) by Bohm, similar in its simple style to the present map, which shows the greater Denver area with its railroad connections, South Platte River, and the gold, silver, iron, and coal fields to the west. Cheyenne is shown to the north. Charles Bohm is listed along with Henry Bohm as an engraver at the corner of Curtis and E Streets in J. E. Wharton’s History of the City...To Which is Added a Full and Complete Business Directory of the City, Denver, 1866 (see p. 132). ($500-1,000) More>>

75. [MAP]. BRADFORD, T[homas] G[amaliel]. Texas. [top right above neat line] 35. [below] Entered According to Act of Congress, in the Year 1838, by T. G. Bradford, in the Clerks Office, of the District Court of Massachusetts. | Engraved by G. W. Boynton. [Boston, ca. 1839]. Engraved map on medium-weight wove paper, land grants in original strong color (yellow, blue, pink, tan, and green, modest ornate border shaded green. Neat line to neat line: 37.5 x 30.5 cm. Scale: 1 inch = approximately 45 miles. This copy of Bradford’s large-format Texas map is from the same plate as the first issue (1838), but it is an advanced issue: added is the city of Austin which is shown as capital (established 1839); the southwestern boundary has been moved farther south (from the Nueces River to the Rio Grande); dotted county lines are superimposed over original grants (for instance, San Patricio County is here added to the map and colored in blue to the Rio Grande, but “McMullen & McGlone’s Grant” is still shown above as an empresario grant). There are at least six different versions of the Bradford map; all of them are from the atlases that Bradford published between 1835 and 1840. ($1,500-3,000) More>>

76. [MAP]. BURR, David H. Ohio. By David H. Burr. [below] Published by J. H. Mather & Co. Hartford. 1846 [below neat line] Entered according to Act of Congress in the year of 1833 by J. H. Colton & Co. in the Clerks Office of the District Court of the Southern District of New York. Engraved and Printed by S. Stiles & Co. Hartford, 1846. Copper-engraved map within Greek key border, original full color, inset of Cincinnati, neat line to neat line: 48.5 x 57 cm. Pocket map folded into original cloth covers, gilt-lettered: Colton's Map of Ohio. Other than a few expert reinforcements clean splits, very fine. Phillips, America lists the 1833 edition (p. 628), but not this Colton version. One interesting aspect of this map is the fact it reflects the many publishing combinations and permutations that pervaded the nineteenth-century map industry, here with the map attributed to Burr, engraved and printed by Stiles, published by Mather, but yet found in a Colton pocket cover and copyrighted by Colton in 1833. This map would have needed frequent updating since its initial appearance, because Ohio was rapidly settled and new towns and roads were created with great regularity after initial settlement started by people from Connecticut. One area of the state's development is shown by the fact that someone has outlined existing and potential canals in blue ink and some railroads in red. The National Road which crosses the state from east to west is prominently displayed, although by this time railroads were beginning to compete with the Road as a preferred method of moving both freight and people. ($500-1,000) More>>

77. [MAP]. BURR, David H. United States. By David H. Burr. [below] Published by J. H. Colton & Co. New York 1835.... of the District Court of the Southern District of New York. New York: J. H. Colton, 1835. Copper-engraved map within border, original outline color, 7 insets (Albany, Boston, New York, Baltimore & Washington, South Florida, Philadelphia, Cincinnati), neat line to neat line: 44.5 x 54 cm. Pocket map folded into original roan covers. A few small spots, light offsetting, separations at folds professionally repaired (some minor losses), a few tiny holes, overall very good. On the insets, existing and potential canal routes are marked in ink. Phillips (America, p. 888) lists the 1833 edition but not this 1835 reissue. A very early Colton publication, as he had just issued his first map in 1833. This map shows the area to the east of Texas and the Missouri or North-West Territory north to the Canadian border and west to the confluence of the Yellowstone and Missouri Rivers. This map would have been of intense interest to those headed west, and Colton no doubt continued to revise this map so that emigrants could be assured of having the latest information for their travels. ($750-1,500) More>>

78. [MAP]. CASE, O. D. & COMPANY. Map of the Seat of War to Accompany the American Conflict. Hartford: Published by O. D. Case & Co. [lower right above neat line] Entered according to Act of Congress, in the Year 1865 by O. D. Case & Company, in the Clerk’s Office of the District Court of the United States for the District of Connecticut | Engraved by Oliver J. Stuart, New York and Brooklyn. [inset map at lower left] Map of the Lower Portion of Texas [inset map at lower right] Map of the Lower Portion of Florida. Hartford, 1865. Lithograph map on thin paper, original full hand color, neat line to neat line: 65.5 x 93 cm. First edition, a map separately issued to accompany Horace Greeley’s The American Conflict (Hartford: Case, 1864-1866; Sabin 28482). The map, however, was not issued with the book and is rarely found with it. This highly detailed map includes the entire Southern area of the Civil War as well as the border areas, such as Kansas, Kentucky, and Missouri. ($200-400) More>>

79. [MAP]. CHAPMAN, Silas. Wisconsin a Sectional Map with the Most Recent Surveys...Lith. of F. Mayer & Co., 96 Fulton St., N.Y.... [Milwaukee, 1855]. Lithograph map with original outline color, neat line to neat line: 54 x 77 cm. Pocket map folded into original cloth covers with printed paper label. Light wear and few spots to pocket covers, map very fine. Later edition of map first published in 1853 (Phillips, America, p. 1077; Rumsey 138). Silas Chapman created maps of the Midwest from the early 1840s through the 1870s, including pocket and wall maps of Minnesota, Iowa, and Wisconsin. A version of this map appeared in Chapman's A Hand Book of Wisconsin (1855). ($500-1,000) More>>

80. [MAP]. CHESLEY, J[ames] A. Two manuscript maps of Virginia shore and waterways, both professionally rendered navigation maps of this portion of the James River complete with landmarks and soundings. Both ca. 1881. [1] “James River from Point of Shoals Light to City Point.” Manuscript in black ink on thin, translucent sized cartographical cloth. Image area: 44.5 x 128 cm. Moderately foxed (especially heavy on lower blank margin) and trimmed at left side (apparently with some loss). A professionally rendered navigation map of this portion of the James River complete with landmarks and soundings. [2] Untitled manuscript map in black ink on heavy cartographical paper, on later wooden roller. At upper right: “J. A. Chesley Lieut. U.S. Navy, Commanding U.S. Monitor ‘Mahopac’ off City Point Va April 1881.” Neat line to neat line: 58.7 x 93 cm. A few light spots, right margin chipped with some losses touching neat line, over all very good. The map shows the area on the Appomattox and James Rivers from City Point upstream to approximately Farrar’s Island. ($600-1,000) More>>

81. [MAP]. CLASON MAP CO. Clason’s Guide Map of Denver Colorado Published by the Clason Map Co., Denver, Colo. .... [Denver, 1919]. Lithograph map with outline shading in red and green, overall sheet size including printed text at right: 48.5 x 61 cm. Pocket map and 32-page guide folded into original pictorial boards. Except for small tear in upper left portion of map (just into neat line) and a few tiny losses at upper right in blank area, very fine. An extremely detailed guide with its equally detailed accompanying map keyed to the guide itself. An inset map of Denver shows in considerable detail the “Denver Business District” anchored by Union Depot on one end and the state capitol at the other. ($100-200) More>>

82. [MAP]. COLTON, G[eorge] W[oolworth] & C[harles] B. Colton’s Map of the United States of America, the British Provinces, Mexico and the West Indies. Showing the Country from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean. Published by G. W. and C. B. Colton, & Co. 172 William St. New York. 1869 [inset map at middle right] The Eastern Portion of the West India Islands, on the Same Scale as the Main Map. New York, 1869. Lithograph map on two sheets, original full color, some country borders (including U.S.-Mexico) in bright rose, seas in palest blue wash. Neat line to neat line: 94 x 110 cm. Folded into original dark brown embossed and gilt-lettered cloth covers (20 x 10.2 cm) , upper cover lettered gilt (Colton's Map of the United States, Mexico, Central American, West Indies, &c. G. W. & C. B. Colton & Co.), on pastedown is printed ad for Sheble, Smith & Co. (Successors to R. L. Barnes.) Map Publishers, No. 27 South Sixth Street, Phila. Not in Phillips (America). This rare, magnificent map is a worthy successor in the long line of the Colton’s United States maps issued under the present title, which stretch back to the 1840s. For the early version of the map, see: Ristow p. 318 (1846 edition). Karrow 1-1556 (1847 edition). Wheat, Mapping the Transmississippi West, #533 & Vol. 3, pp. 46-47: “This was a progenitor of numerous maps, and came out almost every year with changes in the West, showing important new elements.” This is a separately issued map, not to be confused with Colton’s reduced versions of United States maps in the Colton atlases. ($2,500-5,000) More>>

83. [MAP]. COLTON, G[eorge Woolworth] & C[harles] B. Colton’s Mexico... [New York, 1881]. Lithograph map, original hand coloring, ornate floral and vine border; border to border: 31.5 x 40.2 cm. Pocket map, folded into original cloth covers. Covers slightly spotted and worn, boards separated with minor to right side of pastedown. Map very fine, vibrant color. Scarce, especially in pocket format.   Later edition (the map is dated 1881, and its copyright date is 1854). Not in Phillips, Maps of America. This map is another example of a map Colton long kept in print and constantly revised. In this issue, the area in Texas along the border is now considerably filled in, and other additions and subtractions have been made in the northern Mexican states. For instance, added along the Texas border, as compared to the 1861 edition (see above) are Spencer’s Ranch, Fort Leaton, Eagle Pass, Palafox, Rio Grande City. The Big Bend area has been especially amplified . Most significant among revisions is the addition of the railroads, now running through Texas and across to California. ($500-1,000) More>>

84. [MAP]. COLTON, G[eorge Woolworth] & C[harles] B. Colton's New Mexico and Arizona.... New York, 1877. Lithograph map on bank note paper, full original color, borders outlined in vivid rose, arabesque border. Neat line to neat line: 37.2 x 58.3 cm. Map including border: 41.3 x 62.5 cm. Folded into pocket covers (14.5 x 9.1 cm), original dark brown cloth, blind embossed on both covers, lettering in gilt on upper cover: Colton's Map of New Mexico and Arizona G. W. & C. B. Colton & Co. Rare pocket map version of Colton's map of Arizona and New Mexico, with parts of Nevada, California, the Mexican border, Kansas, Colorado, and Texas (western Panhandle and "Camp Stockton" and China Ponds to El Paso). ($1,000-2,000) More>>

85. [MAP]. COLTON, G[eorge Woolworth] & C[harles] B. Colton's Railroad & Township Map of New York, with Parts of the Adjoining States & Canada.... New York, 1870. Lithograph map, original full color, wide floral border, border to border 63.5 x 72 cm. Pocket map folded into original cloth covers. Except for minor splits at folds, very fine with brilliant coloring. Later edition of a map with copyright date of 1852. As is typical with Colton maps, he constantly updated them, and this map stayed in print for several years after this edition. Rumsey 179 (listing the 1855 edition). A very grand and handsome map showing the state, its towns, roads, and railroads in considerable detail. ($250-500) More>>

86. [MAP]. COLTON, J[oseph] H[utchins]. Colton’s Mexico Published by J. H. Colton, 172 William St. New York. 1861. Entered According to Act of Congress in the Year 1854 by J. H. Colton in the Clerks Office of the District Court for the Southern District of New York. [inset map at lower left, 10.3 x 6.5 cm] Territory and Isthmus of Tehuantepec. [New York, 1861]. Lithograph map on bank note paper, original hand coloring of Mexico, borders with Guatemala and the United States in bright rose, ornate border, neat line to neat line: 27.4 x 35.5 cm; border to border: 31.5 x 40.2 cm. Folded into original pocket covers (12.7 x 8.5 cm), original red cloth, lettered in gilt on upper cover (Mapa de Méjico por J. H. Colton Nueva York), both covers blind-embossed, printed yellow leaf (Colton’s ad and list of publications) affixed to verso of front board: Maps, Atlases, and Statistical Works, J. H. Colton. No. 172 William St. New York...). Later edition (the map is dated 1861, and its copyright date is 1854). Not in Phillips, Maps of America. This map of Mexico includes most of Texas and the United States south of the 34th parallel, and is a fine example of a separately issued traveller’s map. The map is very similar in the area shown on the next map in this catalogue, but it is from a different stone. ($400-800) More>>

87. [MAP]. COLTON, J[oseph] H[utchins]. Colton's Railroad & Township Map of New York, with Parts of the Adjoining States & Canada.... New York, 1854. Lithograph map, original full color, wide floral border, border to border 62.5 x 73.5 cm. Pocket map folded into original cloth covers. Except for minor splits at folds, very fine, clean copy with bright coloring. Early edition of preceding , the copyright of which is 1852. Rumsey 179 (listing the 1855 edition). ($400-800) More>>

88. [MAP]. COLTON, J[oseph] H[utchins]. Iowa.  New York: Colton, [1854]. Lithograph map, full original color, vivid rose outlining, ornate border (flowers, vines, and birds), border to border: 32 x 40.5 cm. Pocket map, folded into original cloth covers. A few light spots to map, else fine, vivid coloring and a very pretty map. Not in Phillips. Interestingly, no railroads had yet jumped the Mississippi, an event which occurred in 1856 when Davenport was connected to Rock Island Illinois. Very scarce. Not in Phillips. ($400-800) More>>

89. [MAP]. COLTON, J[oseph] H[utchins]. Mapa de Mejico J. H. Colton, Nueva York 1862 Entered According to Act of Congress in the Year 1862 by J. H. Colton in the Clerks Office of the District Court for the Southern District of New York. [inset map at upper left, 10.3 x 6.5 cm] Territory and Isthmus of Tehuantepec [statistical table at lower left] Political Divisions, Population, etc. [New York, 1862]. Lithograph map on bank note paper, original hand coloring of Mexico, borders with Guatemala and the United States in rose, seas with pale blue wash, large ornate grapevine border, numerous types of ships at sea, neat line to neat line: 28.3 x 42 cm; border to border: 37 x 50 cm. Pocket covers (present but detached): 13 x 8.7 cm, original brown diced cloth, lettered in gilt on upper cover (Mapa de Méjico por J. H. Colton Nueva York), both covers blind-embossed, printed yellow leaf (Colton’s ad and list of publications) affixed to verso of front board: Maps, Atlases, and Statistical Works, J. H. Colton. No. 172 William St. New York...).First edition. Not in Phillips (America) and other standard references. Though very similar to the preceding map, the present map is not from the same stone. Here the title is altered from English to Mapa De Mexico, the inset of Tehuantepec is unchanged but repositioned to upper left, a statistical table in English and ships at sea are added, a subtle pale blue wash now graces the seas, and the ornate border has been replaced by a larger, lavish grapevine border. Both maps have the same embossment, gilt lettering, and ad on the pocket covers. The map includes most of Texas and the United States south of the 34th parallel. ($1,500-2,500) More>>

90. [MAP]. COMMERCIAL HERALD & MARKET REVIEW. The Southwestern Railroad System United States and Mexico Supplement to the “Commercial Herald & Market Review” January 1881. Copyrighted 1881. Lith. H. S. Crocker & Co., S.F. [San Francisco, 1881]. Lithograph map on solid blue ground with reverse white lettering, border to border: 56.7 x 86 cm. Creased where formerly folded, some separations at folds, professionally consolidated (small losses), minor edge chipping at lower blank margin. A good example of a fragile and uncommon map. Very striking appearance with the contrast of beautiful intense blue and fresh white. First edition. The map concentrates on the railroad system west of the Mississippi River, showing all major railroads in that area as they had been built at the time. Depictions of ships and distances from ports to various foreign locales are also given. ($400-800) More>>

91. [MAP]. DE CORDOVA, J[acob Raphael]. 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, 1851. Engraved by J. M. Atwood, New York. Without my signature all copies of this map have been fraudulently obtained [facsimile signature] J. DeCordova [center above neat line] Entered according to Act of Congress on the 28th. Day of July 1848 by J. De Cordova, in the Clerk’s Office of the United States District Court for the District of Texas. [untitled inset oval map at lower right showing area from Texas west to the Pacific Ocean, including New Mexico, Utah, Arkansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Indian Territory, Northern Mexico, and southern and Baja California, approximately 23.5 cm tall and 30 cm wide]; [table at upper left indicating counties into which land districts fall] Reference to Land Districts [at lower left are seals of Texas and the Texas General Land Office along with certifications with facsimile signatures of Thomas J. Rusk, Sam Houston, David S. Kaufman, T. Pilsbury, John C. Hays, W. D. Miller, George T. Wood, Thomas W. Ward, George W. Smyth]. New York: J. M. Atwood, 1851. Lithograph map on four joined sheets of bank note paper, original wash and outline color, outer border of pale yellow and thin-line rule, inner border pink, neat line to neat line: 81.5 x 79.5 cm; border to border: 85.2 x 82.7 cm; overall size: 87.8 x 85.5 cm. Folded into pocket covers (64.5 x 10.5 cm), original terracotta roan, blind embossed on both covers, lettering in gilt on upper cover: J. De Cordova’s map of Texas, printed white advertisement leaf affixed to verso of upper cover: J. H. Colton: Map Publisher, No. 86, Cedar Street, New York.... It would difficult to find a more desirable copy of this great Texas map. Third edition, with revisions, including the inset map reflecting for the first time Texas borders after the 1850 Compromise, which reduced the Texas Panhandle from the Emory (q.v.) configuration to the reduced shape shown here. First issued by De Cordova in 1849 with original signatures of De Cordova, Sam Houston, et al., followed by editions in 1850, 1851, 1853, 1856, 1857, 1858, 1861, 1866, 1867, and as late as 1872. A version came out in small format (58 x 54 cm) in 1854 just before De Cordova sold the rights to his large map to Colton. Colton published a reduced version of the map in his 1856 Atlas of the World, and this became the most universal map of Texas in the latter half of the nineteenth century, being found repeatedly in Colton’s atlases and other places as well. The large format versions, as in the present map, are the most elusive and preferred. ($60,000-90,000) More>>

92. [MAP]. DE CORDOVA, J[acob Raphael]. 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. Published by J. H. Colton, No 172, William St. New York. 1861. Printed by Lang & Laing, 117, Fulton St. N.Y. Without my signature all copies of this map have been fraudulently obtained. [facsimile signature] J. De Cordova [center above neat line] Entered according to Act of Congress on the 28th. Day of July 1848 by J. De Cordova, in the Clerk’s Office of the United States District Court for the District of Texas. [untitled inset map area from western Texas to the Pacific Ocean, including California and New Mexico and Utah Territories, neat line to neat line: 22.7 x 27.7 cm] [table at upper left indicating counties into which land districts fall] Reference to Land Districts [at lower left are seals of Texas and the Texas General Land Office along with certifications with facsimile signatures of Thomas J. Rusk, Sam Houston, David S. Kaufman, T. Pilsbury, John C. Hays, W. D. Miller, George T. Wood, Thomas W. Ward, George W. Smyth]. New York: J. H. Colton, 1861. Lithograph map with ornate vine border with original wash and outline color, border to border: 89 x 89 cm. First issued by De Cordova in 1849, followed by editions of 1850, 1851, 1853, 1856, 1857, 1858, 1861, 1866, 1867, and as late as 1872. A version came out in small format (58 x 54 cm) in 1854 just before De Cordova sold the rights to his large map to Colton. Colton published a reduced version of the map in his 1856 Atlas of the World, and this became the most universal map of Texas in the latter half of the nineteenth century, being found repeatedly in Colton’s atlases and other places as well. The large format versions, as in the present map, are the most elusive and preferred. Basic Texas Books 38 (referring to the 1849 edition): “Sam Houston delivered a speech praising the map on the floor of the U.S. Senate...assert[ing] that it was ‘the most correct and authentic map of Texas ever compiled.’” ($20,000-40,000) More>>

93. [MAP]. FAUST, H[enry] W. Faust’s Map of City and County of San Francisco California. Published H. W. Faust.... [San Francisco, ca. 1890]. Chromolithograph map, neat line to neat line: 58.5 x 73.5 cm. Pocket map folded into original stiff paper wrappers. Covers slightly faded, a few tears and splits (no losses), generally very good, excellent color. “Eleventh edition.” Phillips (America), p. 778. Rocq 9343. This map is a wonderfully detailed and active map showing the city before the disastrous earthquake and fire of 1906, while retaining some of the older features such as ranchos. ($800-1,200) More>>

94. [MAP]. FLEMMING, C[arl]. Mexico, Mittel America, Texas. [below neat line] Lithographie, Druck u. Verlag von C. Flemming in Glogau. Glogau, n.d. [ca. 1851?]. Lithograph map, original outline coloring (neat line to neat line: 33 x 41.9 cm). The present map appeared in Karl Sohr’s Vollständiger Hand-Atlas der neueren Erdbeschreibung über alle Theile der Erde (Phillips, Atlases 6137n, passim).Wheat, Gold Region 213. Wheat, Mapping the Transmississippi West 745 (referring to the map as a “throwback of the first water” relying on the maps of J. Calvin Smith and S. Tanner). Flemming was active in the 1840s and 1850s, and perhaps later. Wheat lists the map under Berghaus, who was the publisher of Sohr’s Hand-Atlas. ($150-300) More>>

95. [MAP]. [GALVESTON WATERFRONT]. Untitled manuscript map on heavy paper mounted on original linen backing, in black ink and red ink with pale color wash showing a small area of the Galveston waterfront along Avenue A, between Fourth and Fourteenth Streets, with various triangulations and pencil notes added.  N.p., n.d. [early twentieth century?]. Neat line to neat line:  47.5 x 36.5 cm. Four old blueprint paper identification manuscript labels attached to each corner.  Moderately foxed, otherwise fine, professionally executed. Since the map shows the original location of Sealy Hospital, which was founded in 1890, it must date after that. The street area shown is now occupied almost entirely by the University of Texas Medical Branch Hospital.  ($250-500) More>>

96. [MAP]. HALL, & MOONEY (lithographers). [At top above map] Map of Niagara Falls and Guide Table. Being a Complete Directory and Guide to the Falls and Vicinity, for Remark on the Spot or for Reference at Home, Directions to Hasty Travellers.... [title on map above lower neat line] Map of Niagara Falls, and Adjoining Shores. Lith. of Hall & Mooney. Buffalo. [Buffalo, ca. 1840]. Lithograph map with surrounding text and key, 2 insets: (1) A Bird’s eye view of Niagara Strait; (2) The Whirlpool. Overall sheet size: 40 x 30 cm. Pocket map, folded into original cloth covers, green printed paper label. The map delineates the Village of Niagara Falls, the proposed City of Falls, Niagara Falls, Iris Island, and portions of Niagara River. It documents various features and events of the area that occurred in the late 1830s, thereby leading one to believe this is an early imprint of this firm. An early overall view of what was at the time a basically unspoiled area fit for permanent residence and, as the map states, “Hasty Travellers.” ($750-1,500) More>>

97. [MAP]. HENN, WILLIAMS & CO. Sectional Map of Iowa Compiled from the Official Surveys of the United States and the Public Records of the State & Counties and from Personal Reconnoissance. 1857. By Henn, Williams & Co. of Fairfield, Iowa. Published by Keen & Lee, Chicago, Illinois. [lower right] Engraved by Theodore Leonhardt under the Direction of J. L. Hazzard. Printed, Mounted & Colored by Charles Desilver, Publisher No. 251 Market Street, Philadelphia. [lower left above ornamental border]: Entered According to Act of Congress by Keen & Lee, in the Year 1857, in the Clerks Office of the District Court of Illinois. Philadelphia, 1857. Lithograph map on bank note paper (two joined sheets), original coloring (full and outline), wide ornate frame border, border to border: 133.3 x 167 cm. Folded into original blind-embossed green cloth covers (21 x 13.5 cm), gilt-lettered on upper cover: Keen, Williams & Co. Sectional Map of Iowa, 1857. Chicago, Keen & Lee; front pastedown with printed ad for Keen & Lee, Publishers, Importers & Wholesale Book-Dealers (at upper right is an ad for Henn, Williams & Company’s exchange and banking houses in Fairfield, Chariton, Council Bluffs, Sioux City, and Fort Dodge, Iowa; below is a table of explanation to symbols on the map). First edition. Graff 1855. Phillips, America, p. 337. Streeter Sale 1907. Not in Newberry Library, which holds several maps of Iowa by the Henn, Williams firm, but not the present mammoth size. Not in Rumsey. Tooley lists the firm of Henn, Williams & Co., but lists only one map (Township Map of the State of Iowa, co-published with R.L. Barnes, Philadelphia, 1855). Counties are in color, and located are roads, railroads, public land surveys, streams, and a veritable plethora of town and village names. ($1,500-2,500) More>>

98. [MAP]. HENSOLDT, E. A. The Railroad System of Texas on September 1st, 1883. Drawn for the Galveston News by E. A. Hensoldt. Rand, McNally & Co., Engravers Chicago. [at top] Supplement to the Statistical Edition of the Galveston News, September 1st, 1883. [Galveston, 1883]. Lithograph map newsprint paper, neat line to neat line: 50.8 x 69.8 cm. Creased where formerly folded, uniform light browning, voids at corners, affecting neat lines, strengthened at folds (minor losses). First edition. Not in Day. An extraordinarily detailed map showing nearly every train depot in Texas between Louisiana and New Mexico south to the Rio Grande and north into present-day Oklahoma. The year 1883 was significant in Texas railroad history, since Collis Huntington had won the race against the Texas & Pacific Railway to Sierra Blanca, thereby securing the mountain paths east of El Paso and consolidating the Southern Pacific route from that point all the way to New Orleans. ($500-1,000) More>>

99. [MAP]. HERBERT, Charles E. 1884 Mapa oficial del estado de Sonora República de México levantado y ejecutado de medidas, reconocimientos proprios y de otras fuentes fidedignas. Por el Ingeniero Civil C. E. Herbert. OfficialMap of the State of Sonora Republic of Mexico Compiled from Surveys, Reconnoissances and Other Sources. 1884 by Chas. E. Herbert. C.E. [lower center in image] Entered according to Act of Congress in the Year 1884 by Chas. E. Herbert in the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington, D.C. [lower right: list of authorities & key] [three insets at upper right] [1] Vista a Guaymas [lower right in image] Moss Eng. Co. NY [view] [2] El Puerto de Guaymas [map] [3] Vista de Alamos [view], 2 cartouches below (the one in Spanish featuring a prominent eagle, the seal of Sonora, and an approval by Governor Luís E. Torres dated October 1884), compass rose at lower center. N.p., n.d. [Washington, D.C., 1884]. Lithograph map within grapevine and star border, original outline color, border to border: 60 x 72.5 cm. Mounted on contemporary cartographical linen, folded into original plain terracotta cloth covers (17.2 x 11 cm). Second edition. This edition appears to have been prepared by photolitho reduction of a very rare larger version in Spanish that is usually dated 1885 and may be identified by a table at lower right reading Algunos datos oficiales sobre el estado de Sonora and by its size (approximately 114 x 140 cm), illustrated in El Territorio mexicano, Mexico: Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, 1982, Vol. II, p. 568.The Royal Geographical Society in its 1885 Proceedings remarked of this map: “This map...is drawn on a larger scale than any yet published, and contains details not to be found in other maps of this same country” (p. 413). ($2,000-4,000) More>>

100. [MAP]. HIGGINS, Pattillo. Revised Map of Jefferson County, Texas. Showing Land Surveys, Railroads, and Water Ways...Entered to Act of Congress in the Year 1897.... N.p., n.d. [1898]. Lithograph map on bank note paper within ornamental border; border to border: 66.3 x 56.3 cm. Creased where formerly folded, a few minor splits (no losses), two small burnholes at upper right, several minor tears in upper half of map (no losses), margins slightly tattered at upper left and upper right, light marginal browning. Despite its flaws, overall an attractive and important map. Very rare. This detailed map is a model of boosterism and promotion for Beaumont and Jefferson County. Federal efforts to keep Sabine Pass open to large ships going to Port Arthur are featured prominently at lower right in the large figure of Uncle Sam. Overall, this is a pleasing rendition of an area that would explode in just a few years because of the author’s vision. Pattillo Higgins (1863-1955), called the Prophet of Spindletop, although doubted by many, believed in Spindletop’s capacity as an oil-bearing formation, which subsequent events proved correct in early 1901, when the first gusher came in. ($1,000-2,000) More>>

101. [MAP]. [HITCHCOCK, TEXAS]. Untitled manuscript map on heavy paper mounted on original linen, black and red ink with grey wash, showing Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe Railway, Depot Grounds, in Hitchcock, Texas, and surrounding area. Neat line to neat line: 36 x 75 cm. N.p., n.d. [ca. late nineteenth or early twentieth century]. Overall light foxing, right edge chipped in blank margin, left edge chipped affecting part of neat line and moderately water-stained. Expertly executed with precise lettering and subtle shading. This map shows the center of Hitchcock, including twelve town blocks concentrating on the rail yards and their right of way to the northwest. Among the town features shown are the school house. Properties owned by the railroad include the depot, engine house, section house and stock pen. To the northwest is a stop for the picnic platform, and to the north across Highland Bayou is a bridge to the picnic ground. Large surrounding parcels of land include Stephen F. Austin League, P. Guyot Survey, and W. H. Jack League. ($300-500) More>>

102. [MAP]. HUMBOLDT, Alexandre de [Friedrich Heinrich Alexander von]. Carte Générale du Royaume de la Nouvelle Espagne depuis le Parallele de 16° jusqu’au Parallele de 38° (Latitude Nord) Dressée sur des Observations Astronomiques et sur l’ensemble des Matériaux qui existoient à Mexico, au commencement de l’année 1804. Par Alexander de Humboldt. Ls. Aubert pere Scripsit. [below neat line] Dessiné à Mexico par l’Auteur en 1804, perfectionné par le même, par MM. Friesen, Oltmanns et Thuilier. 1809. | Gravé par Barriere - et l’Ecriture par L. Aubert pere, à Paris. Copper-engraved map on two untrimmed sheets of wove paper joined horizontally, measuring together, neat line to neat line: 99.7 x 69.6 cm. First edition of Humboldt’s monumental map of New Spain; Humboldt’s map is legendary, presenting relatively little known areas in Mexico and the American Southwest and forever changing cartographical representation by the introduction of hachure. This map appeared in Humboldt’s Atlas Géographique et Physique du Royaume de la Nouvelle-Espagne... (Paris & Tübingen, 1808 & Paris, 1811), to accompany the first German and first French editions of Humboldt’s Essai Politique sur le Royaume de la Nouvelle-Espagne....(Paris, 1811, 2 vols., 4to; atlas sometimes found with the first French 8vo edition). Humboldt’s work on New Spain constitutes the first modern geographical monograph on Mexico and the Southwest U.S., containing data assembled during the author’s visit to Mexico at the end of the eighteenth century. Much of this information had never before appeared in print. Two more energetic, inquisitive, learned, and gifted explorers than Humboldt and his companion Bonpland would be difficult to find, although in an historic coincidence, their United States counterparts, Lewis and Clark, would also be making equivalent history at the same time. Streeter 1042 (rating Humboldt’s map as one of the six most important maps for a Texas collection; see p. 329 in Streeter): “In speaking of the Texas coastline, Humboldt says, ‘I have followed...the map of the gulph of Mexico, published by order of the King of Spain in 1799’ ...and adds that he made some corrections in fixing of longitudes.... [Humboldt’s map] is without question the best representation of Texas that had thus far appeared.” ($18,000-22,000) More>>

103. [MAP]. IKIN, A[rthur]. Map of Texas [below neat line] Drawn by A. Ikin. | Sherwood & Co. Paternoster Row. | J. & C. Walker Litho.[London, 1841]. Lithograph map, original pink outline coloring. Neat line to neat line: 20.5 x 23.5 cm. First edition of a rare and interesting British map of the Republic of Texas. Phillips (America), p. 843. The present map was published with Arthur Ikin’s book, Texas: Its History, Topography, Agriculture, Commerce, and General Statistics. To Which is Added, A Copy of the Treaty of Commerce Entered into by the Republic of Texas and Great Britain. Designed for the Use of the British Merchant, and as a Guide to Emigrants (London, 1840). For more on Ikin’s book, see for example: Fifty Texas Rarities 23, Howes I6, Vandale, and Streeter 1384 (giving three locations in Texas, two of which lack the map). This map is a complementary but very different emigration map from Arrowsmith’s 1841 Map of Texas (q.v.), which appeared in William Kennedy’s book, The Rise, Progress, and Prospects of the Republic of Texas (London, 1841) and elsewhere. A copy of Ikin’s map with the book sold for $36,800 in our Auction 8 in 1999, and subsequently fetched $29,000 at Sotheby’s in 2004. ($3,500-6,500) More>>

104. [MAP]. JOHNSON, D. G[riffing] & A[lvin] J[ewett] Johnson. A New Map of the Union with the Adjacent Islands & Countries, from Authentic Sources. Published by D. G. & A. J. Johnson Trinity Buildings 111 Broadway New-York. 1857 Entered According to Act of Congress in the Year 1856 by D. G. Johnson in the Clerks Office of the District Court of the Southern District of New York. New York, 1857 [lower left: untitled inset map of portions of Missouri, Kansas, and Nebraska]; [vignettes of Sutter’s Saw-Mill; Gold Rocker; Smithsonian Institution; U.S. Capitol; Patent Office]. Lithograph wall map with original black wooden rollers, full hand color, pictorial border with vignettes of famous persons and allegorical figures. Border to border: 109 x 129 cm. Wheat, Mapping the Transmississippi West #925; the one location Wheat gives for the present map is in the Library of Congress. OCLC also locates only the Library of congress copy, and RLIN has no copy. This fine map shows the country between the crucial eras of the Gold Rush and the Civil War and embodies the results of the Army’s western explorations. ($500-1,000) More>>

105. [MAP]. [KINO, Francisco Eusebio]. Passo por Tierra | a la California | y sus Confinantes Nue | vas Naciones, y Nuevas | Missiones de la Compa. | de Iesus, | en la America Septen | trional. [below title panel] 1701 [text on verso with heading at top & page number] Mensis Martii M DCC VII 79.... [Hamburg, ca. 1703-1707]. Engraved map on laid paper, later(?) shading and outline coloring. Neat line to neat line: 18.7 x 13.8 cm. This exquisite little map, which disproved the colossal error that California was an island, appeared in the German publication, Nova literaria germaniae collecta... (Hamburg, 1703-1706). On verso is text relating to Kino, Salvatierria, missionary labors in the Spanish Southwest, and Kino's map. This edition of Kino's map is not noted by standard sources, including the excellent, comprehensive work of Ernest J. Burrus (Kino and the Cartography of Northwestern New Spain [Arizona Historical Society, 1965, pp. 46-50]). The first printing of Kino's map is generally agreed to have appeared in France in 1705, as part of a collection of Jesuit letters (Lettres edifiantes et curieuses, ecrites des missions Etrangeres par quelques Missionnaires de la Compagnie de Jesús [Paris: Nicolas Le Clerc, 1705]). ($1,000-2,000) More>>

106. [MAP]. LAUGHLIN, H. H. H. H. Laughlin's Miniature County Map of the United States. Engraved by J. H. Goldthwait.... Philadelphia, 1845. Steel-engraved map with bright red original outlining, surrounded by 38 miniature vignettes (city views, architecture, natural wonders, including several Niagara Falls), neat line to neat line: 27.4 x 33 cm. Pocket map in original cloth covers. Some archival tissue repairs along folds, paper moderately browned, generally very good, pocket folder fine. Not in Phillips. Finely engraved map with excellent detail and very attractive vignettes, which form a border to the map. Inset maps of north Maine, southern Florida, and Washington, D.C. Small portion of Texas and Indian and Iowa Territory are shown. ($600-1,200) More>>

107. [MAP]. MITCHELL, S[amuel] Augustus. Map of Mexico, including Yucatan & Upper California, Exhibiting the Chief Cities and Towns, the Principal Travelling Routes &c. Philadelphia: Published by S. Augustus Mitchell, N.E. Corner of Market and Seventh Sts. 1847. Entered according to the Act of Congress in the Year 1846 by S Augustus Mitchell, in the Clerk’s Office of the District Court of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. [inset plan at top right, 15.3 x 19.3 cm] The Late Battlefield. [flags marking battlefields of the Alamo, San Jacinto, Resaca de la Palma, Palo Alto, and Monterrey]. Philadelphia: S. Augustus Mitchell, 1847 (copyright 1846). Lithograph map within decorative border on thin wove paper, original hand-coloring with bright rose outline coloring around Texas in its Emory conformation with greatly extended Panhandle, border yellow, pink shading to battle plan at top, Mexico in full color. Neat line to neat line: 44.1 x 64.1 cm. Second edition, first issue(?). The present issue precedes Rumsey’s “1st 1847 issue” (Rumsey 3119). On Rumsey’s issue are shown the full name Ft. Towson (intruding into lower left portion of the battlefield plan at top right) rather than Ft. only, as here, and the following towns: in Coahuila-Rosetta, Parras, St. Vicente, and St. Fernando; in San Luis Potosí -Catorce; in Durango-Cerro Gordo; and in Zacatecas-Sta. Catherina and Ojocaliente, none of which appear on the present issue. The first edition came out in 1846 and is easily identifiable because the copyright and imprint date both say 1846 (Streeter Sale 3868, Taliaferro 284); the very first issue is thought to have had the inset map at upper right uncolored. The third edition (see next item herein, Rumsey 4594, Streeter 3869, Wheat, Mapping the Transmississippi West 548, Wheat, Maps of the California Gold Region 35) was extensively revised. ($6,000-12,000) More>>

108. [MAP]. MITCHELL, S[amuel] Augustus. Map of Mexico, including Yucatan & Upper California, Exhibiting the Chief Cities and Towns, the Principal Travelling Routes &c. Philadelphia: Published by S. Augustus Mitchell N.E. Corner of Market and Seventh Sts 1847. Entered accordg. to Act of Congress in the Year 1847 by S. Augustus Mitchell, in the Clerk’s Office of the Dist Court of the Eastern Dist of Pennsylv. [inset plan at top right, 15.1 x 16.4 cm] Battle Field of Monterey [inset map with Mexican eagle with principal road marked in red, profile below, together 36.8 x 60 cm] Map of the Principal Roads from Vera Cruz and Alvarado to the City of Mexico, Including the Valley of Mexico, Mountains, Plains, Volcanoes, Lakes, &c. Compiled from the Latest and Best Authorities. By Geo. Steale, Civil Engineer.... Profile of the Road between Mexico and Vera Cruz [table to right of profile showing altitude at which various crops flourish], flags marking battlefields, including Texas battles Alamo, San Jacinto, Resaca de Palma, and Palo Alto. Philadelphia: S. Augustus Mitchell, 1847 (copyright 1847). Lithograph map within decorative border on bank note paper, original hand-coloring with bright rose outline coloring around Texas in its Emory conformation with greatly extended Panhandle, border yellow, pink shading to battle plan at top, Mexico in full color. Neat line to neat line: 82.5 x 60 cm. Folded into pocket covers (13.5 x 8.2 cm), original dark green roan, elaborate blind embossed on both covers, lettering in gilt on upper cover: MEXICO, printed leaf affixed to verso of upper cover: Extent and Population of Mexico. Third edition, the issue with the battle plan at upper right entitled Battle Field of Monterey. The third edition was extensively revised, with the added Map of the Principal Roads from Vera Cruz and Alvarado to the City of Mexico and profile below, but showing only between approximately 48.5 and 10.4 degrees of longitude, thereby reducing the overall area shown by about two degrees. The inset plan at top right has also been reduced accordingly, and the title altered from The Late Battlefield to read Battle Field of Monterey. This map, a simplified, adapted version of Mitchell’s 1846 New Map of Texas, Oregon and California with the Regions Adjoining (Wheat, Transmississippi West 254), is one of the series of popular maps cartographical publisher Mitchell began to publish at the outbreak of the Mexican-American War. ($7,500-15,000) More>>

109. [MAP]. MITCHELL, S[amuel] Augustus. Map of the States of Ohio, Indiana and Illinois with the Settled Part of Michigan....Sold by Mitchell & Hinman.... Philadelphia, 1837. Engraved map, original full color, insets of Lead Regions, Falls of Ohio, Cincinnati, and Detroit, table of steamboat routes. Pocket map folded into original roan covers. Map professionally backed with archival tissue, some loss at old folds, offsetting at right, otherwise very good. Revision of plate originally from Finley's New American Atlas, subsequently published and updated in pocket format as here. Rumsey (514) and Ristow (126) list the 1834 pocket map version. ($500-1,000) More>>

110. [MAP]. MITCHELL, S[amuel] Augustus. Mitchell’s Traveller’s Guide through the United States, Containing the Principal Cities, Towns, &c Alphabetically Arranged; Together with the Stage, Steam-Boat, Canal, and Rail-Road Routes, with the Distances, in Miles, from Place to Place. Philadelphia: Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co., n.d. [1845]. 78 pp., steel-engraved map on parchment paper, original outline hand coloring, neat line to neat line 43.5 x 55 cm: Mitchell’s Travellers Guide through the United States. A Map of the Roads, Distances, Steam Boat & Canal Routes &c. by J. H. Young Philadelphia. 1845. Sold by Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co. No. 253 Market Street. Engraved on Steel by J. H. Young & D. Haines [at right below neat line] Entered According to Act of Congress, in the Year 1834 by S. Augustus Mitchell, in the Clerks Office of the District Court, of the Eastern District, of Pennsylvania [8 insets around the map clockwise from upper left] Vicinity of Cincinnati; Vicinity of Albany; Vicinity of the Falls of Niagara; Vicinity of New York; Vicinity of Charleston; Vicinity of Baltimore and Washington; Vicinity of Philadelphia; Vicinity of Boston. Folded into original pocket covers (13.5 x 8.3 cm), original tan roan, lettered in gilt on upper cover (Mitchell’s Travellers Guide through the United States), both covers blind-embossed, marbled wrappers (upper wrapper used as pastedown). The first edition of this road map came out in 1832, text was added beginning in 1834, and thereafter continually updated and enlarged (see Howes M690; Clark, Travels in the Old South III:74n & Phillips, America, p. 886 [1832 issue]). Schwartz & Ehrenberg, The Mapping of America, p. 255: “Internal improvements coupled with the great Irish and German migrations beginning in 1827 led to the production of traveler’s guides that depicted roads and their distances, steamboat and canal routes, and lengths of principal railroads.... In 1832 Samuel Augustus Mitchell first issued his ‘Traveller’s Guide through the United States’ and complimented it two years later with ‘Tourist Pocket Maps’ of the different states. These early works and their multitudinous progeny over the next fifty years laid the foundation for the road maps of today.” ($600-1,200) More>>

111. [MAP]. MITCHELL, S[amuel] Augustus. A New Map of Texas Oregon and California with the Regions Adjoining. Compiled from the Most Recent Authorities. Philadelphia Published by S. Augustus Mitchell N. E. Corner of Market & Seventh Streets. 1846 [lower left above border] Entered According to Act of Congress in the Year 1845 by H. N. Burroughs in the Clerks Office of the District Court of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. [text at lower left] Explanation [and] Emigrant Route From Missouri to Oregon. Lithograph map within ornamental frame border (border measures 2.8 cm wide with square corner pieces 3.6 x 3.6 cm), printed on heavy paper, original full hand color, ornamental border in pink, varnished. Overall sheet size: 68.8 x 61.5 cm; map with frame border: 60.8 x 56.5 cm; map proper, neat line to neat line: 53.5 x 49 cm. First edition of a landmark map of the American West, the separate wall map issue with the variant border. Taliaferro 280: “Mitchell synthesizes the key explorations and maps of the preceding years-those by Nicollet, Frémont, Wilkes, etc.-and gives one of the best portraits available of western North America on the eve of the Mexican War. Texas appears with the extravagant, claimed boundaries reaching as far west as Santa Fe.” Wheat, Mapping the Transmississippi West #520, Vol. III, p. 35. Wheat, Maps of the Gold Region #29, pp. xv-xvi. ($6,000-12,000) More>>

112. [MAP]. MITCHELL, S[amuel] Augustus & J[ames] H[amilton] Young. Map of the United States by J. H. Young Philadelphia: Published by S. Augustus Mitchell [below title] Entered according to Act of Congress in the Clerks Office of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania October 10th 1831 by S. Augustus Mitchell [center left above map inset] Engraved by J. H. Young, D. Haines & F. Danksworth [inset maps, views, tables, and vignette, clockwise from upper left] (1) Vicinity of Albany; (2) Vicinity of the Falls of Niagara; (3) [large untitled pictorial vignette at top with Niagara Falls, classic architecture, American eagle, modes of transportation, etc.]; (4) Distances on the Erie and Champlain Canals; (5) Lengths of the Principal Canals of the United States; (6) Vicinity of Boston; (7) Vicinity of New York; (8) Vicinity of the Falls of Philadelphia; (9) Vicinity of Baltimore; (10) Vicinity of Charleston; (11) Vicinity of N. Orleans; (12) Map of North AmericaIncluding all the Recent Geographical Discoveries (neat line to neat line: 35 x 31 cm); (13) [large inset combining three elements] Comparative Heights of the Principal Mountains and Hills of the United States...; Statistics of the United States...; Comparative Lengths of the Principal Rivers of the United States.... Philadelphia, 1831. Steel-engraved varnished wall map with original full and outline color, ornate frame border, mounted on original linen, contemporary black wooden rollers, green cloth selvages. Neat line to neat line: 110.5 x 88.9 cm. First edition, first wall map issued by Mitchell, a significant, handsome work of nineteenth-century Americana and American map making at a formative juncture in the history of the United States. Karrow 1:1473. Ristow, American Maps and Mapmakers, p. 309. Mitchell’s first original separately issued publication, one of the early steel-engraved maps created in the United States, propelled his cartographic enterprise to a position of dominance in American commercial map making. This grand map also inaugurated the long, dynamic alliance between Mitchell and brilliant engraver James H. Young, whose aesthetics and precision are beautifully showcased here. ($5,000-10,000) More>>

113. [MAP]. MORAL, Tomás Ramón del. Carta del Departamento de México, levantado en los años 1828 y 29 por D. Tomás Ramón del Moral, Coronel de Ingenieros, perito facultativo de minas y catedrático de geodesia y delineación en el Colegio Nacional de Minería, neat line to neat line: 45.5 x 39 cm. Found as issued in this two-volume set: MEXICO (Republic). MINISTERIO DE FOMENTO. AnalesdelMinisterio de Fomento...[variant subtitles]. Mexico, 1854. 8vo, contemporary sheep over marbled boards. Tables, charts, plates. First edition. Ker, Mexican Government Publications, pp. 127-128. Sabin 48274. Not in Palau. Map: Ola Apenes, Mapas antiguos del Valle de Mexico (Mexico: UNAM, 1927), p. 27, Plate 31. Not in Phillips. The British Library holds maps issued in the atlas (see below), but not the present one. See Tooley for a short list of maps by Tomás Ramón del Moral (listed under Ramon del Moral). Also, see Dicc. Porrúa (listed under Moral). Although there are national statistics presented in the tables at the beginning in Vol. I, such as those containing information on mining, cotton industry, shipbuilding, and the number of foreigners residing in Mexico, the rest of the volume is devoted to a detailed analysis of the various communities that comprise the Department of Mexico. Vol. II touches on a variety of topics, many of which have to do with maritime matters, such as lighthouses, buoys, and even submarines. Other instruments and machinery are also discussed and illustrated. The maritime plates are especially fascinating, as are two others depicting clouds. Of exceptional interest in Vol. I is the fine map of the State of Mexico by engineer Tomás Ramón del Moral. The map extends and updates the work of Humboldt and is among the earliest maps made in Mexico based on actual scientific surveys conducted by the Mexican government. ($700-1,400) More>>

114. [MAP]. NEW YORK AND TEXAS LAND COMPANY, LIMITED. “Map of Orange County Texas. Published by the New York and Texas Land Company, Limited Palestine Texas 188_....” N.p., n.d. [1880s]. Traced manuscript copy on very thin, translucent, sized cartographical tracing cloth. Neat line to neat line: 37 x 51.5 cm. Other than minor browning, a remarkable copy. Contemporary filing notes in upper right margin and lower left blank portion of image. This handsome map is apparently a tracing from a printed map (no copy of which is found in the General Land Office), the original of which was published for the New York and Texas Land Company. The Company in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century was one of the largest land-holding companies in Texas, at its height owning over five million acres. At a barbecue in Boston to celebrate its going out of business in 1918, all the company’s records were committed to the flames. Thus, this map is a rare survival from an enterprise that deliberately destroyed its past, and little written documentation remains. ($2,000-3,000) More>>

115. [MAP]. NOLAN, E. W. & Harvey J. Sarter. Official Map of Siskiyou County California Compiled from Government and Local Surveys.... [San Francisco?]: Nolan & Sarter, 1911. Lithograph wall map mounted on cotton, with black wooden rollers, original color in tan, brown, and blue. Neat line to neat line: 96 x 165 cm. Professionally restored. Some waterstaining, especially at upper left (darker on verso), minor edge chipping, otherwise fine (especially for this type of format). Ink stamp at bottom left: “W. B. Walkup & Son, Maps Drawn, Printed, Colored” with address on Sansome Street in San Francisco. Map shows townships, land ownership, cities, rail lines, roads, rivers, physical features (such as mountains), lakes, etc. Large, detailed maps such as these would have been important components of any county administration and for others, such as property owners, settlers, and developers. Created in 1852, shortly after the discovery of gold the previous year near Yreka, Siskiyou County is today known for its scenic beauty. It’s most prominent feature, Mount Shasta, is shown on the lower right portion of the map. ($800-1,200) More>>

116. [MAP]. OLSEN, J. J. & Son. City of San Antonio, Texas, 1889 Scale 4 inches = 1 mile [above title cartouche] Entered According to Act of Congress in the Year 1888, By J. J. Olsen Jr. in the Office of the Librarian of Congress at Washington [below title cartouche] Published by J. J. Olsen & Son. San Antonio, Texas. [lower right below border] Matthews. Northrup & Co., Art-Printing Works, Buffalo, N.Y. [inset below map] Statistics of San Antonio, Texas. [map framed by 29 advertisements]. San Antonio, 1889. Photolithograph map with shading in blue, pink, green, and yellow, map area measures from neat line to neat line 62 x 62.6 cm; sheet size measures 65 x 86 cm. 8vo (22 x 12.3 cm), original red cloth covers lettered in gilt on front: Map of the City of San Antonio Texas. 1889. The 1891 San Antonio directory has several listings for the busy Olsen family of entrepreneurs who published this map; their primary businesses were wood, coal, and steamship bookings. The Texas State Archives has a copy of this map (Map Number 0124; illustrated on their web site). ($300-600) More>>

117. [MAP: PACIFIC RAILROAD SURVEY]. UNITED STATES. ARMY. CORPS OF TOPOGRAPHICAL ENGINEERS. [WARREN, Gouverneur Kemble]. Map of Routes for a Pacific Railroad Compiled to Accompany the Report of the Hon. Jefferson Davis, Sec. of War in Office of P.R.R. Surveys 1855 [scale] Note-This is a hurried compilation of all the authentic surveys and is designed to exhibit the relations of the different routes to each other: An elaborate map on scale of 1:3000,00 is being compiled and is in an advanced state. G. K. Warren Lt. Top. Engrs. Lith. of Bien & Sterner 90 Fulton St. N.Y. New York: Bien & Sterner, [1855]. Lithograph map, neat line to neat line: 51.5 x 58.5 cm. First edition of the precursor to Warren’s monumental map of the American West, “the culmination of six decades of effort to comprehend the outlines of western geography.Plains & Rockies IV:262.1. Phillips (America), p. 652. Wheat, Mapping the Transmississippi West #870, Vol. 4, p. 33 (illustrated in Vol. 4, opposite p. 24): “This map is a prime example of Freyhold’s excellent map work, and is an outstanding piece of work not only for Warren’s expedition but for its showing of other expeditions into an hitherto almost unknown land. Only the fur traders had preceded these military expeditions.” ($500-1,000) More>>

118. [MAP]. PREUSS, Charles. Topographical Map of the Road from Missouri to Oregon Commencing at the Mouth of the Kansas in the Missouri River, and Ending at the Mouth of the Wallah Wallah in the Columbia. In VII Sections. Section I [-VII]. From the Field Notes and Journal of Capt. J. C. Frémont, and from Sketches and Notes Made on the Ground by his assistant Charles Preuss. Compiled by Charles Preuss, 1846. By Order of the Senate of the United States Scale 10 Miles to the Inch. [N.p., 1849]. Lithograph map on 7 sheets, sheet size of each approximately 39.5 x 65.4 cm. Second edition. The first edition came out in 1846. There were two states of Section VII (changes in text setting). The present edition was published in a government document (John A. Rockwell, Report from the Select Committee to Whom was Referred a Joint Resolution to Authorize the Survey of Certain Routes for a Canal or Railroad between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, February 20, 1843, 30th Congress, 2nd Session, House Reports 145).  Goetzmann, Army Exploration in the American West, 1803-1863, p. 106: “This authoritative map, well drawn, detailed, and aimed at the wants of the emigrants, was one of Frémont’s and Preuss’ greatest contributions to the development of the West.” Graff 3360: “An extraordinary map by a master cartographer.” Mattes, Platte River Road Narratives 67 (note). Rumsey 2773: “First maps to show the Oregon Trail accurately with great detail. Used by many of the overland trail parties.” Schwartz & Ehrenberg, Mapping of America, pp. 272-273. Streeter Sale 3100. ($4,000-8,000) More>>

119. [MAP]. RACHFORD, James H. Rachford’s Complete Map of the City of Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas Copyrighted 1897 by James H. Rachford, Publisher. For Sale by the Jefferson County Abstract and Map Company Beaumont, Texas. Jas. H. Rachford, Manager. [Chicago: Rand McNally & Co., 1897]. Lithograph map on heavy light brown paper, neat line to neat line: 79 x 53.5 cm. Creased where formerly folded, a few splits with minor losses, minor edge chipping (with losses at lower left and lower right blank margins), small voids at upper left and right blank corners. Professional detailed block-by-block and street-by-street map of a growing Beaumont as it expands to the north and south from its original configuration in a loop of the Neches River. Some property owners’ names are shown, as are other features, such as businesses and railroads. Various public areas, such as the court house and College Square, are also depicted. One curious indication of the times is a small area just to the south of Magnolia cemetery which according to the map consists “3 acres deeded to white citizens of Beaumont for burial purposes.” ($500-1,000) More>>

120. [MAP]. RAILROAD. NORTHERN PACIFIC RAILROAD LINE. Sectional Map Showing The Lands of Northern Pacific Railroad Co. in Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho, with Condensed Information Relating to the Northern Pacific Country. [lithograph map on verso] Map Showing Land Grant of the Northern Pacific Railroad Co.... Buffalo: Matthews, Northrup & Co., 1886. [8] pp., folio (44.7 x 34.5 cm), unfolding to 67.3 x 87 cm. Folded as issued. Separation along one horizontal fold with moderate loss to text and map. Nevertheless an uncommon survival. The text praises the area in the highest terms, treating such topics as climate, health, productions, and minerals. The highly detailed map shows the railroad’s lands in Douglass, Lincoln, Spokane, Adams, Whitman, Yakima, Franklin, Garfield, Columbia, and Walla Walla Counties. This publication is another in the Railroad’s continuous flogging of its lands granted by the U.S. government in exchange for completing the road itself. A fine, large example. ($200-400) More>>

121. [MAP]. RAND, McNALLY & CO. Rand, McNally & Co.'s Indexed Map of the Province of Quebec, Canada Showing the Railroads.... Chicago, n.d. [1878]. 23 [5] pp., wax-engraved map with original green outline color, mounted on later cartographical linen: Rand, McNally & Co.'s Quebec... (neat line to neat line: 32.2 x 48.5 cm), inset of Gulf of St. Lawrence. Pocket map and guide folded into original cloth covers. Covers light rubbed with a few small voids along lower joint. Map with a few tiny losses. With purple inkstamp of J. L. Smith, Map Publisher of Philadelphia on title page and face of map. A somewhat early imprint of Rand, McNally, which began issuing cartographical publications in 1872 and rapidly expanded afterwards. The emphasis of the guide and map are roads, railroads, and waterways. ($100-300) More>>

122. [MAP]. REAM, Robert L. New Sectional Map of Kansas Compiled from the U.S. Surveys by Robt. L. Ream, Late Principal Clerk in the Surveyor Generals Office at Leavenworth, Published by G. W. and C. B. Colton, 172 William St. New York. 1865 Entered According to Act of Congress in the Year 1865 by G. Woolworth Colton in the Clerk’s Office of the District Court of the United States for the Southern District of New York. [inset map lower left] Routes from Chicago and St. Louis to Kansas[showing Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, and Illinois]. New York, 1865. Lithograph map on two separate sheets of bank note paper (not joined), original full hand color, ornate vine border. Measurements, border to border: left sheet 71.3 x 67 cm; right sheet 71.3 x 51.5 cm. Folded into original dark brown embossed and gilt-lettered cloth covers (15.7 x 11.3 cm), lettering on upper cover: New Sectional Map of the State of Kansas Published by G. W. & C. B. Colton; on pastedown is Colton’s printed ad (obscured by left sheet). Not in Phillips, who lists an 1857 sectional map of Kansas by Colton, although it is considerably smaller than the present example. According to Phillips, Ream also compiled the Sectional Map of Nebraska Territory issued in 1857 by E. Mendenhall in Cincinnati. This map is one intended to lay out for emigrants the potential of Kansas. ($1,000-2,000) More>>

123. [MAP]. RICHARDSON, W[illard]. Richardson's New Map of the State of Texas Including Part of Mexico Compiled from Government Surveys and Other Authentic Documents.... Philadelphia: Charles Desilver, 1861. Lithograph map with original full coloring, ornate vine border. Border to border: 62.4 x 82.4 cm.; neat line to neat line: 57.2 x 77.3 cm. Basic Texas Books 172E (citing the 1861 almanac with map). Howes T138 (citing the Richardson series of almanacs, noting that some of the almanacs did not have maps, but designating the present map for the 1861 almanac). Phillips, America, p. 846. Rader 3070 (citing the series and maps). ($3,000-6,000) More>>

124. [MAP]. RICHARDSON, W[illard]. Richardson’s New Map of the State of Texas Corrected for the Texas Almanac to 1872. [lower right] Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 18[??] by J. H. Colton & Co. in the Clerks Office of the District Court of the United States for the Southern District of New York. [insets clockwise from upper left] Plan of the Northern Part or Panhandle of Texas (9.3 x 17 cm); Plan of Galveston Bayfrom the U.S. Coast Survey (8.3 x 7.3 cm); Plan of Sabine Lake (7.3 x 5 cm); Plan of Matagorda Bay (6 x 8.4 cm); Plan of the Great West (14.8 x 23 cm). New York, 1871.  Lithograph map on onion-skin paper, original full coloring, ornate vine border. Border to border: 40.7 x 65 cm. Basic Texas Books 172R (map not mentioned). The first issue of Richardson’s map appeared in the 1859 edition of the Texas Almanac, with the map dated 1859, copyright 1858 (Winkler 1052). ($2,500-5,000) More>>

125. [MAP]. SAGE, Rufus. Map of Oregon, California, New Mexico, N.W. Texas & the Proposed Territory of Ne-Bras-Ka. By Rufus B. Sage. 1846. F. Michelin’s Lith. 111, Nassau St N.Y.... New York, 1846. Lithograph map, title ornately lettered, line symbol with name alongside indicates trails, battle locations (Snively expedition), Native American tribes, major settlements, forts, and annotations (such as that at present-day Nevada and Utah, “This region has never been explored, and is supposed to be impassable on account of its immense plains of sand, alike destitute of vegetation and water”). Neat line to neat line: 44.7 x 60.7 cm; overall sheet size: 49.5 x 68.4 cm. First printing of a rare and noteworthy overland trail map used by Mormon, California Gold Rush, and other Western emigrants, and among the earliest printed maps to show the final Oregon Territory boundary. Ellis, Colorado Mapology, p. 41 (illustrated). Littell 904: “One of the rarest maps of the western country.” Wheat, Mapping the Transmississippi West 527 & Vol. II, pp. 40-43 (illustrated); Wheat, Maps of the California Gold Region 30. This map was lithographed to be included in Rufus B. Sage’s book Scenes in the Rocky Mountains, Oregon, California, New Mexico, Texas and Grand Prairies; or Notes by the Way, During an Excursion of Three Years...by a New Englander, published at Philadelphia by Carey and Hart in 1846. This map is usually lacking in Sage’s book, according to Wheat (Transmississippi West II, p. 41), LeRoy R. and Ann W. Hafen (Rufus B. Sage: His Letters and Papers, 1836-1847, Arthur H. Clark, 1956, Vol. II, p. 266), and others. Ellis, Colorado Mapology, p. 41 (illustrated). Wheat, Mapping the Transmississippi West 527 & pp. 41-43 (illustrated p. 40): “One of the earliest [maps] to depict the finally-determined Oregon boundary...one of the earliest attempts to show on a map the ever-more-heavily traveled emigrant road to California.” ($4,000-$8,000) More>>

126. [MAP]. SHAFFER, A. W[ebster]. Shaffer’s Township Map of North Carolina A. W. Shaffer, C.E. Raleigh, N.C. 1886. Projection, Polyconic. Scale: 10 miles to 1 inch. Second Edition. Carefully Revised and Corrected, Thos. C. Harris, Del. Entered according to act of Congress in the year 1885, by A. W. Shaffer in the office of the Librarian of Congress at Washington. All rights reserved. Julius Bien & Co. Photo Lith [text at top left, title and 23 lines of text] The Cherokee Indians [profile within border at lower left, neat line to neat line: 18.2 x 27.4 cm] North Carolina Elevation. Raleigh, 1886. Lithograph map on two separate sheets of bank note paper, each sheet measures 77 x 66 cm; neat line to neat line, overall for the two sheets: 69.6 x 130 cm, original outline color (North Carolina counties in bright rose, state borders and counties in adjoining states in slate blue). Folded into pocket covers (20 x 12.4 cm), original dark brown cloth, blind embossed on both covers, lettering in gilt on upper cover. “Second edition, Carefully Revised and Corrected” (the first edition appeared the same year). Apparently, this is the first township map of North Carolina. The concept of townships in North Carolina was a short-lived phenomenon imposed by carpetbaggers during Reconstruction in 1868, but undone by the constitutional convention of 1875. This large, complicated, and extremely detailed depiction of North Carolina includes roads, railroads, rivers, streams, mountains, large towns, cities, villages, and very small settlements, many of which have since vanished and others of which have grown tremendously. ($4,000-6,000) More>>

127. [MAP]. TANNER, H[enry] S[chenck]. [Title within large pictorial cartouche at lower right, signed in image J. W. Steel Sc.] United States of America: By H. S. Tanner, 1832.... Philadelphia, 1832. Copper-engraved case map with original outline color and some roads (including “The National Road” indicated in blue), decorative border shaded pink, dissected into sixty sections, laid down on contemporary linen with original green silk selvage, marbled paper mounted on verso of two sections. Neat line to neat line: 116 x 154 cm, folding to approximately 21.5 x 16.7 cm. Third edition. Tanner published the first edition of this map in 1829 (American Imprints (1829) 40603; Phillips, America, p. 885; Rumsey 975; Streeter Sale 3835), with further editions (see Howes T28). American Imprints (1830) (1832), Phillips, America, p. 887. Ristow, American Maps & Mapmakers, pp. 191-198. Schwartz & Ehrenberg, The Mapping of America, p. 253: “Twice as detailed as Melish’s map of 1816.” Wheat cites the inset Oregon and Mandan Districts in the 1829 edition of Tanner’s map. Cf. Mapping the Transmississippi West II, #390 & p. 94 (illustrated), p. 96 (in a discussion of the U.S. version of the Oregon country boundaries): “On his large map, ‘United States,’ H. S. Tanner published an insert entitled ‘Oregon and Mandan Districts,’ a name to be found on many maps subsequently, but its first appearance was this of 1829, with a sub-insert ‘Outlet of Oregon River’ (the mouth of the Columbia). Working with copperplate engraving, Tanner here has produced a map almost mind-boggling in the amount of detail it includes, and at this remove, one is hard-pressed to imagine the amount of work and effort that must have gone into its creation. ($3,000-6,000) More>>

128. [MAP]. TEXAS. GENERAL LAND OFFICE.  Hopkins County. State of Texas Copyright 1888 [lower left above neat line] Lithographed by A. Gast Bank-Note & Litho. Co., St. Louis & N.Y. new process. [St. Louis: Gast, 1888].  Lithograph map, neat line to neat line: 75.5 x 87.2 cm. Creased where formerly folded, a few minor splits at creases (one extending into neat line), upper border browned and slightly tattered (not touching neat line or image), upper and lower portions lightly wrinkled, but overall an exceptionally fine survival of a rare map.  The copy in the General Land Office of Texas is too defective and fragile to scan. Difficult to find in any condition. First edition. Day, p. 108 (two copies, both photostats). Points of interest include Sulphur Springs, Tarrant, Nacogdoches University land holdings, Jasper County School, and scattered railroad holdings throughout the county.  ($2,500-3,500) More>>

129. [MAP].  TEXAS. GENERAL LAND OFFICE.  Knox County....Copyright 1879. W. C. Walsh Commissioner of the General Land Office of the State of Texas. [St. Louis:  August Gast, 1880].  Lithograph map, recent professional backing.  Overall sheet size: 40 x 45.2 cm (trimmed with loss of imprint at bottom and neat lines).  We have had this map only once before, in the Maddox collection now in the Texas General Land Office. First edition. Not in Day. The series of official Texas county maps lithographed by the Gast Company for the General Land Office were literally used up by land developers, railroad companies, surveyors, and others infected with the lure of the land.  Most of the county is shown taken up by land grants to the Central Texas Railroad Company and the Houston and Texas Central Railway. Individual land holdings are indicated by name, in some cases, with David G. Burnet being a substantial land owner in the southern part of the county. Knox County in Northwest Texas on the Wichita River was created in February of 1858 from lands formerly assigned to Young and Bexar Counties, but not completely organized until 1886. ($250-500) More>>

130. [MAP]. TEXAS. GENERAL LAND OFFICE.  Map of Menard County, Texas. Lithographed by August Gast & Cos.  New Process, St. Louis. Copyright 1879. W. C. Walsh, Commissioner of the Genl. Land Office of the State of Texas.  [St. Louis:  Gast, 1879].  Lithographed map (backed and reconsolidated on archival tissue), overall sheet size: 45.4 x 61 cm. Blank margins chipped with moderate losses, numerous minor losses in image area, fair copy only of a rare map. First edition. Day, p. 98. The area appears well developed west of Menardville, along the north bank of the San Saba River, where the numerous lots extending to the Crockett County line give an example of unusual long lot development in Texas. Many lots, especially in the northern and southern extremities of the county, belong to railroads. Menard County lies on the Edwards Plateau of Southwest Texas.  It is said that Coronado explored the San Saba Valley during his search for Quivira in 1541, and the lore of valuable minerals in the region has a long history.   The Spanish established Mission San Saba de la Santa Cruz for the Apaches near the town of Menard (county seat), but in 1757 a large confederation of Comanche and allied Texas tribes destroyed the mission.  The old fort is located but the mission is not. The county was created in 1848, and after Fort McKavett opened in 1853, pioneer cattlemen settled in the area.  The county was named for Michel B. Menard, entrepreneur and signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence. ($200-400) More>>

131. [MAP]. TEXAS & PACIFIC RAILWAY COMPANY. Nolan County. Lithographed by August Gast & Co. [in circle at left] Land Dept. Texas & Pacific Railway Company Marshall Texas... [top right below scale] Unsold Lands of the Texas & Pacific Railway Company are colored yellow... St. Louis: August Gast & Co. for Texas & Pacific Railway Company, n.d. [ca. 1881]. Lithograph map on laid paper, unsold lots in original yellow, overall sheet size: 57 x 45.5 cm. Creased where formerly folded, one small spot below title, minor snag at top blank margin, a bit of light dust-soiling to blank margins (more noticeable on verso), overall very good, with a few of the yellow lots marked in red ink “B” (bought?). This is among the very earliest maps of Nolan County, adapted from the first official printed map, which was also done by lithographer Gast, for the General Land Office in 1880. As was typical, railroads were often paid for their expenses in land grants, such as the one shown here. The T&P Railroad enjoyed a federal charter, which gave it certain rights and obligations to prefer federal service over more local needs. Nolan County was established in 1881, and the Texas & Pacific Railway Co. was active in Texas 1871-1881. ($400-$800) More>>

132. [MAP]. TEXAS & PACIFIC RAILWAY COMPANY. Two manuscript maps relating to Fort Worth real estate and railroads, on heavy paper mounted on contemporary linen, ink, pencil, and watercolor wash. Fort Worth, 1885. Professionally executed, very handsome. (1) “Map of Texas and Pacific Railway Lands at Fort Worth.” “Scale: 200 one inch” [lower right in very light pencil] “Copy sent E. W. Gr[—]cy 6/20/85.” Verso with several notations: Contemporary purple rubber ink stamp: “Depot Ground at Fort Worth”; old pencil notation: “Box 7 or 8”; old ink notations: “June 20 1885 F 19 B”; “A 9-11/9.” Overall measurement of sheet: 64 x 194 cm; image area: 23 x 165 cm. The map shows the central railroad facilities, including the yard, roundhouse, express office, passenger depot, and miscellaneous structures (such as an oil tank); a stock pond and stockyard are shown east of the roundhouse. To the west of the roundhouse are fifteen platted town lots, and to the north are the holdings of various land owners, street names, and a section of track going north from the yards with another depot and passenger platform attached. (2) “Fort Worth.” Verso with ink notations: “Fort Worth”; “F-19-C”; “A-9-11/9.” Overall measurement of sheet: 53 x 174 cm; image area: 23 x 156 cm. This map shows basically the same area as preceding, in a greater state of development but with less detail concerning the railroad facilities. Today the area depicted on these maps is totally different and the developments shown on them recall a now-lost Fort Worth. ($750-1,500) More>>

133. [MAP]. TROJAN MINING COMPANY. “Bald Mountain Mining District in the Black Hills of South Dakota 1911 [below neat line at left] Trojan Mining Company, Deadwood South Dakota. April 10, 1911”. [Deadwood, 1911]. Original manuscript map in black ink on thin, coated cartographical cloth (affixed to modern foamcore). Neat line to neat line. 116 x 70.5 cm. With a few later manuscript additions in red ink. Slight wrinkling, a few chips to blank margins, some staining to upper left (slightly affecting image), one small repair at center (no loss), otherwise fine. The map shows all named mines in the area along with physical and man-made features. The area shown is a rich mineral district in present-day Lawrence County, South Dakota, where claims were first staked in 1876, and from which millions of ounces of gold and silver were extracted. ($1,000-1,500) More>>

134. [MAP]. UNITED STATES. ARMY. CORPS OF ENGINEERS. MORRISON, C[harles] C[lifford]. 1875 District of New Mexico. Lt. C. C. Morrison 6th Cav. U.S.A. Acting Engr. Officer. [above lower neat line at right] Drawn by Anton Karl [below lower neat line at right] Copied by G. A. Lichtenberg Sergt Engrs. Headquarters Dept. of the Mo Office of the Chief Engineer Fort Leavenworth Kas Aug. 1875. Official Copy William J. Volkmar 1st. Lieut. 5th Cav. in Charge of Office in Absence of the Chief Engr. N.p., n.d. [Washington, D.C.? 1875?]. Lithograph map on very thin tracing paper mounted on old cartographical linen, neat line to neat line: 56.2 x 51.7 cm; image area: 61.5 x 52.5 cm; overall sheet size: 68.2 x 57 cm (sheet irregularly trimmed). First edition of an early separately issued map of New Mexico. Not in Phillips or standard sources. This highly detailed map is apparently based on an original manuscript map found in the National Archives (No. 580; filed as RG 77: W 197-1), except here the map is slightly reduced and based on a scale of one inch = 20 miles. Although the purpose of this map is not entirely clear, its emphasis on matters of interest to the Army and its provenance would seem to indicate that it was meant for military use in the field.  ($3,000-5,000). More>>

135. [MAP]. UNITED STATES. ARMY. CORPS OF ENGINEERS. WHEELER, George M[ontague]. Map Showing Detailed Topography of the Country Traversed by the Reconnaissance Expedition through Southern & Southeastern Nevada in Charge of Lieut. Geo. M. Wheeler U.S. Engineers. Assisted by Lieut. D. W. Lockwood Corps of Engineers U.S.A. 1869. [scale] P. W. Hamel Chief Topographer and Draughtsman; [above neat line at top] Reconnaissance Maps. Department of California; [upper left below neat line] Military Map No. 1; [upper right] Remarks. This map presents not only the Topography of the area traversed by the Expedition in the fall of 1869 but also that from the notes and maps of the following authorities...; [below Remarks] Officially compiled and published at the Engineer Office, Head Quarters Department of California in 1869 and 70. By order of Brigadier General E. O. C. Ord. Commdg. Geo. M. Wheeler, Head Quarters Dept of Cal. Oct 26th 1870; [middle right] Note; [lower right below neat line] Photolith. by the N.Y. Lithg. Engrg. & Prtg. Co. 16 & 18 Park Place. New York, [1870?]. Lithograph map with original outline color, mounted on cartographical cloth (ca. 1916), neat line to neat line: 91.5 x 50.5 cm; map including text above neat line and imprint below: 93.5 x 50.5 cm. First edition of “Wheeler’s first major cartographical production” (Wheat). Rumsey 2739: “1st Wheeler map, done before 100th Mer. Survey.” Streeter Sale 2353: “Since Wheeler’s exploration was in part over country never before mapped, this as far as I know, is the foundation map for southern Nevada.-TWS.”  ($1,500-3,000)  More>>

136. [MAP]. UNITED STATES. ARMY. CORPS OF ENGINEERS. WILLCOX, Orlando Bolivar, Frederick A. Smith & Paul Riecker. [Above top neat line]: By Authority of Brevet Major General O. B. Willcox, Commanding Department of Arizona | Parts of North Western Arizona, Atlas Sheet No. 1. [in image at lower right] Paul Riecker, Top. Assist. Dept. Arizona. [below lower neat line at center] Scale: 1 inch to 6 Miles... Authorities Lieut. Ives, Lieut. Wheeler, Lieut. Bergland, Corps of Engineer’s, [sic] and Explorations of Colorado River under Lt. T. A. Touey 6th. Cav. by Paul Riecker, Top. Asst. [below neat line at right] Lieut. Fred. A. Smith, Reg’t. Adjt., 12th Infantry., A. Eng. Officer, Dep’t. Arizona. N.p., n.d. Lithograph map on thin, somewhat translucent paper (no watermark), uncolored, neat line to neat line: 46 x 51 cm; map including text above and below neat line: 49.6 x 52 cm; overall sheet size: 55.4 60.7 cm. Later undated printing of a map, the original of which we have been unable to identify, perhaps early twentieth century. Copy located at the Library of Congress. The map, which shows the area around Grand Canyon, is not in Spamer et al (comps.), Bibliography of the Grand Canyon and the Lower Colorado River 1540-1980, but on p. 79 is the following entry: “U.S. Army Engineer Department, no date [Topographic atlas sheet prepared for an unrealized atlas of the western United States. U.S. Geogr. Survey West of the 100th Meridian]....” This map delineates the far northwest corner of Arizona. In considerable detail and on large scale it shows prominent geological features, waterways, roads, mines, trails, Native American settlements, etc. ($250-500) More>>

137. [MAP]. UNITED STATES. ARMY. CORPS OF TOPOGRAPHICAL ENGINEERS. EMORY, W[illiam] H[emsley]. Map of Texas and the Countries Adjacent: Compiled in the Bureau of the Corps of Topographical Engineers; From the Best Authorities. For the State Department, under the Direction of Colonel J[ohn] J[ames] Abert, Chief of the Corps; By W[illiam] H[emsley] Emory, 1st. Lieut. T. E. War Department 1844. W[illiam] J[ames] Stone Sc. Washn. [Scale below imprint]; [inset table at left at middle] The Present Boundaries of Texas are Defined by an Act of the Texian Congress, approved Dec: 19th: 1836...Statistics...Population...; [below preceding] References; [below preceding] Authorities [Humboldt, Pike, Arrowsmith, Stephen F. Austin, et al]; [below preceding] Note [relative position of the Presidio of Rio Grande and San Antonio de Bexar]; [upper right] Area [table giving limits of Texas as defined by Republic of Texas Congress and U.S. Senate resolution]. [Washington, 1844]. Lithographic map on two joined sheets, printed on thin paper, mounted on contemporary cartographic linen, original sharp red outline color of Texas borders, neat line to neat line: 53.3 x 83 cm. First edition of a key map in the historical cartography of Texas and the Southwest—the first map published by the United States government to officially recognize the boundaries of the Republic of Texas, thus recognizing Texas as a separate political entity. Emory’s map was part of the annexation treaty between the U.S. and Texas in 1844. The map is primarily a political-legal document of great historical significance. The present map is the large format version, of which at least two issues are known, with no priority established. Martin & Martin, Maps of Texas and the Southwest, 1513-1900 #33 & p. 37: “As the Republic period drew to a close, the United States Army saw the likelihood of a future war in the Texas region, and planning for that contingency, produced a landmark map. Compiled by William H. Emory of the Corps of Topographical Engineers, for whom this was merely the beginning of a long association with Texas and the Southwest, the map represented the best available topographical description of the region at the time of its publication in 1844.” ($6,000-12,000) More>>

138. [MAP]. UNITED STATES. ARMY. CORPS OF TOPOGRAPHICAL ENGINEERS. HARDCASTLE, [Edmund La Fayette], [George Brinton] McClellan, & [William] Turnbull. Battles of Mexico. Survey of the Line of Operations of the U.S. Army, under command of Major General Winfield Scott. On the 8th. 12th. & 13th. Septr. 1847 Made under the Direction of Major W. Turnbull Topl. Engineers by Captain McClellan & Lieut. Hardcastle, Topol. Engineers Drawn by Capt. McClellan. Wm. Turnbull Major Topo. Engrs. [lithograph signature]; [center below lower neat line] Lit. de [Hipólito] Salazar; [inset map at lower left, untitled map of Molina del Rey battlefield, neat line to neat line: 14 x 23.3 cm, with key titled] Worth’s Command on 8th Sept; [text with statistics at top] Killed, Wounded & Missing 13th.... Sept. 13th. 1847... [upper right, untitled key to main map]. [Mexico City, 1847]. Lithograph map on thick paper (mounted on linen in 1929). Neat line to neat line: 51.3 x 65.5 cm. First edition. This large-scale separately issued map is not listed in Garrett & Goodwin, The Mexican-American War, or other Mexican-American War bibliographies. Not in Phillips (America), Carrera Stampa (Planos de la Ciudad de México), or standard cartographical sources. This is probably the earliest printed cartographic depiction of the battle for Mexico City, printed on the press of Hipólito Salazar, whose skills and press in all likelihood had been “co-opted” by the U.S. Army. ($1,500-3,000) More>>

139. [MAP]. UNITED STATES. ARMY. CORPS OF TOPOGRAPHICAL ENGINEERS. HARDCASTLE, [Edmund La Fayette], [George Brinton] McClellan & [William] Turnbull. Battles of Mexico. Survey of the Line of Operations of the U.S. Army, under command of Major General Winfield Scott, on the 19th. & 20th. August & on the 8th. 12th. & 13th. September, 1847. Made by Maj. Turnbull, Capt McClellan & Lieut. Hardcastle, Topl. Engs. Drawn by Capt. McClellan [lower left] Bureau Corps T. Engineers, 3d. March 1848. Examined & Approved. J. J. Abert [lithograph signature] Col. Corps T. E. Lithographed & published by C. B. Graham, Washington, D.C. [lower center above neat line] Entered according to Act of Congress, in the Year 1848, by Curtis B. Graham, in the Clerks Office of the District of Columbia; [text with statistics at top left and right] Contreras... Churubusco... Molina del Rey... Chapultepec...; [inset map at lower right, neat line to neat line: 20.5 x 27.6 cm] Part of the Valley of Mexico. [Washington, 1848]. Lithograph map on thick paper, troops and lines of attack and defense shown in outline color (blue for Mexican, red for United States). Neat line to neat line: 60.5 x 86 cm. Rare separately issued map, printed on thick paper, lithographed by C. B. Graham, and with variations from other incarnations. ($750-1,500) More>>

140. [MAP]. UNITED STATES. ARMY. CORPS OF TOPOGRAPHICAL ENGINEERS. HARDCASTLE, [E]dmund L[a] F[ayette] & M[artin] L[uther] Smith. Map of the Valley of Mexico with a Plan of the Defences of the Capital and the Line of Operations of the United States Army under Major General Scott. In August and September 1847 Surveyed and Drawn by Lieut. M. L. Smith and Brevt. Capt. E. L. Hardcastle U.S. Topl. Engrs. NB. Route of the U.S. Army in Red, Mexican Works Blue. [scale] J. & D. Major’s Lith. 49 Wall St. N.Y. [Washington, 1850]. Lithograph map, routes and defenses in red and blue, neat line to neat line: 66 x 49.5 cm. First edition. Garrett & Goodwin, The Mexican-American War, pp. 296, 430-31. Haferkorn, p. 31. Tutorow 1632. Like many of maps prepared by members of the U.S. Army Topographical Engineers in the Mexican-American War, this map appeared in many formats and permutations. The map offered here was published in the following government document: Report of the Secretary of War, Communicating a Map of the Valley of Mexico, from Surveys by Lieutenants Smith and Hardcastle (Washington: 31st Congress, 1st Session, Senate Executive Report 11, dated January 19, 1849, published 1850). It also appeared in Senate Document 19 (Washington, 1850), but lithographed by Duval rather than J. & D. Major; substantially reduced format (approximately 49.5 x 32.5 cm), with far less detail, uncolored, and showing an area farther to the south and east of the present map. The large format version is a far superior production in every way. ($400-800) More>>

141. [MAP]. UNITED STATES. ARMY. CORPS OF TOPOGRAPHICAL ENGINEERS. McCLELLAN, [George Brinton] & [William] Turnbull.  Battle of Cerro Gordo April 17th & 18th 1847. From Surveys Made by Major Turnbull & Capt. McClellan, Topl. Engs. Drawn by Capt. McClellan. [below neat line] United States Troops Commanded by Genl. Scott... Mexican Troops Commanded by Genl. Santa-Anna... [text at left] Worth’s Division... Twigg’s Division... Patterson’s Division... Officers... Rank & File. N.p., n.d. Lithograph map, original hand coloring (Mexican positions in light blue; U.S. positions in orange), neat line to neat line: 31.1 x 46.8 cm; map & legend below: 32.4 x 46.8 cm; overall sheet size: 46.2 x 68.5 cm.  Garrett & Goodwin, The Mexican-American War, p. 429. Phillips (America), p. 217. Similar to the map of the same title which appeared in United States 30th Congress, 1st Session. Senate Executive Document 1. Message from the President of the United States to the two houses of Congress, at the commencement of the first session...December 7, 1847. Washington: Printed by Wendell and Van Benthuysen, 1848 (Garrett & Goodwin, The Mexican-American War, p. 321), but with some variances. Here the title commences 2.5 cm below neat line, the lettering is different, the paper is slightly heavier than in the government report, and the impression is much finer.  The map delineates one of Scott’s most significant victories on his march to Mexico City, and the battle is sometimes referred to as “the Thermopylae of the West.” ($400-800) More>>

142. [MAP]. UNITED STATES. ARMY. CORPS OF TOPOGRAPHICAL ENGINEERS. PARKE, Jno.[John] G[rubb] & Richard H[ovendon] Kern. 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. Santa Fé, N.M. 1851. Constructed under General Orders from Col. J. J. Abert, Chief Corps of Topogl. Engrs. [below title, 17 lines of lists of authorities and legend]; [lower right in image] Lith. of J & D Major 177 Broadway N.Y. New York, 1851. Lithograph map on wove paper, neat line to neat line: 61.7 x 84.7 cm. First edition of one of the very first separately issued maps of New Mexico Territory and among the early official maps of the Territory issued by the United States after taking possession. Phillips, America, p. 494. Streeter Sale 431: “This map was a favorite of Carl Wheat...and also a favorite of Henry Wagner, from whom my copy came in 1938.” Wheat, Mapping the American West, pp. 131-132. Wheat, Mapping the Transmississippi West #730, Vol. III, pp. 19-22 (illustrated opposite p. 11). This historic map encompasses what is now Arizona and most of New Mexico, with parts of Texas, California, Utah, Nevada, Oklahoma, Sonora, and Chihuahua. The far western section of Texas is shown, on a line west of the modern-day Panhandle town Perryton south to present Girvin (shown as Horsehead Crossing on the Pecos River); the latitude is north of present-day Alpine. This area includes modern-day El Paso. Among features shown in Texas are the Canadian River and the route to Fort Smith. The map is a rich source of ethnology, locating various Native American tribes and pueblos; it also shows wagon roads, mule trails, rivers, routes of exploration, settlements, forts (many only recently established), and notes on the characteristics of the land. ($6,000-$12,000) More>>

143. [MAP]. UNITED STATES. ARMY. CORPS OF TOPOGRAPHICAL ENGINEERS. STANSBURY, Howard, J[ohn] W[illiams] Gunnison, Charles Preuss & Albert Carrington. Map of the Great Salt Lake and Adjacent Country in the Territory Of Utah. Surveyed in 1849 and 1850, under the Orders of Col. J. J. Abert, Chief of the Topographical Bureau, by Capt. Howard Stansbury of the Corps of Topographical Engineers, aided by Lieut. J. W. Gunnison Corps Topographical Engineers and Albert Carrington. Drawn by Lieut. Gunnison and Charles Preuss. Ackerman Lith 379 Broadway N.Y. [New York, 1852]. Uncolored lithograph map mounted at an early date on cartographical linen, neat line to neat line: 109 x 76.7 cm, with embryonic grid pattern map of “Great Salt Lake City.” First edition. Cohen, Mapping the West, pp. 164-166: “Before Stansbury no one had successfully encircled the entire lake.... This region was so unwelcoming that it had discouraged even the hardy mountain men. Stansbury’s determination paid off, as his investigation led him to the conclusion that the entire Salt Lake Basin had once been a sea, complete with colossal islands.” Rumsey 950: “One of the earliest, and most important government maps of the Great Salt Lake area.” ($200-400) More>>

144. [MAP]. UNITED STATES. ARMY. CORPS OF TOPOGRAPHICAL ENGINEERS. Territory and Military Department of Utah, Compiled in the Bureau of Topographl. Engrs. of the War Departt. Chiefly for Military Purposes. Under the Authority of Hon. J.B. Floyd, Sec. of War. 1860. [ancillary unrelated map at left margin] March Routes of Army of the Tennessee from Savannah, Ga. to Columbia, S.C., 1865 [above neat line at top] Atlas to Accompany the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies 1861-1865 | Plate CXX. [beneath lower neat line at right] Julius Bien & Co. Lith. N.Y. [Washington: Government Printing Office, 1891-1895]. Chromolithograph map, neat line to neat line: 41.5 x 69 cm. Rumsey 1780. This map is not in the least bit rare, but it certainly is an important map historically because of the larger map of the Military Department of Utah, which is a later edition of an exceedingly rare map, first compiled ca. 1860-1861, and near impossible to acquire in original edition. See: Graff 4304. Moffat, Printed maps of Utah to 1900 #60. Phillips (America), p. 948. Wheat, Mapping the Transmississippi West #1017 & pp. 190-191: “This map covers not only Utah, but parts of New Mexico, Colorado (first map to carry that name), Nebraska, Washington territory (now the southern portion of Idaho), Oregon, Nevada and California. It is a beautiful map and was more than up-to-date when produced for Nevada and Colorado territories...created in 1861.... This is a remarkable map. Not only are the routes of...authorities [Escalante, Frémont, Stansbury, Gunnison, Beckwith, Williamson, Parke, Lander, Simpson, Macomb, Judah, Berthoud, et al] depicted, but the human developments, such as railroads-where present-and towns are given representation. The army was keeping its supremacy in things topographical.” ($100-200) More>>

145. [MAP]. UNITED STATES. ARMY. CORPS OF TOPOGRAPHICAL ENGINEERS. TURNBULL, W[illiam], et al. Siege of Vera Cruz, by the U.S. Troops under Major General Scott, in March 1847, from Surveys made by Major [William] Turnbull, Captains [John T.] Hughes, [George Brinton] McClellan & [Joseph Eggleston] Johnston Lieutenants [George Horatio] Derby & [Edmund La Fayette] Hardcastle, Topl. Engineers. [text at lower left] Patterson’s Division... [text at lower right] Dragoons under Col. Harney... Worth’s Division... Twigg’s Division.... N.p., n.d. Lithograph map, hand colored (Mexican troops in blue, U.S. in orange), neat line to neat line: 41 x 64.6 cm. This map documents a momentous military event in U.S. history, both in terms of outcome and tactics. “The landing near Veracruz was the American military’s first great amphibious invasion” (Sandweiss, et al., Eyewitness to War..., Fort Worth & Washington: Amon Carter Museum & Smithsonian Institution Press, 1989, p. 262). Phillips (America), p. 971. Not in Garrett & Goodwin, The Mexican-American War.  ($600-1,200) More>>

146. [MAP]. UNITED STATES. GENERAL LAND OFFICE. GILMAN, E. [Untitled map of the United States showing boundaries after the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo]; [lower left below neat line] E. Gilman, Draftsman [lower right below neat line] P. S. Duval’s Steam Lith. Philada [text panel at left] Table Showing the Estimated Surface of the Territories of the United States.... [text panel at right] Table Exhibiting the Areas of the Several States and Territories of the United States, in Square Miles and Acres. [Philadelphia, ca. 1848]. Lithographed map with original shading and outline color (blue, grey, green, rose, yellow, pink); map measures from neat line to neat line: 35 x 55.3 cm; map plus panels: 35 x 84.7 cm. Early official U.S. map showing the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo Acquisition. The map shows the entire United States, including the newly acquired areas in the Southwest, Oregon Territory, and the proposed territories of Minnesota and Nebraska. E. Gilman, a draftsman in the General Land Office, also created a map entitled Mississippi from the Surveys in the General Land Office [1837]. Peters, America on Stone, pp. 163-168): “All in all, we can safely say that P. S. Duval and his group occupy one of the most important places in American lithography.” ($500-1,000) More>>

147. [MAP]. UNITED STATES. WAR DEPARTMENT. OFFICE OF EXPLORATIONS & SURVEYS. FLOYD, J[ohn] B. Map Exhibiting the Lines of March Passed over by the Troops of the United States during the Year Ending June 30th. 1858 Prepared by Order of the Hon. J. B. Floyd Sec. War. War Dept. Office Expl. & Survey Nov. 1858 [scale] Lith. by Siebert & Kogge. Washington. D.C. [above neat line at top right] Sen. Ex. Doc. No. 1. Ho. Ex. Doc. No. 2. 2nd. Sess. 35th. Cong. Washington, 1858. Lithograph map mounted on old linen, neat line to neat line, including text above neat line at top: 44.6 x 47.8 cm. First edition. Appeared in U.S. War Department Annual Report of the Secretary of War, 35th Congress, 2nd Session, Senate Document 1, Washington: Harris, 1858. This map of North America from Saskatchewan River to Panama shows routes of U.S. Army exploration and survey parties in 1858 and is interesting for the compiled view of Texas and Western forts. ($75-150) More>>

148. [MAP]. UNITED STATES GEOLOGICAL SURVEY & TEXAS GEOLOGICAL AGENCIES. Collection of 61 maps of Texas published mostly by the USGS, with a few published by various Texas entities. Washington & Austin, 1899-1919. Color photolithographs. Unless otherwise indicated, all measurements are sheet size. This apparently was a working collection for use in the field, with the majority of the maps sectioned and mounted on linen for ease of handling of the fragile maps on site. There are also occasional manuscript notes and color shading. The notes relate primarily to geology, types of rocks, railroads, and various incidental notes regarding surveying and adding additional features not on the printed maps. These maps, many of which reflect updated surveys that were originally taken several years before their republication here, document the increasingly detailed knowledge that the Surveys were creating about the state of Texas, and indeed the rest of the country. The maps in this collection focus primarily on the Trans-Pecos West, Southwest Texas, the El Paso region, and the Central Texas Hill Country, the last of which, as Robert T. Hill’s large map makes evident, is an area of much geological interest. Although these maps may seem late, in reality those that document such areas as the Big Bend and parts of West Texas are actually early mapping efforts in those remote and challenging areas. After the great work of De Cordova (q.v.), the U.S.G.S. maps fill in the missing gaps of Texas geography and geology. ($1,500-3,000) More>>

149. [MAP]. VANDERMAELEN, Ph[ilippe Marie Guillaume]. Amér. Sep. Partie des États-Unis No. 55. [Bruxelles, 1827]. Lithograph map with original watercolor wash at borders, neat line to neat line: 46.5 x 51.2 cm, no scale, but approximately 1 inch = 28 miles. Very mild scattered foxing, otherwise fine. Among the most beautiful and unusual cartographic treatments of Texas. First edition of the first separately printed map of North Texas. The atlas in which these maps appeared was the first printed atlas of the world on a uniform scale and the first major lithographed atlas. The atlas contained five maps relating to Texas, and the present offering is the one showing North Texas. Martin & Martin, p. 32. Rumsey 2212 Streeter 1095 (listing the five Texas maps). ($400-800) More>>

150. [MAP]. VIELÉ, Egbert L[udovicus]. The Transval of the City of New York. New York: Johnson & Co. Printers, 2 Liberty Street, 1880. [2 blank], [3]-29 [1 blank] pp., folded lithograph map (The Transval of New York, on fine, thin paper, original full color (blue, green, and beige), neat line to neat line: 34 x 135 cm. 12mo, original teal blind-embossed cloth covers (16.3 x 11.5 cm) lettered in gilt on upper cover and blind-embossed on lower cover: The Transval of New York [seal of New York City] Vielé 1880. First edition. Not in Stokes, The Iconography of Manhattan Island, 1498-1909.This large-scale map shows the northernmost end of Manhattan Island above 130th Street, along with the proposed ship canal meant to join the Harlem and Hudson Rivers. A manuscript sketch shows a new bridge to be built across the Harlem River at 181st Street, the present-day Washington Bridge. In the text Vielé explains his rationale for naming this portion the “Transval,” reviews crucial Revolutionary War battles that occurred in the area, and puts forth proposals to develop the area in keeping with its unusual topography. This an important and beautiful map that encompasses present-day Harlem and Washington Heights, revealing the vision of one of New York City’s most prominent engineers. ($600-$1,200) More>>

151. [MAP]. VINCENT, H. S. “The Bear Gulch District of the Black Hill 1908” [lower right above neat line] “H. S. Vincent, Deadwood S.D.” Deadwood, 1908. Original manuscript in black ink on thin, coated cartographical cloth. Neat line to neat line: 71.5 x 54.3 cm. Very fine. The area depicted is in far southwestern South Dakota and spills over the border into Wyoming. It was a region well known for gold and tin mines, which are depicted on the map, along with the names of the owners who controlled them. Also shown are roads, streams, and various establishments, such as mills and towns, including Tinton, South Dakota (now a ghost town), and Welcome, Wyoming. ($750-1,000) More>>

152. [MAP]. VINCENT, H. S. “Map of the Consolidated Nigger Hill Tin Mines Rawlins and Hurricane Mining Districts Black Hills Lawrence & Crook Counties South Dakota and Wyoming [lower right] H. S. Vincent U.S. Deputy Mineral Suvr. Deadwood, So. Dak. Nov. 10, 1902”. Original manuscript map in black ink and blue wash on thin, coated cartographical cloth (affixed to modern modern foamcore). Neat line to neat line: 90 x 53.2 cm. Slight wrinkling at lower edge and light staining at top and left side (bare affecting image), a few chips to blank margins (one small corner detached from upper right (affecting neat line), generally very good. The area, on the South Dakota-Wyoming state line, was the largest tin deposit at the time. Numerous early nineteenth-century articles were stamped as being made of “Nigger Hill Tin.” The origin of the name is explained in Hyman Palais’ article “Black Hills Miners’ Folklore” in California Folklore Quarterly, Vol. 4, No. 3. (July, 1945), pp. 256: “A group of Negroes from Montana came to the Hills in the early days of the gold rush and asked some miners where they should go to work. The miners jokingly advised them to try the top of a near-by hill, the least likely spot they could think of. Much to the surprise of everyone, luck crowned their efforts, and these Negroes found more gold in this out-of-the-way place on Nigger Hill than many of the gulch miners had discovered below.” ($1,200-1,800) More>>

153. [MAP]. [WALKER COUNTY, TEXAS]. Untitled manuscript map of Walker County, Texas. N.p., n.d. [1870s or 1880s]. Ink on very thin, translucent, sized cartographical tracing cloth. Overall sheet size: 49 x 47 cm. Except for light foxing, very fine. Contemporary blue pencil alternations to map. The map shows land holders, waterways, and railroads; the only town shown is Huntsville. The Houston and Great Northern, which went out of existence in 1873, is shown running through the county, but this map be due to the map being anachronistic. Walker County lies in Southeast Texas on the Trinity River. Bidai Indians occupied what is now Huntsville (the county seat) when the first Anglo-American settlers moved in during the middle 1830s. The county was created and organized in 1846 and named for Robert J. Walker. In 1863 the honoree of the name was changed to Samuel H. Walker because Robert J. Walker was a Unionist. Because of Reconstruction woes, the county was put under martial law in 1871. The Sam Houston National Forest covers approximately a third of the county. ($1,000-1,500) More>>

154. [MAP]. WEBSTER, J[ames]. Map of the United States.... [lower right: large portrait of George Washington within oval decorative border]. [New York, 1836]. Engraved map (backed with tissue), original outline color, neat line to neat line: 40.5 x 49.8 cm. With foldout letterpress broadside: Travellers Guide and Statistical View of the United States. Pocket map folded into paper-covered boards. Fragile covers moderately rubbed with light chipping, broadside with folds strengthened and minor losses along folds. Map lightly stained at right side, split along folds, with some minor losses. Overall very good. American Imprints 42373. Eberstadt 138:724 (1834 edition). Rumsey 3450. Sabin 102324. The makers of such pocket maps extensively borrowed, stole, traded, and legitimately purchased from one another the information found in such guides. Webster’s guide is no exception, and Mitchell and Phelps are among the conjectured sources for the present work. Of special interest is the exuberantly engraved portrait of George Washington by William Chapin done with a variety of engraving techniques (including stipple and line engraving). “Chapin’s large map of the United States is said to be the first map engraved upon steel in this country” (Fielding). Most of present-day Texas is shown, although still designated as part of Mexico. ($750-1,500) More>>

155. [MAP]. WHITNEY, W. H. Map of Pueblo County, Colorado [regional circular map within compass entitled] The Pittsburg [sic] of the West... The Denver Lith. Co., Denver, Colo. Denver, 1888. Chromolithograph map on thin paper (blocks shaded in green tan, blue, orange; waterways in blue), neat line to line: 81 x 61 cm. Creased where formerly folded with tiny losses, otherwise very fine. Apparently there were various issues of the map printed for whichever promoter needed one; for instance, the Denver Public Library has the same map published for E. H. Martin & Co. and with property controlled by Hard, Downey & McClees marked in black line. This handsome map shows the city shortly after three towns (Pueblo, South Pueblo, and Central Pueblo) were consolidated to form it (Bessemer joined later, in 1894). Streets, waterways, subdivisions, and various public and private features comprise the map; among them are numerous smelters and refineries, the cattle yards, race tracks, and railroads running through the town. Considerable attention is paid to additions, and to advertising Pueblo’s prospects as “a great city.” ($750-1,000) More>>

156. [MAP]. YOUNG, J[ames] H[amilton]. Map of the State of Texas from the Latest Authorities, by J. H. Young. Published by Charles Desilver Philadelphia. Scale 1 – 3,400,000 1858 Eng. by J. L. Hazzard [below neat line] Entered According to Act of Congress in the Year 1856 by Charles Desilver in the Clerk’s office of the District Court of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania | Charles Desilver Publisher 714 Chesbut St. Philadelphia. | Published Expressly for the Texas Almanac [inset map at upper left] Northern Texas on the Same Scale as the Larger Map [inset at lower left] Map of Galveston Bay from the Coast Survey [above title] Railroads, etc., in Texas.... [Philadelphia, 1858]. Lithograph map with original hand coloring, ornate border, border to border: 32.5 x 39.5 cm. The roots of this Texas almanac map may be traced back to J. H. Young’s wonderful series of maps of the Republic of Texas which came out under title of A New Map of Texas with the Contiguous American and Mexican States beginning in 1835 (Streeter 1178 lists eight editions published in the pre-Republic and Republic era). Day, p. 65. The present map was published to be purchased either separately or with the annual Texas Almanac for 1858. ($2,500-5,000) More>>

157. [MAP]. YOUNG, J[ames] H[amilton]. The Tourist's Pocket Map of Pennsylvania. Exhibiting its Internal Improvements Roads Distances &c.... Philadelphia: S. Augustus Mitchell, 1833. Copper-engraved map, original full color, insets of Lehigh and Schuylkill Coal Regions, Vicinity of Philadelphia, and profile of Pennsylvania Canal, neat line to neat line: 33 x 38 cm. Pocket map folded into original roan covers. Spine of folder neatly mended, a few folds reinforced on verso with tissue, otherwise fine. This map was originally published by Mitchell in 1831 (Rumsey 3367), with updates following. This map and the next, which augments the present map, reflect Mitchell and Young's ongoing commitment to routinely update their maps to make them as current and useful as possible. ($400-800) More>>

158. [MAP]. YOUNG, J[ames] H[amilton]. The Tourist's Pocket Map of Pennsylvania. Exhibiting its Internal Improvements Roads Distances &c.... Philadelphia: S. Augustus Mitchell, 1836. Copper-engraved map, original full color, insets of Lehigh and Schuylkill Coal Regions, Vicinity of Philadelphia, and profile of Pennsylvania Canal, neat line to neat line: 32.5 x 39.5 cm. Pocket map folded into original roan covers. Some archival repairs to splits along folds, map with a few light spots, covers rubbed and scuffed, generally very good. Another edition of preceding map. In this version, as might be expected, the western counties are filled in with town names and settlements probably reflecting the increasing geographical knowledge of the area and the fact that settlers were still flowing west from the East Coast. The northern counties along the New York border have also been amplified by detailed additions concerning waterways and other geographical features, since these areas were still attracting settlers. Ironically, in Bradford County, the settlement of Asylum has been added, although this aborted French colony had been abandoned for many years. ($400-800) More>>

159. [MAP]. YOUNG, J[ames] H[amilton]. The Tourist's Pocket Map of the State of Illinois.... Philadelphia: S. Augustus Mitchell, 1845. Engraved map, original hand coloring, piano key border, border to border: 38 x 32 cm. Pocket map, folded into original roan covers. Insets of lead mine region and steamboat routes. A few small stains, some splitting at folds (a few minor losses), overall very good. Later edition of a map first published in 1834, here with the usual updates and additions. One significant such update as that the small town of Venus that appeared on previous editions has here been changed to Nauvoo, reflecting the fact that Mormon Joseph Smith had purchased most of the land in the area and changed the town name. ($600-1,200) More>>

160. [MAP]. YOUNG, J[ames] H[amilton]. The Tourist's Pocket Map of the State of Virginia, Exhibiting its Internal Improvements Road Distances &c. Philadelphia: S. Augustus Mitchell, 1835. Engraved map, original full color, inset map of District of Columbia, neat line to neat line: 32.5 x 38.5 cm. Pocket map folded into original roan covers. Covers rubbed and scuffed, moderate offsetting and browning to map, a few splits at folds, no losses, generally very good. Updated from Mitchell's map copyrighted in 1834. Scarce antebellum pocket map. Seldom seen. ($500-1,000) More>>

161. MAVERICK, Mary Ann Adams. Memoirs of Mary A. Maverick [cover title]. Hectograph manuscript. N.p., n.d. [1896]. 122 [1, blank] leaves (mostly numbered) printed on recto only. 4to, stab-sewn across top edge. Occasional contemporary additions and corrections in ink. This copy of the memoir came from a Maverick family member. One of the legendary six copies prepared and printed in 1896 for members of the Maverick family. Rena Maverick Green records that her grandmother and her father, George M. Maverick, edited Mary Maverick’s diaries and memoirs and “printed” six copies, which were distributed to the senior Mavericks. Although Jenkins in Basic Texas Books (p. 378) reports that “to the best of my knowledge none of these six copies have survived,” we have located, in addition to the copy being offered here, one more (along with an old typed transcript thereof) in the Center for American History at the University of Texas at Austin. The Center’s copy belonged to Mary’s son, Albert, and has written on the front page: “Manuscript of Mrs. Mary A. Maverick Given by Her to Her son Albert Maverick.” The Center’s copy is disbound and in lesser condition, but it has the same manuscript corrections as the present copy as well as the same variations of hectograph quality on the same pages. ($7,500-15,000) More>>

162. MAVERICK, Mary Ann [Adams]. Memoirs of Mary A. Maverick Arranged by Mary A. Maverick and Her Son Geo. Madison Maverick. Edited by Rena Maverick Green (Illustrated). San Antonio: Alamo Printing Co., 1921. 136 pp., title with portrait, 16 photographic plates (including frontispiece portrait of Mary and her children), errata slip pasted to verso of frontispiece. 8vo (23 x 15 cm), original cream pictorial wrappers with illustration of the rose window at the Alamo. First edition, first issue, line 5 on p. 64 ending “of the blacksmith shop” and line 24 of page 69 beginning “in the yard.” Adams, Herd 1460: “Gives the history of her husband’s experiences in his cattle venture, and the true origin of the term ‘maverick’ as applied to unbranded cattle.” Basic Texas Books 140: “One of the most interesting and important narratives of life in Texas during the 1830s and 1840s.... The memoirs are engrossing and colorful.... Insights into the lives of famous Texans are numerous.” Campbell, p. 94. CBC 351. Dobie, pp. 57, 62: “Essential.” Eberstadt, Texas 162:529. Graff 2727. Howes M443: “First woman from the States to settle in San Antonio.” King, Women on the Cattle Trail, p. 17: “Good account of early days in the Austin and San Antonio area.” Tate, The Indians of Texas 2089: “Includes eyewitness account of the 1840 Council House Fight in San Antonio, description of the Tonkawas, and a ranger fight with Comanches.” Winegarten, Finder’s Guide to the Texas Women: A Celebration of History Exhibit Archives, p. 132; Texas Women’s History Project, p. 40. ($100-200) More>>

163. [MEXICAN COOKBOOK]. AYGUALS DE IZCO, Wenceslao. Manual del Cocinero y Cocinera....Puebla, 1849. Lithograph title page + 11 lithograph plates printed by Macías, 2 hand-colored (includes one duplicate plate). Pp. 105-112 and 137-144 supplied from another copy. 8vo, contemporary sheep over paper boards. Small piece missing at head of spine, minor rubbing and shelf wear to boards, corners lightly bumped. Except for light scattered foxing and mild age-toning to some plates, very good. First edition. Cagle, A Matter of Taste (2d edition) 1201 (calling for only 8 plates). Pilcher, “¡Vivan Tamales! The Creation of a Mexican National Cuisine,” p. 159. Pinedo, Encarnación's Kitchen: Mexican Recipes from Nineteenth-Century California, p. 200. Not in Bitting, Palau, Vicaire, etc. In the 1992 facsimile, Manuel Ramos Medina praises this cookbook in the most effusive terms, stating that it embodies “el toque y el sazón mexicano” and that it represents “un libro excepcional.”The Prologue provides a sometimes stinging critique of diet and foodways. While admitting that others have written on culinary matters, the writer concludes that nobody’s cookbook is better than his (pp. 8-9). Humor aside, this is a highly sophisticated cookbook containing numerous recipes covering all classes of food and their preparation. Jeffrey M. Pilcher points out that many writers erroneously date the arrival in Mexico of Continental cuisine to the Second Empire of Maximilian and cites the present work as an earlier example of French culinary influence in Mexico (“Tamales or Timbales: Cuisine and the Formation of Mexican National Identity, 1821-1911,” The Americas, Vol. 53, No. 2, October, 1996, pp. 193-216). The lithographs are by the Puebla firm of José María Macías (Mathes, Mexico on Stone, p. 65). ($1,200-2,400) More>>

164. [MEXICAN COOKBOOK]. El Cocinero Mejicano refundido y considerablemente aumentado en esta segunda edición.Mexico: Galván, 1834. 2 lithograph plates (1 folded). 3 vols., 8vo, original sheep (not exactly uniform). Moderate shelf wear and rubbing, spines rubbed at extremities, hinges starting, some signatures slightly sprung, some text leaves lightly age toned. In Vol. 2, several leaves are torn, one with slight loss of text (pp. 209/210). Overall, a very good set, difficult to find with all three volumes and complete. Second edition. Pilcher, “¡Vivan Tamales! The Creation of a Mexican National Cuisine,” p. 258. Not in Bitting, Cagle, A Matter of Taste (2d edition), Palau, Vicaire, etc. The rare first edition (Mexico, 1831; Cagle 1200) was an immediate classic. All editions are difficult to locate. This is an omnibus publication that covers all aspects of cooking, from setting the table to preparing both the simplest and most elaborate dishes. This cookbook is as extensive a one as one could desire and covers recipes from the simplest to the most complex, with an emphasis on Mexican raw ingredients and preparation methods. Pilcher (“Tamales or Timbales”) comments: “El cocinero mexicano...set the tone for Mexican culinary literature. Possibly the country's first printed cookbook and certainly the most influential, it passed through a dozen editions and served as a model for cooking manuals throughout the nineteenth century. ($1,200-2,400) More>>

165. [MEXICAN COOKBOOK]. El Cocinero y Cocinera Mexicanos.... Mexico, 1851. 8vo, original sheep over boards. Spine worn at extremities, boards heavily rubbed, hinges starting, one signature slightly sprung, title page wanting upper blank corner, portions of text lightly browned and water stained, small wormhole in first few leaves touching some letters, a few leaves slightly frayed. Contemporary ink signature on front pastedown. Overall, a good copy. First edition. Pilcher, “¡Vivan Tamales! The Creation of a Mexican National Cuisine,” p. 258. Not in Bitting, Cagle, A Matter of Taste (2d edition), Palau, Vicaire, etc. The author remarks that this book is intended to satisfy Mexican palates and foodways without recourse to outside influences, such as those from European cooking. An interesting example of a thoroughly Mexican cookbook. ($400-800) More>>

166. [MEXICAN COOKBOOK]. “Libro de Cosina [sic] en que se manifiestan varios polajes curiosos pertenecientas á las senoras mujeres ano de 1807.” Manuscript cookbook in Spanish with calligraphic title, written in ink in several hands, 107 leaves (appears to lack first leaf of text following title), documenting highly sophisticated cookery with traditional Mexican, Spanish, and international components. 8vo, old cloth over boards. Binding about shot, covers barely holding, sections of marbled paper missing, title spotted and foxed and occasional spotting to text, but for the most part the interior is fine and legible. Manuscript cookbooks from Mexico from the nineteenth century and earlier are exceedingly rare in commerce (none found in auction records). Because the earliest known Mexican published cookbook is thought to be from 1831 (El Cocinero Mexicano, Palau 55879), before that time, culinary arts were obviously passed down through a manuscript tradition, as embodied in the present manuscript. The recipes in the present manuscript are heavy on traditional Mexican dishes and preparation, emphasizing such ingredients as chicken, fish, goat, and rabbit, which are confected into many types of stews and other presentations. Yet even at this early date, European influences are evident, as in the recipe for chicken or goat fricassee in the French manner and other recipes reflecting foreign influences. ($2,500-5,000) More>>

167. [MEXICAN INCUNABULUM]. Printed power of attorney form accomplished in manuscript and signed, from Alonso Cano de Villegas, resident of Puebla, to Francisco Ruiz, in Puebla, 29 April 1567. [First line recto] ¶ Sepan quantos esta carta vieren como yo [first line of text] paraque por mi y en mi nombre podaya pedir y demandar auer recebir y cobrar [last line recto] quieran mi presencia o mas especial poder otro si vos doy este dicho poder para [first line verso] que ê vuestro lugar y ê mi nombre podays hazer & sostituyr este poder en vna per [last line verso] la clausula judicium sisti iudicatum con sus clausulas acostumbradas. [Mexico City: Pedro Ocharte, ca. 1562?]. Folio (sheet size: 32 x 22 cm; recto imprint area: 22.3 x 15.5 cm; verso imprint area: 4.5 x 15.5 cm), [2] pp., gothic type, 35 lines of text on recto, 9 lines of text on verso. Numbered “486” in contemporary ink at top right recto. Because of Spanish and Mexican administrative and legal requirements, formularies such as the present imprint were probably a common form of job printing in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Mexico. Unless the formulary became outdated, the form would have been useful for years after it was printed. Such ephemeral printing in Mexico is basically undocumented. Another example of the present form is noted by Szewczyk & Buffington (39 Books and Broadsides Printed in America before the Bay Psalm Book: In Celebration of the 450th Anniversary of the Introduction of Printing in the New World #6). ($1,200-2,400) More>>

168. [MEXICAN INCUNABULUM]. Printed power of attorney form accomplished in manuscript and signed, from Tomás de Carvajal, resident of the Valley of Atrisco, to Juan de Medina, to collect payment for a horse, in Acapetluaca, 3 May 1569. [First line recto] para que por mi y en mi nombre podayas pedir y demandar auer recebir y cobrar [last line recto] vuestro lugar y en mi nombre podays hazer y sossituyr este poder en vna persona  [first line verso] o procurador dos o mas con el mismo poder y los reuocar que quan cumplido y [last line verso] derecho so la clausula judicum sisti judicatum solui cõ sus clausulas acostubradas. [Mexico City: Antonio de Espinosa, before 30 April 1569]. Folio (sheet size: 30.5 x 21.3 cm; recto imprint area: 17 x 13.5 cm; verso imprint area: 4 x 13.5 cm), [2] pp., roman type, 34 lines of text on recto, 8 lines of text on verso.  Numbered “56” in contemporary ink at top right recto. Another example of the present form is noted by Szewczyk & Buffington (39 Books and Broadsides Printed in America before the Bay Psalm Book: In Celebration of the 450th Anniversary of the Introduction of Printing in the New World #9). ($1,000-2,000) More>>

169. [MEXICAN INCUNABULUM]. Printed power of attorney form accomplished in manuscript and signed, from Doctor Juan Daza, physician of Puebla, to Luis Flores de Carrión, in Puebla, 24 June 1582. [First line recto] Para que por mi y en nombre podays pedir y demandar auer [last line recto] conocer y pedir publicacion dello, pedir y sacar escripturas de [first line verso] donde estuuieren y las pagadas chancelar y tacharlos testigos [last line verso] es ante el presente escriuano e testigos q fue fecho y otorgado en. [Mexico City: Pedro Balli, before 11 January 1582]. Folio (sheet size: 31.5 x 22 cm; recto imprint area 16.3 x 13 cm; verso imprint area 12.4 x 13 cm), [2] pp., gothic type, 32 lines of text on recto, 24 lines of text on verso. Numbered “169” in contemporary ink at top right recto. Szewczyk & Buffington, 39 Books and Broadsides Printed in America before the Bay Psalm Book: In Celebration of the 450th Anniversary of the Introduction of Printing in the New World #12 (another example of the present form). ($1,000-2,000) More>>

170. [MEXICAN INDEPENDENCE]. BASTIN, [Ferdinand?] (artist). [Lower center] Iturbide y los generales de el ejército mexicano. [above neat line at top] Dedicado a la nación [signed in image at lower left]: Fd. Bastin [below image] Julio Michaud y Thomas, Mexico.| Imp. Lemercier à Paris. N.p., n.d. [Paris?, 1840s?]. Lithograph with original hand coloring and gilt highlights (illustrating Emperor Agustín de Iturbide’s entry into Mexico City, panel below image with portraits of 25 identified military leaders, including Antonio López de Santa-Anna and Vicente Filisola). Image area including dedication note at top and title below: 44.1 x 53.5 cm; neat line to neat line (including portraits below primary image): 40.8 x 53.5 cm; primary image: 35.8 x 53.5 cm. First edition of a great nineteenth-century print of Mexico. Mayer, México ilustrado, pp. 98-99 (illustrated). This exceptionally well-executed print shows the triumphal September 27, 1821, entry of Iturbide and the Mexican Army into Mexico City, dressed in glittering uniforms and mounted on handsomely caparisoned steeds, all of which proceed in a cloud of dust. ($1,000-2,000) More>>

171. [MEXICAN NAVY]. MEXICO (Republic). SECRETARÍA INTERINO (Manuel del Bulnes). Escalafón de los Señores Gefes y Oficiales del Cuerpo de Guerra de la Armada Nacional cerrado hasta fin de Agosto de 1839. México: Imprenta del Águila, dirigida por José Ximeno, calle de Medinas, núm. 6, 1840. [16] pp. 8vo, original printed self wrappers within ornamental typographic borders and engraved navy and military vignettes. First edition. Not in Sutro, Palau, etc. RLIN reports no copies, and OCLC shows only a microform at Yale. This pamphlet lists the Mexican naval officers who were in service during this phase of the Texas War, when Mexico was still threatening to re-invade Texas. Any contemporary material concerning the Mexican navy during the Texas Revolution is quite rare. No copy of this ephemeral work has appeared at auction in thirty years. ($300-600) More>>

172. [MEXICAN-AMERICAN WAR]. Baton Rouge Gazette. Published Every Saturday Morning by Francis G. Henderson. Baton Route Louisiana, September 11, 1847. Vol. XXIX, No. 32. 4 pp., printed in 7 columns, mostly in English with occasional French. Double folio (73.5 x 45.5 cm). Creased where folded, light foxing, otherwise fine. Includes “Late and Important From Mexico, Confirmation of Gen. Scott’s Victory-Total Defeat and Rout of the Mexicans.” ($30-60) More>>

173. [MEXICAN-AMERICAN WAR]. Diario del Gobierno de la República Mexicana. Mexico City: Imprenta del Águila, B. Conjeo; & Juan R. Navarro, 1846-1847. Seven issues of four pages each (four- and five-columns), most containing materials about the Mexican-American War. Folio (approximately 63 x 43.6 cm and 54 x 35.6 cm). Charno, Latin American Newspapers (pp. 332-333). The Diario, the official periodical of the Mexican government, was established on February 10, 1835, and ran until late 1847. ($600-1,200) More>>

174. [MEXICAN-AMERICAN WAR]. MEXICO (Republic). LAWS (June 4, 1845). MINISTERIO DE RELACIONES GOBERNACION Y POLICIA (José Joaquín de Herrera). [Decree of June 4, 1845, promulgated by Luis G. Cuevas, protesting U.S. annexation of Texas and calling Mexico to arms to defend her territory]. [At top] El Ciudadano Manuel Rincón, General de División y Gobernador constitucional del Departamento de México [text commences] Por el Ministerio de Relaciones exteriores, Gobernación y Policía, se me ha comunicado el decreto siguiente.... Que las Cámaras del los Estados-Unidos del Norte, por un decreto que su Ejecutivo ha sancionado, han resuelto incorporar el territorio de Tejas a la Unión Americana.... [at end] Dado en México á 9 de Junio de 1845. [Mexico City, 1845]. Folio (45.3 x 33.6 cm). Epochal broadside, sowing the seeds of war that would forever transform two nations. Second edition (here with the text correctly reading “9 de Diciembre” in paragraph 2). The first two versions were four-page folders (Streeter Sale 388, etc.). Here, however, we have the exceedingly rare locally issued broadside format for the State of Mexico. ($1,000-2,000) More>>

175. [MEXICAN-AMERICAN WAR]. MEXICO. MINISTERIO DE GUERRA Y MARINA (Lino José Alcorta). El Exmo Sr. Presidente de la República se ha servido dirigirme el decreto que sigue.... El batallón activo de San Blas mereció bien de la patria....[Decree of November 14, 1853, granting recognition to certain Mexican army units.] [Dated and signed in print at end]: Mexico City, November 14, 1853, Alcorta. Broadside (32.1 x 22 cm), wove paper. First edition. Not in Garrett, The Mexican-American War. López de Santa-Anna honors the San Blas Battalion for its heroic actions at Chapultepec and elevates its commander, Felipe Santiago Xicoténcatl (1805?-1847), who was killed in action, from lieutenant colonel to full colonel. Uncommon documentation on a hero from "The Other Side." ($200-400) More>>

176. [MEXICAN-AMERICAN WAR]. MEXICO. SECRETARÍA DE RELACIONES EXTERIORES (José María Lafragua). Memoria de la primera Secretaría de Estado y del Despacho de Relaciones Interiores y Esteriores de los Estados-Unidos Mexicanos, leida al soberano Congreso constituyente en los días 14, 15 y 16 de diciembre de 1846 por el ministro del ramo, C. José María Lafragua. Impresa por acuerdo del soberano congreso. Mexico: Imprenta de Vicente García Torres, en el ex-convento del Espírtu Santo, 1847. 185 [1 blank], 246, [2] pp., 21 folding charts within ornate typographical borders. 4to (27 x 19 cm), original green and brown Mexican tree sheep, covers gilt rolled, spine gilt, brown marbled endpapers. Spine faded, dry, and rubbed; boards moderately rubbed First edition of a work offering a fundamental, precisely documented look into the Mexico side of the Mexican-American War. Garrett & Goodwin, The Mexican-American War, p. 89. Palau 160957. Sabin 38613. Kurutz & Mathes, The Forgotten War, p. 40. This report contains the first publication of documents on the preliminaries for a treaty of peace between Mexico and the Republic of Texas following annexation by the United States. ($500-1,000)  More>>

177. [MEXICAN-AMERICAN WAR]. El Monitor Republicano. Segunda Epoca. [Mexico City] Imprenta de Vicente García Torres, 1847-1848. 50 scattered issues (July 9, 1847-March 21, 1848), 4 pp. each, printed in four columns. Includes nos. 865, 869-900, 902-904, 950-954, 957-958, 960-964, 966-967, and 1045. First editions. Charno, pp. 378-380 (noting that publication was suspended July 13-September 26, 1847). No. 869 here is September 27, 1848, the first issue after publication was resumed. The first issue here is no. 865 (July 9, 1847). These issues cover a crucial time in Mexico City history: Scott took possession of the city on September 14, 1847, and the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo would be signed on February 2, 1848. Thus, most of these issues were published when the city was occupied by U.S. forces. These newspapers offer great insight into life in Mexico City while it was being ruled by Scott and U.S. forces. This collection represents a fairly substantial, though somewhat incomplete, run of an influential Mexico City newspaper published during the U.S. occupation. Within its pages are captured and preserved the stresses, strains, fears, and joys of the Mexican populace during this critical time in their history. ($2,500-5,000) More>>

178. [MEXICAN-AMERICAN WAR]. NEBEL, C[arlos]. Battle of Palo-Alto [lower left below image] C. Nebel fecit [lower right below image] Bayot lith. [lower left in image] Entered according to Act of Congress. [Paris: Lemercier, 1851]. Toned lithograph, original hand coloring, hand-finished with gesso highlights. Image: 27.7 x 42.3 cm; image with title: 31 x 42.3 cm; overall sheet size: 35.5 x 46.5 cm. In hinged mat with modern mounting tape. First edition of one of the top nineteenth-century lithographs of Texas. This lithograph appeared in George Wilkins Kendall and Carlos Nebel’s The War Between the United States and Mexico Illustrated (New York & Philadelphia: Appleton, 1851), in which it was the first illustration. Bennett, American Nineteenth-Century Color Plate Books, p. 65: “The very best American battle scenes in existence.” ($750-1,500) More>>

179. [MEXICAN-AMERICAN WAR]. NEBEL, C[arlos]. Genl. Scott’s Entrance into Mexico [lower left below image] C. Nebel fecit [lower right below image] Bayot lith. [lower left in image] Entered according to Act of Congress. [Paris: Lemercier, 1851]. Toned lithograph, original hand coloring, hand-finished with gesso highlights. Image: 28.3 x 43 cm; image with title: 31.5 x 43 cm; overall sheet size: 36 x 47.5 cm. In hinged mat with modern mounting tape. First edition of one of the major Mexican-American War prints. This lithograph appeared in George Wilkins Kendall and Carlos Nebel’s The War Between the United States and Mexico Illustrated (New York & Philadelphia: Appleton, 1851). See preceding entry for more details on the creation of this series of prints. Tyler, The Mexican War, A Lithographic Record, p. 11: “Magnificently produced portfolio by the first modern war correspondent;” p. 18: “Of all the Mexican War lithographs, perhaps the dozen by Kendall and Nebel are the most popular, as well as the most accurate.” ($750-1,500) More>>

180. [MEXICAN-AMERICAN WAR]. SALAZAR YLARREGUI [i.e., ILARREGUI], José. Datos de los trabajos Astronómicos y Topográficos, dispuestos en forma de diario. Practicados durante el ano de 1849 y principios de 1850 por la Comisión de Límites Mexicana en la línea que divide esta república de la de los Estados-Unidos, por el geómetra de dicha comisión, José Salazar Ylarregui. Edición de la Civilización. Mexico: Imprenta de Juan R. Navarro, Calle de Chiquis número 6, 1850. 123 [1 blank] pp., 2 folded lithograph maps. 8vo (24.5 x 15 cm), later plain paper wrappers, edges sprinkled. First edition of the earliest printed report, either Mexican or United States, on the boundary survey after the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. Bauer Sale 432. Barrett, Baja California 2191. Garrett & Goodwin, The Mexican-American War, pp. 99. Graff 3652. Hill I, p. 265; II:1514. Holliday 971. Howes S47. Palau 286944. Plains & Rockies II:190: “A very rare book, even in Mexico.” Streeter Sale 2648: “... the first detailed printed account of the regions traversed by Salazar, the surveyor for the Mexican border commission.” ($2,000-4,000) More>>

181. [MEXICAN-AMERICAN WAR]. UNITED STATES. ARMY. Official List of Officers Who Marched with the Army under the Command of Major General Winfield Scott, from Puebla upon the City of Mexico, the Seventh, Eighth, Ninth and Tenth of August, One Thousand Eight Hundred and Forty-Seven, and Who Were Engaged in the Battles of Mexico. Mexico: American Star Print, 1848. [24] pp., two printed errata slips pasted to title verso, lithograph military map on thin wove paper: Battles of Mexico Survey of the Line of Operations of the U.S. Army, under the Command of Major General Winfield Scott on the 19th. & 20th of August & 8th. 12th. & 13th. Septr. 1847. Made by Major Turnbull, Captain McClellan & Lieut. Hardcastle, Topol. Engineers. Drawn by Lieut. Hardcastle, neat line to neat line 23.8 x 16 cm. Oblong 4to (20 x 26.6 cm), original upper printed tan paper wrapper (lower wrap supplied in facsimile), stitched, old stab holes. First printing, alleged to have been printed on a portable press by the U.S. Army of Occupation in Mexico City. Despite assertions that the piece was printed on a portable army press, little evidence exists to suggest that was so.  Harper 110:1037: “Excessively rare”; 163:135 : “This is probably the most interesting piece printed by the American Star Press, the military press established by General Scott after entering Mexico City.” This publication is a detailed look at the actions and fates of the officers who were in Scott’s army. As is often noted, it is a Who’s Who of officers who later served in the Civil War, such as Robert E. Lee, P. G. T. Beauregard, U. S. Grant, Stonewall Jackson, and many others. ($1,000-2,000) More>>

182. [MEXICAN-AMERICAN WAR]. UNITED STATES. ARMY. (Winfield Scott). El General en Gefe de los Egércitos de los Estados-Unidos de América, á la Nación Megicana! [ornamental device] [text commences] Megicanos: Los últimos sucesos de la guerra y las providencias que en consecuencia ha dictado vuestro gobierno, me ponen en el deber de dirigirme á vosotros para demostraros verdades que ignoráis, porque os las ocultan maliciosamente.... [signed in print and dated at end]: Winfield Scott. Cuartel general del Egèrcito. Jalapa, Mayo 11 de 1847. [Jalapa, 1847]. Broadside (36.3 x 24 cm), printed in two columns on wove paper. First edition, the bando issue (also published in smaller format, 2 pp., printed on recto and verso). Garrett, The Mexican-American War, p. 501 (holds both this bando issue and the 2 pp. issue). Howell, Americana 396 (2 pp., small format). Among the points Scott makes in this proclamation issued on the march to Puebla and Mexico City is that the U.S. Army has done nothing untoward during its time in Mexico–they have not raided churches, abused women, or occupied private property, no matter what people have been told. He even states that a large part of the U.S. Army, like a large part of the U.S. population, is Catholic, something of an exaggeration, to say the least. Despite these blandishments, the Mexican population could hardly have failed to understand the veiled threat behind this proclamation. ($750-1,500) More>>

183. [MEXICAN-AMERICAN WAR]. UNITED STATES. ARMY. GENERAL ORDERS (Order No. 284. September 14, 1847). Headquarters of the Army, Mexico, Sept. 14, 1847. General Orders-No. 284. 1. Under the favor of God, the valor of this army, after many glorious victories, has hoisted the colors of our country in the capital of Mexico and on the palace of its government. 2. But the war is not ended. The Mexican army and government have fled only to watch an opportunity to return upon us in vengeance. We must then be upon our guard.... [at end] By command of Major General Scott. [ink signature H. L. Scott] A.A.A.G. [Mexico City], September 14, 1847. 2 pp., 12mo (21 x 13 cm), thin wove paper, top right with embossed design of French papermaker, lettered “Durandeau au Medaille d’Or 1839.” First edition. Garrett & Goodwin, The Mexican-American War, p. 390. “This was the first and only time that our flag and ours alone has been raised over the capitol of a conquered enemy country” (Edwards S. Wallace, “The U.S. Army in Mexico City” in Military Affairs, Vol. 13, No. 3, Autumn 1949, pp. 158-166). ($500-1,000) More>>

184. [MEXICAN-AMERICAN WAR]. VALENCIA, Gabriel. [Caption title] Gabriel Valencia á sus conciudadanos [text commences] MEXICANOS. Triste es en lugar de darse los pormenores de una victoria espléndida y completa para las armas mexicanas.... [At end] Zacatecas: Reimpreso por Aniceto Villagrana, 1847. [Zacatecas, 1847]. 4 pp., printed in double column, woodcut above imprint on p. 4 of a Mexican eagle. Folio (32 x 20.7 cm). Reprint of a ten-page 8vo pamphlet first published at Toluca in August 22, 1847. We find no bibliographical references to the present folio edition, which augments the original pamphlet by reprinting an article from a Mexican newspaper containing a statement from the Estandarte de los Chinacates on the proposed armistice. For the ten-page pamphlet, see: Kurutz & Mathes, The Forgotten War, p. 79; Garrett & Goodwin, The Mexican-American War, p. 166; Harper 12:348. Yale has the ten-page pamphlet along with the present reprint, as well as versions appearing at the same year in Morelia and Oaxaca. Valencia gives an account of the battle of Contreras and his role in it. The detailed description of the unfolding battle makes it clear that Valencia believed he could defeat the U.S. Army, except that Santa-Anna refused to reinforce him, an action some believe was motivated by jealousy. He remarks that on the 20th his position became untenable and he was forced to retreat. The excerpt from the newspaper denounces the armistice and Santa-Anna along with all the Mexican generals who have for years lived on the public treasury and the blood of their brothers. This text was frequently republished by Santa-Anna’s detractors. ($250-500) More>>

185. MEXICO. ARMY. DIVISIÓN DEL NORTE. GENERAL EN GEFE. Noticia extraordinaria.... A las doce del dia de ayer he ocupado esta plaza con las tropas de mi brigada, habiendo convenido al Sr. general Urrea....[Letter from Valentín Canalizo dated Monterrey June 21, 1839, reporting on the terms that he and Urrea have reached.] [Dated and signed at end]: Monterrey, June 21, 1839, Pedro de Valle. [Colophon]: Monterrey:=1839.--Imprenta del Gobierno, á cargo del C. Froylan de Mier. 2 pp., folio (30.7 x 21 cm), wove paper. First edition. ($100-300) More>>

186. MEXICO (Republic). COMISIÓN ESPECIAL. Dictamen de la comisión especial sobre ecsijir la responsabilidad a los empleados públicos que intervengan en la venta de tierras a los estrangeros. Mexico: Imprenta de la federación, en Palacio, 1825. [2], 16 pp. 8vo (19.4 x 13.5 cm), disbound. First edition. Not in Palau. After reviewing an August 11, 1825, proposal by Covarrubias to call to account public employees who have intervened in the sale of lands to foreigners, González and Fernández, the two commissioners appointed to study the matter, in a September 3, 1825, conclusion suggest that the proposal be rejected. ($200-400) More>>

187. MEXICO (Republic). LAWS (July 19, 1823). [Decree announcing the formal separation of Sinaloa and Sonora prior to the establishment of the state of Occidente; the establishment of the interim vicars in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and in El Paso del Norte; and the waiving of duties on New Mexican products; the division of the province of Nueva Vizcaya into the provinces of Chihuahua and Durango; exempting New Mexico from taxes on its internally produced goods, etc.]. [At top] Francisco Molinos del Campo, Gefe Superior Politico Interino de Esta Ciudad y su Provincia. [text commences] Por la Primera Secretaría de Estado me ha comunicado con fecha de 21 del actual el Decreto que copio.... Quedan dividas las Provincias de Sonora y Sinaloa, como lo estan de hecho.... [at end] Dado en México á 24 de Julio de 1823.... [Mexico City, 1823]. Folio (43.5 x 31 cm). Broadside on laid watermarked paper. This decree (No. 107 of the Primera Secretaria de Estado) first came out as a three-page folder, but it is more difficult to locate in this local issue broadside edition for Mexico City. Eberstadt 165:094 (three-page folder edition). The decree makes some significant changes in Borderlands areas encompassing a great deal of what is now the Southwestern United States and Northern Mexico. This is one of a flurry of laws passed in 1823-1824 trying to organize certain administrative and ecclesiastical affairs in Borderlands areas and in response to widespread discontent with the centralized administration that savored too strongly of the colonial system. ($500-1,000) More>>

188. MEXICO (Republic). LAWS (May 20, 1826). [Decree of Mexican Congress establishing circuit courts and making provisions for judges in borderland areas.] [at top] El Ciudadano Melchor Muzquiz, Coronel del Ejercito, y Gobernador del Estado libre de México. [text commences] Por el Ministerio de Justicia y negocios eclesiásticos se me ha dirigido con fecha 20 del actual el Decreto siguiente.... Por ahora, y mientras con datos seguros se hace la esacta división del territorio de la República en circuitos, se tendrán por tales los siguientes.... [at end] Dado en México á 27 de Mayo de 1826. [Mexico, 1826]. Folio (43 x 31.4 cm). Broadside on laid watermarked paper. This is the State of Mexico broadside issue of a decree dated May 20, 1826. Cf. Harper XII:28 (listing the D.F. broadside issue dated May 30). Among provisions affecting Borderlands areas are one setting up a circuit court for Tamaulipas, Nuevo Leon, and Coahuila and Texas. Other provisions affect the judiciary in New Mexico and Upper California. The establishment of courts in Mexican Texas probably attracted the first Anglo attorneys to Texas, such as Thomas Jefferson Chambers. ($200-400) More>>

189. MEXICO (Republic). LAWS. [Law of the Congreso general approved by President Guadalupe Victoria on October 25, 1828, promulgated the same day by Juan de Dios Cañedo, with printed heading]: Primera Secretaria de Estado. Departamento del Interior Sección 1a. [article 2 commencing]: 2. Los ciudadanos que concurrieren á tales reuniones despues de la publicacin de esta ley, sufrirán por primera vez la pena de suspensión de sus derechos por un año; de dos por la segunda; y de confinación á una de las Californias por la tercera....[Mexico City, 1828]. Folio broadside. Slightly wrinkled on left side, otherwise fine. First edition. Harper 12:42. Eberstadt 158:42. Mexico was a seething hotbed of political unrest at this time, both in the interior and its far-flung provinces, particularly Texas. What is most interesting about this decree is that apparently a severe form of punishment at that time was considered to be exile to Alta or Baja California. Despite the supposedly seditious nature of these meetings, one school of Mexican thought held that by preventing them, the Mexican government in fact prevented concerned patriots from assembling to formulate ideas to assist the country. ($400-800) More>>

190. MEXICO (Republic). LAWS (April 11, 1834). [Decree of Vice President Valentín Gómez Farías, acting as President, dated April 11, 1834, and promulgated the same day by Francisco Maria Lombardo, modifying Article 10 of the decree of February 4, 1834, based on the law of April 6, 1830 concerning colonization in Coahuila and Texas]. [Text commences]: El Excmo. Sr. Vice-Presidente de los Estados-Unidos Mexicanos se ha servido dirigirme el decreto que segue...: Que habiendo advertido el error en que se incurrió al redactar el art. 10 del Decreto de 4 de Febrero último, expedido á consecuencia de la Ley de 16 [i.e., 6] Abril de 1830 sobre colonización.... Art. 10. Las Colonias quedarán sometidas al Gefe ó Gefes políticos que el Gobierno del Estado designare, y luego que se hayan repartido los solares instalarán su gobierno municipal conforme á las leyes del mismo Estado....[Signed and dated in type at end] México 11 de Abril de 1834. [Mexico, 1834]. One page folio (29.8 x 20.7 cm), on laid paper with watermark, printed heading at top left: Primera Secretaria de estado. Departamento del Interior. First edition. Eberstadt, Texas, 162:332: “Lest the colonists labor under the misconception that they would be escaping jurisdiction, it is here made clear that the colonies to be set up would be subject to the governor of the state and to all state laws.” Streeter did not include this law in his Texas bibliography, but he commented that he owns a copy and referred to it in his note to entry 812: “On April 11 a decree was issued correcting Article 10 by making it clear that the colonies which might be set up under the February 4 decree were subject to the governor of the state and to state laws.... Arrillaga, 1834, p. 50 and 110.” ($300-600) More>>

191. MEXICO (Republic). LAWS (April 25, 1835). [Decree of the central government of Mexico declaring invalid the decree of the legislature of Coahuila y Tejas of March 14, 1835, which authorized the sale of 400 sitios, as being contrary to the colonization law of August 18, 1824] [At top] Primera Secretaria de Estado. Departamento del Interior. [text commences] El Exmo. Sr. Presidente interino de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos se ha servido dirigirme el decreto que sigue. “El Presidente interino de los Estados-Unidos Mexicanos, á los inhabitantes de la República, sabed.... Art. 1o. “El decreto de la Legislatura de Coahuila y Tejas de 14 de Marzo del presente año, es contrario en sus artículos 1o. y 2o. á la ley de 18 de Agosto de 1824....” [Mexico, 1835]. [Signed and dated in type at end] México Abril 25 de 1835. Gutiérrez Estrada. Broadside on laid paper with watermark. Folio (29.4 x 20.7 cm). First edition. Eberstadt, Texas 162:471. Streeter 833: “This law also prohibited further colonization contracts by the boundary states until rules for such contracts were established.” Streeter, The Only Located Copies of One Hundred Forty Texas Pamphlets and Broadsides 71 (the revised edition of Streeter’s Bibliography locates two copies; we have had another copy as well, in addition to a Toluca edition). By this decree Santa-Anna and the central Mexican government declared invalid the previous controversial action of the Coahuila y Tejas government authorizing the sale of 1,771,000 acres of Texas lands and suspending all further colonization contracts of any kind in Texas. ($600-1,200) More>>

192. MEXICO (Republic). LAWS (May 23, 1835). [Decree continuing Santa-Anna’s decree of December 2, 1834, regarding the restoration of order in Coahuila and Texas]. [Mexico, May 23, 1835]. 4 pp. folder printed on p. 1. Folio. Very fine. First edition. Eberstadt, Texas 162:369. Streeter 834 (locating copies at Yale, his own copy, and AGE at San Luis Potosí). Harper (12:83) lists the Federal District issue. At times some of the decrees in Streeter seem somewhat obscure and more related to local brohahas farther south than Austin’s Texas colonies. The present decree is a case where this is certainly not so. Instead of quoting Bancroft or more modern scholars, let Stephen F. Austin speak his mind on Santa-Anna’s decree. Some indication of the impact of this decree may be inferred by Stephen F. Austin’s discussion of the decree, in a letter he wrote to Thomas F. McKinney, from prison in Mexico City, on December 2, 1834, recommending that McKinney distribute copies and recommend acceptance by the Texas colonists (Austin Papers, Vol. III, pp. 30-31) ($250-500) More>>

193. MEXICO (Republic). LAWS (January 13, 1836).  [Decree of January 13, 1836, modifying the law of March 21, 1826, by establishing a separate Commandancy-General in Coahuila y Tejas]. [At top] Secretaría de Guerra y Marina. Sección Central.--Mesa 1a. [text commences] El Exmo. Sr. Presidente interino de la República Mexicana se ha servido dirigirme el decreto que sigue.... La Comandancia general é Inspección de los Departamentos interinos del oriente....[Mexico City, 1836]. Small folio, broadside. Except for a few small wormholes (loss of a few letters), very good. First edition. Eberstadt 162:835: "Unrecorded." Streeter 872. Streeter, The Only Located Copies of One Hundred Forty Texas Pamphlets and Broadsides 84. The Mexican government issued this decree in response to the mounting turmoil in Texas right before the Texas rebellion exploded. The decree established a new Commandancy-General in Coahuila y Tejas and appointed a military officer to reside within the borders of Texas.  ($750-1,500) More>>

194. MEXICO (Republic). LAWS (March 23, 1836). [Decree announcing that measures will be taken to pay the troops on their way to Texas]. [At top] El C. José Gómez de la Cortina, Coronel del batallon del Comercio y Gobernador del Distrito [text commences] Por la Secretaría de Hacienda se me ha comunicado el decreto siguiente.... Se autoriza al Gobierno para que en los términos mas equitativos y menos gravosos al erario.... [dated and signed in type at end] Dado en México á 29 de Marzo de 1836.José Gómez de la Cortina | Catalino Barroso.[Mexico City, 1836]. Folio broadside. Creased where formerly folded, right edge lightly dustsoiled and wrinkled, otherwise fine.     Federal District edition. Eberstadt, Texas 162:515. Streeter 874 (no copy located, but Yale has this Federal District bando). Streeter, The Only Located Copies of One Hundred Forty Texas Pamphlets and Broadsides 86. This decree permits the government to make whatever essential but reasonable financial arrangements necessary to equip Mexican troops on the march to Texas. Many Mexican soldiers who marched with Santa-Anna had perished from exposure during their terrible march to Texas. ($750-1,250) More>>

195. MEXICO (Republic). LAWS (April 14, 1836). [Decree of the Congreso general, approved by José Justo Corro, President ad interim, and promulgated the same day by José Maria Tornel, composed of five articles regarding Texian prisoners and seven articles for its implementation]. [At top] Secretaría de Guerra y Marina. Sección Central. Mesa 1a.[Mexico City, 1836]. Folio. Creased where formerly folded, otherwise fine. First edition. Eberstadt, Texas 162:839. Palau 331173. Streeter 876: “Passed in the flush of the victory at the Alamo.” Streeter, The Only Located Copies of One Hundred Forty Texas Pamphlets and Broadsides 88. Streeter Sale 347. This long, important decree makes provisions for dealing with captured Texas rebels but exempts from its generous provisions those who are the prime movers of the Texas Revolution. If a person surrenders now, he might be subjected to no more than banishment to the hinterlands for a period, although, as the decree makes clear, all such provisions are at Santa-Anna's whim. Events at the field of San Jacinto a week later would obviate the necessity for such a decree. ($1,500-3,000) More>>

196. MEXICO (Republic). LAWS (May 20, 1836). Decree of the Congreso general, with heading: Secretaria de Guerra y Marina. Seccion central. = Mesa 1.a, approved by José Justo Corro, president ad interim, on May 20, 1836, and promulgated the same day by José Maria Tornel, pledging every effort to secure the liberty of Santa Anna, but stipulating that any promises he makes while a prisoner will not be binding on the government of Mexico. Mexico, May 20, 1836. Broadside (on laid paper watermarked: Al Masso 1), 30.5 x 21 cm.  First edition (others located editions include Federal District and Toluca). Eberstadt, Texas 162:705. Harper 12:109. Streeter 879 (locating only his copy, now at Yale; note: additional copies since located): “This law was passed the day after the capture of Santa Anna [at San Jacinto] had been announced.... On the same day the president declared a national state of mourning to continue while Santa Anna was a prisoner.” Streeter, Only Located Copies 91. ($750-1,500) More>>

197. MEXICO (Republic). LAWS (May 20, 1836). [Decree pledging every effort to secure the liberty of Santa Anna, but stipulating that any promises he makes while a prisoner will not be binding on the government of Mexico]. [At top] Santiago Villegas, Gobernador del Departamento de Zacatecas a sus Bitantes[sic], Sabed: [text commences] Que el escmo. sr. ministro de guerra y marina, me ha comunicado la siguiente.... “Art. 1.o El gobierno escitará el patriotismo de los mejicanos y desplegará todos los recursos de su resorte para continuar vigorosamente la guerra sobre Tejas....[dated and signed in type at end] Gobierno de Zacatecas à 5 de junio de 1836. Santiago Villegas | J. Gregorio de Llamas. [Zacatecas, 1836]. Folio (30.3 x 20.6 cm). Broadside printed on laid watermarked paper. Creased where formerly folded, two minor repaired tears (no losses), otherwise very good. Zacatecas edition of preceding. ($600-1,200) More>>

198. MEXICO (Republic). LAWS (May 23, 1837). [Decree in 147 articles, promulgated by the Ministerio de lo Interior reorganizing the justice system, here reissued in broadside format by the State of Mexico]. [Heading at top] El C. Luis Gonzaga Vieyra, Coronel retirado y Gobernador del Departamento de México. [text commences] Por el Ministerio de lo Interior se me ha comunicado el siguiente decreto... Ley para el Arreglo de la administración de justicia en los tribunales y juzgados del fuero comun... [Dated and signed in type at end]: Dado en México á 6 de Junio de 1837. Luis Gonzago Vieyra. Lic. Gabriel Sagaseta, Secretario. [Mexico, 1837]. Elephant folio (6 joined sheets on laid paper with watermark including scales of justice), 102.5 x 57.4 cm.  Broadside issue for the State of Mexico. This decree is yet another in the almost endless Mexican efforts to reorganize such governmental functions as finances, taxes, administration, the military, and judiciary. This law puts into effect an extremely detailed and comprehensive overhaul of the justice system, particularly the functions of judges. The decree affected all of Mexico’s Borderland areas, including California, New Mexico, and Texas, although the latter had been effectively independent for about a year. According to Article 50, magistrates serving in the Borderlands, including Texas, will be paid four thousand pesos a year, a thousand pesos more than the other jurisdictions, apparently a form of hardship pay. Obviously no Mexican judge went to Texas at this point, which would have been perilous, to say the least, given the rancor of the newly independent Republic of Texas. Publications in broadside form of this size are fairly unusual in Mexico, although other examples that are even larger are known. This is an unusual example of someone’s utter determination to produce something that could be publicly displayed rather than handed out in pamphlet format. ($300-600) More>>

199. MEXICO (Republic). LAWS (April 14, 1838). [Decree announcing an amnesty for military deserters and making dispositions on how those who surrender shall be redeployed]. [At top] E. C. Luis Gonzaga Vierya, Coronel retirado, y Gobernador constitucional del Departamento de México. [text commences] Por el Ministerio de Guerra y Marina, con fecha de 4 del presente mes.... Art. 1o. “Se concede aministía general á todos los desertores del ejército mexicano....[signed and dated in type at end] México á 14 de Abril de 1838. Luis Gonzaga Vieyra and Luis G. de Chávarri, Secretario. [Mexico City, 1838]. Folio broadside . Creased where formerly folded, expertly backed, otherwise fine. This decree allows Mexican military deserters who surrender within two months to receive an amnesty but orders that those taken up by authorities serve an additional eight years in the armed forces. Surrendered deserters will be first assigned to regular units. Those who surrender in Borderlands areas, including Coahuila y Tejas, will be assigned to the “ejército del Norte,” where, obviously, they would be facing the recently victorious Texans. ($500-1,000) More>>

200. MEXICO (Republic). LAWS (August 28, 1840). [Republication of a decree for the Department of Mexico, of a decree dated August 28, 1840, of President Bustamante, promulgated on the same day by Nepomuceno Almonte, outlining the types of medals to be struck and awarded to soldiers in various campaigns, including Texas.] [At top] E. C. Luís Gonzaga Vieyra, Coronel retirado y Gobernador constitucional del Departamento de México. [text commences] Por el Ministerio de Guerra y Marina se me ha comunicado el decreto siguiente.... A los General es, Gefes y Oficiales que han combatido en Tejas y concurrido á la defensa de la integridad del territorio nacional... [at end] México á 7 de Abril de 1841. [Mexico City, 1841]. Folio (44.5 x 32 cm), broadside on wove unwatermarked paper. Streeter 957.1: “This would appear to supersede the decree of February 10, 1840 [see Streeter 957].” Streeter locates copies at Yale and University of Texas. Articles 1 and 2 described the medals to be given to various classes of soldiers who served in the Texas campaign. Those above the rank of sergeant received gold ones reading “Tejas en 1836” on the face. Those below the rank of sergeant receive a badge reading “Combatio por la integridad del territorio nacional en Tejas en 1836.” Other battles, such as some against the French during the Pastry War, are also awarded decorations and badges. ($300-600) More>>

201. MEXICO (Republic). MINISTERIO DE JUSTICIA Y NEGOCIOS ECLESIASTICOS. José Ignacio Espinosa. Memoria del Ministerio de Justicia y Negocios Eclesiásticos de la República Mexicana. Presentada por el Secretario del Ramo á las Cámaras del Congreso general, en cumplimiento del artículo 120 de la Constitución Federal, y leida en la de Senadores el dia 12, y en la de Diputados el dia 20 de Enero del año de 1832. Mexico: Imprenta del Águila, dirigida por José Ximeno, calle de Medinas núm. 6, 1832. [Signed and dated in type at end]: México 11 de Enero de 1832. José Ygnacio Espinosa. [2], 19 [3 blank] pp., title within elaborate ornamental border, wood-engraved cut of Mexican eagle. Folio (28.5 x 20.4 cm), original printed wrappers, stitched as issued, last blank leaf forms lower wrapper. First edition. Palau 160870. Espinosa quickly reviews the state of the criminal justice and ecclesiastical establishments in the country, noting various areas that need improvement or better, clearer laws governing them, although he states that he is omitting the charts included in the previous year’s report since nothing significant has changed since then.Espinosa’s remarks provide insights into one type of colonist Mexico was sending to Texas at the time-the prisoner colonist. Espinosa remarks that the program intended to send prisoners to be colonists or to labor on public works has not had the desired effect. ($200-400) More>>

202. MEXICO (Republic). MINISTERIO DE JUSTICIA Y NEGOCIOS ECLESIÁSTICOS. [José] Miguel Ramos Arizpe. Memoria del Ministerio de Justicia y Negocios Eclesiásticos de la República Mexicana. Presentada por el Secretario del Ramo á las Cámaras del Congreso general, en cumplimento del artículo 120 de la Constitución Federal, y leida en la de Diputados el dia 17, y en la de Senadores el dia 18 de Mayo del año de 1833. México: Imprenta del Águila, dirigida por José Ximeno, calle de Medinas núm. 6, 1833. [2], 18, [20 (tables)] pp., 3 folded tables. Folio (28.3 x 20.5 cm), original illustrated printed wrappers with elaborate ornamental border and wood engraving of Mexican eagle, stitched as issued. First edition of an important report issued during a critical period of Southwestern history. Palau 160880. Not in Sabin or Streeter. In this annual review of the state of laws and justice in the Mexican Republic, Arizpe reports that new judicial districts have been set up in the territories of New Mexico and Upper California and discusses whether new bishoprics should be established in New Mexico and Sonora. He touches on numerous topics, such as the state of church finances, charitable institutions, and students enrolled in schools. Among his subjects is the number of prisoners in various Mexico City jails and what is to become of them (pp. 8-9). He reports that, in accordance with laws passed concerning the need to settle Texas with Mexicans (such as the Texas Colonization Law) and the means to accomplish that end, on January 24, 1833, prisoners were sent to Veracruz and trans-shipped to Texas. ($400-800) More>>

203. MEXICO (Republic). MINISTERIO DE RELACIONES EXTERIORES, GOBERNACIÓN, Y POLICÍA (Manuel C. Rejón). El Exmo. Sr. Presidente interino de la República se ha servido expedir el decreto que sigue..... sabed: Que habiéndome ocupado de la crítica situación de la República....[Decree of November 29, 1844, by Valentín Canalizo declaring that Congress and the laws are both ineffective and that under the circumstances López de Santa-Anna will be President.] [Dated and signed in print at end]: Mexico City, December 2, 1844, Rejón. [3] [1 blank] pp. 4to (20.7 x 15 cm), laid paper, watermarked Polleri. First edition. Streeter 1004.1 (locating only the Yale copy). Cf. Harper, Texas, Mexico, and the Southwest 152 (citing the D.F. edition). ($400-800) More>>

204. MEXICO (Republic). SECRETARIO DE ESTADO Y DEL DESPACHO DE LA GUERRA. Manuel de Mier y Terán. Memoria del Secretario de Estado y del Despacho de la Guerra, presentada a las Camaras en enero de 1825. Mexico: Imprenta del Supremo Gobierno de los Estados-unidos mexicanos, en Palacio, [1825]. Signed in type at end of text (p. 21): México diciembre 20 de 1824, Manuel de Mier y Teran. [2], 21 [1 blank, [2] pp., 1 folded chart. 4to (19.3 x 14 cm), original plain paper wrappers, stitched as issued. First edition. Cowan II, p. 428. Howell, California 50:169: “One of the few printed accounts of conditions in California in 1824, used extensively by Bancroft. Teran describes a year of continuous warfare between soldiers and Indians, mission revolts, the precarious position of the Presidios, and the dispatch of a barkentine and troops for their much needed assistance.” Palau 160820. Sutro, p. 450. Bancroft (California, III, pp. 2-3) says that after Alta California became a territory of Mexico, “but slight attention was paid to this distant frontier.” ($500-1,000) More>>

205. MEXICO (Republic). SECRETARIO DE ESTADO Y DEL DESPACHO DE LA GUERRA. Manuel Gómez Pedraza. Memoria del Secretario de Estado y del Despacho de la Guerra Presentada á las Cámaras en Enero de 1828. Mexico: Imprenta del Supremo Gobierno, en Palacio, 1828. [Signed and dated in type at end: México 31 de diciembre de 1827. Manuel G. Pedraza] 9 [1 blank], [6 (3 tables)] pp., 2 folded tables, title page within typographical border, simple engraving of drum above imprint.  Folio (30.5 x 21 cm) stitched as issued, original plain lower wrapper (upper wrapper wanting). First edition. Not in Palau. In this review of the state of the Mexican military, Gómez Pedraza notes numerous problems, especially a significant one with an attempt to inventory all the arms and munitions belonging to the military. Also of concern is the state of coastal fortifications, most of which he notes are badly in need of repair or rebuilding; e. g. “Tampico...es tan urgente como no hay cuarteles, baterías, casa-mata ni almancenes” (p. 5). In what is a recurring theme in these reports, San Juan de Ulúa constantly needs repairs that are never made. Without elaborating, he remarks that in keeping with the March 21, 1826, law (Streeter 714), seven presidial companies have been established in Coahuila and Texas, along with six in the borderland states of Chihuahua and Sonora. He further notes that in Coahuila and Texas two companies of militia have been established, also in keeping with the 1826 law. ($250-300) More>>

206. MEXICO (Republic). SECRETARIO DE ESTADO Y DEL DESPACHO DE LA GUERRA. José Antonio Facio. Memoria del Secretario de Estado y del Despacho de la Guerra presentada a las Camaras el Dia 16 de Marzo de 1830. Mexico: Imprenta del Águila, dirigida por José Ximeno, calle de los Medinas núm. 6, 1830. [2], 9 [1 blank], [6 (3 tables)] pp., title within elaborate ornamental border, wood-engraved vignette of military iconography.  Folio (29 x 20.2 cm), stitched as issued. First edition. Not in Palau, Sabin, Sutro, etc. Facio reviews the condition of the Mexican military and notes that despite the courage and bravery of the troops, they operate under deficient conditions. He particularly urges that several large fortifications, such as San Juan de Ulúa, be repaired soon. He also comments extensively on the funds being dispersed to support military widows and orphans and on disabled veterans. In asign of things to come, however, he notes, “El interesante Estado de Coahuila y Tejas se halla al parecer amagado por algunos aventureros del Norte...” (p. 8). He states that Manuel de Mier y Terán has been ordered to mount an expedition into the area to investigate the situation. Mier y Terán was in fact made Commandant General of the Eastern Interior Provinces, and his attempts to enforce government policy in regards to such matters as tax collection caused friction with Texas Anglo colonists and were part of the cause for the Texas Revolution. ($300-600) More>>

207. MEXICO (Republic). SECRETARIA DE ESTADO Y DEL DESPACHO DE RELACIONES INTERIORES Y ESTERIORES. Carlos García y Bocanegra. Memoria de la Secretaria de Estado y del Despacho de Relaciones Interiores y Esteriores. Leída por el Secretario del ramo en la Cámara de Diputados y en la de Senadores el dia 20 de Mayo de 1833. Mexico: Imprenta del Águila, Dirigida por José Ximeno, Calle De Medinas Núm. 6, 1833. [Signed and dated in type at end: México 20 de Mayo de 1833. Carlos García] [2], 15 [1 blank], [8] pp., title within ornate border and with wood-engraving of Mexican eagle. Folio (29.5 x 20.5 cm), stitched as issued. Light vertical crease where formerly folded, two small wormholes that occasionally touch a few letters, moderate marginal water staining on first few leaves, small hole at lower blank right margin of title, lacking final blank, but overall very good. Very rare. Copy at University of Texas, none at Yale or Bancroft. First edition. Not in Palau or Sutro. Among the problems García discusses is the still unfinished business of running the boundary line between the U.S. and Mexico, although a Mexican commission to do so was appointed in 1827. The effort has been complicated by the death of Mier y Terán (Handbook of Texas Online), and efforts are being made, he reports, to secure the instruments and documents he had in his possession concerning this problem. This boundary was not run until after the Mexican-American War. Native American raids also continue to cause troubles in the borderland states of Chihuahua and Durango. Amazingly, García reports, hundreds of Choctaws have emigrated from Florida to Nacogdoches, apparently followed in the spring by Creeks who intend to live in Texas, too. The government is preparing regulations to prevent those tribes from becoming wandering menaces. Another government initiative concerns new laws to stimulate emigration to California.  Included is a short report on the devastating cholera epidemic, recommending cleaning streets and other areas. Finally, Espinosa reports that the Pious Fund is being successfully administered by the group responsible for it. ($300-600) More>>

208. MEXICO (Republic).  PRESIDENT (Antonio López de Santa-Anna).  5 circulars and orders issued by the Ministry of War and Navy, September-November, 1853. Folio, old stitch holes in left margins and contemporary manuscript ink foliation in upper right-hand corner on all documents.  According to Dr. W. Michael Mathes, these items are manuscripts reproduced by an early form of holography using a concentrated beam of sunlight to transfer text, a process employed in Mexico during a brief period between 1850 and 1856 for short runs and to avoid printing delays and costs. The documents deal with various subjects related to the aftermath of the war of Texas independence and invasion by the United States; military rewards; problems created by the establishment of the international border; expulsion of perceived traitors; and the United States' assurance of use of the Tehuantepec passage as a means of reaching the Pacific Ocean and California without going through fever-infested Panama. ($300-600) More>>

209. [MIER EXPEDITION]. SEMANARIO DE MONTERREY. Alcance al Semanario nùm. 110 del jueves 9 de Febrero de 1843 [newspaper extra with description of the reception at Cadereyta Jiménez of the troops escorting the Texans captured at Mier, text commences] Celebridad patriótica con que en la Ciudad de Cadereyta Jiménez se recibieron à las tropas vencedoras en la Villa de Mier que conducian los prisioneros el dia 26 de Enero de 1843. [At end] [Monterrey]: Imprenta del Gobierno á cargo de Froylan de Mier, [1843]. [3] [1, blank] pp., printed in two columns. 31.2 x 21.75 cm. First edition. Streeter 997.5 (locating only the copy at Yale). Charno lists the Monterrey newspaper Semanario Politico del Gobierno de Nuevo León, noting its establishment in 1835 and locating issues as late as 1846 at Yale and San Jacinto Museum (the Benson Collection at the University of Texas holds an incomplete run of issues extending to 1849). “The Mier expedition, the last of the raiding expeditions from Texas into the area south of the Nueces River during the days of the Republic of Texas, was the most disastrous of the expeditions from Texas into Mexico” (Handbook of Texas Online: Mier Expedition). ($2,500-5,000) More>>

210. MOORE, J. H. The Political Condition of the Indians and the Resources of the Indian Territory. St. Louis: Southwestern Book and Publishing Company, 1874. 8vo, original goldenrod printed wrappers, stitched. Wrappers slightly soiled, two small chips at spinal extremities, title and first few leaves slightly foxed and light scattered foxing throughout (mostly marginal), overall very good. Preserved in half brown morocco and dark blue cloth slipcase. Very rare, both institutionally and in the trade. First edition of a very rare, frank, and insightful essay on the Indian Territory. Howes M773. Rader 2434. Moore states that he has lived in the area and has numerous ties to the Territory’s Native Americans and that he wishes to see the “race ennobled.” In his text he reviews many of the problems that he believes are restraining the advances of the Native Americans, not the least of which are venal tribal leaders and their lawyers, who not only mislead the people but also squander financial resources meant for the tribes. The second half of the book is devoted to a review of the physical characteristics and geography of the area, including a section concerning early efforts to drill for oil in Oklahoma. ($750-1,500) More>>

211. MURGUÍA, M[anuel] (publisher-lithographer). GÓMEZ, Ventura. Teatro de Nuevo-Mexico, Sorprendente Función de Mágia Artificial á beneficio del maquinista Ventura Gómez, para la noche del jueves 17 de febrero de 1859.[Mexico, 1859]. 4 pp., folio (32 x 21.5 cm), title surrounded by an elaborate surreal lithograph with six vignettes. Fine. Unusual ephemeron relating to the performance of magic, music, dance, and drama in a Mexico City theatre production. The program has three parts, among which are several illusions, such as a rainfall of gold and a mysterious star. The text, written by Ventura Gómez (who bills himself as an illusionist, basically is an apologia for the production, discussing the difficulties a producer-writer encounters in trying to present a perfect production. He states that although this production is not perfect, it will probably delight the audience anyway. The lithographed program was published by the notable firm of Manuel Murguía (1807-1860), whose works include Los mexicanos pintados por sí mismos and El Periquillo Sarniento (see Mathes, Mexico on Stone, p. 6, and Diccionario Porrúa). ($250-400) More>>

212. NEW MEXICO (Mexican Department). Original manuscript in secretarial hand, signed by José Chaves y Castillo (governor) and Miguel E. Pino (oficial mayor). The letter announces the appointment of Juan Bautista Vigil y Alarid as interim secretary, and he signs in the left margin as an example of his authentic signature. Santa Fe, May 2, 1845. One page on unwatermarked wove paper with conjugate blank, upper left first page with printed heading: Gobierno Superor del Departamento de N. Mexico. This little document is interesting on several counts. It is signed by two of the last governors of New Mexico when it was still a Department of Mexico. The paper has a printed heading at the top, making it a somewhat early New Mexico imprint (printing began in New Mexico in 1834). The purpose of the document was to authenticate the signature of one of the signers. The printed heading on the paper was probably done at the same press as that used to print a New Mexico Territory imprint (Circular) dated at Santa Fe on February 12, 1847 (see Streeter Sale 419, illustrated on p. 407). ($400-800) More>>

213. NEWMAN, John B. Texas and Mexico, in 1846; Comprising the History of Both Countries, With an Account of the Soil, Climate, and Production of Each. New York: Published by J. K. Wellman, 116 Nassau-Street, 1846. 32 pp., folding lithograph map with original hand coloring and U.S. flag planted at Point Isabel and waving across Texas, which is outlined in yellow: Mexico & Texas in 1846. Seat of War. New York. J. K. Wellman, 116 Nassau St. Lith. of Lewis & Brown, 272 Pearl St. (neat line to neat line: 23.1 x x 26.2 cm). 8vo (21.4 x 14 cm), original yellow printed First edition. Eberstadt, Texas 162:567. Howes N122. Rader 2480. Sabin 55013. In the first part of his book Newman discusses the history and geographical features of Mexico, follows with several pages on Texas (land claims, climate, agriculture, etc.), and concludes with a denunciation of the United States as a warmongering country seeking to pick a fight with a peaceful neighbor for no good reason. Concerning the fairness of the contest, he states, “...the giant who should beat a cripple would be a hero in comparison” (p. 29). Perhaps the most riveting feature of this work is the unusual and colorful map of Texas and Mexico, with its blatantly jingoistic image of the flag of the United States waving over Texas. Two boundaries between Texas and Mexico are drawn in yellow, one at the Nueces and the other at the Rio Grande. ($2,500-5,000) More>>

214. NICELY, Wilson. The Great Southwest, or Plain Guide for Emigrants and Capitalists, Embracing a Description of the States of Missouri and Kansas.... St. Louis, 1867. Lithograph map: New Map of the States of Missouri and Kansas Compiled from United States Surveys.... Neat line to neat line: 46 x 71 cm. 8vo, original cloth. Cover slightly faded and worn, small snag in spine, foredges of a few leaves nicked and lightly stained (not touching text), map detached. Overall very good; the map very fine. First edition. Bradford 3972. Clark, Travels in the New South 158. Dary, Kanzana 112. Graff 3021: “His visit via horseback to the Cherokee Neutral Lands, as well as his camping trip to Arkansas, is informative and interesting, giving a picture of conditions there soon after the close of the Civil War.” Howes N134. Rader 2484. Sabin 55165. The text presents a county-by-county breakdown and description of each southwestern Missouri county with its principal features and advantages. Other sections include tables of distances, the Homestead Law, and a journal of Nicely’s trip. The map shows the early development of the Kansas railroad system, but most of the development is still in eastern Kansas. Also shown are the Cherokee Neutral Lands (still unsettled) and the Pony Express route. Missouri, more densely populated, has considerable detail for such features as railroads, waterways, counties, settlements, and U. S. land districts. ($1,200-2,400) More>>

215. NUEVO LEÓN. LINARES. Collection of manuscript documents relating to conflict with the Republic of Texas, the Republic of Rio Grande, continuing Federalist-Centralist flurries in Northern Mexico, and the Pastry War. Nine autograph letters, signed, most originating from the Prefecture of Linares in southeastern Nuevo León, 1838-1840. Five items are 8vo; four are folio. Seventeen pages on seventeen leaves, some with integral blanks. All creased where formerly folded. One letter is moderately browned, otherwise overall condition is very good. Unusual local history. This group constitutes an interesting insight into the day-by-day affairs of a small Mexican town that is often called on to react to national problems and to do such things as supply the Mexican Army with various articles it needs. (withdrawn) More>>

216. NUEVO LEÓN (Mexican State). Gobernador (Santiago Vidaurri). [Decree of February 19, 1856, annexing Coahuila to Nuevo León]. [At top] Santiago Vidaurri, Gobernador y Comandante General del Estado Libre y Soberno de Nuevo León y Coahuila. [text commences] Considerando: que los pueblos del estado de Coahuila han manifestado espontáneamente y de una manera pública y oficial.... [dated and signed in type at end]: Dado en el Palacio del Gobierno en Monterey à 19 de Febrero de 1856.Santiago Vidaurri Jesús | Garza González, secretario. [Monterrey, 1856]. Folio broadside (33 x 20.8 cm). Horizontal crease where formerly folded, some minor edge chipping, overall light browning, else a good copy, with ink paraphs of Vidaurri and Garza. First edition. Vidaurri (1809-1867) was one of the more colorful Borderland figures of the first half of the nineteenth century-a strong friend of the Confederacy at the outset of the Civil War and a major figure of Northern Mexico. Perhaps growing weary of life under Santa-Anna, Vidaurri captured Monterrey in 1855 and rapidly conquered Coahuila and Tamaulipas, a powerful position he held practically the rest of his life. This decree annexing Coahuila to Nuevo León, justified herein as a way to thwart the aggressions of adventuresome Texans, consolidated his power over a vast area of northeastern Mexico, a position he managed to hold for at least the next two years. Vidaurri apparently used the Callahan expedition of 1855 as his pretext. Although accused by his enemies of attempting to create a “Republic of Sierra Madre,” Vidaurri always denied that such were his intentions. During the Civil War, Vidaurri made vast amounts of money channeling goods through Northern Mexico as a way around the U.S. blockade of the Texas coast. Unfortunately, he supported Maximilian and was executed shortly after the Empire collapsed. See Handbook of Texas Online: Santiago Vidaurri & Ron C. Tyler’s Santiago Vidaurri and the Southern Confederacy (Austin: Texas State Historical Association, 1973). ($300-600) More>>

217. ONDERDONK, Robert Jenkins. “Mrs. James back yard – San Antonio Tex – 1880.” Watercolor and graphite sketch with opaque highlights in red and white, mounted on old board. Signed in ink below image at left “RJO.” Image size: 13.4 x 21.2 cm (5-1/4 x 8-3/8 inches); overall 17.8 x 25.4 cm (7 x 10 inches). With original wooden frame. Later board backing, with signed statement in ink in the hand of a James family descendant: “The Back Yard of John James (The Surveyor) on Commerce Street, San Antonio Texas. Aunt Charity faintly shown in Doorway. The S.A. River Behind the Artist. The Maverick Home was on opposite side of River and The James & Maverick boys threw mud balls at each other. This home was the first two-story residence built in San Antonio.—John Alexander James.” John Alexander James was the grandson of surveyor John James. This beautifully executed watercolor is among the early paintings by Robert Jenkins Onderdonk after his arrival in Texas in 1879. Onderdonk was among the first artists trained on the East Coast to reside in Texas, and his teacher was American Impressionist William Merritt Chase, generally considered the most important and influential teacher of American artists of the era. The residence delineated is that of John James (1819-1877), pioneer surveyor and developer during the Republic of Texas and early statehood. ($10,000-20,000) More>>

218. La Orquesta. Periódico omniscio, de buen humor y con caricaturas, fundado en 1861. [Mexico City]: (successively by) Imprenta Literaria, Calle 2a de Santo Domingo núm. 10; T. F. Neve, impresor, Callejón de Santa Clara número 9; Imprenta de F. Díaz de León y S. White, Segunda Monterilla, núm. 12; and Imprenta de Díaz de León y White, Calle de Lerdo, núm. 2, 1867-1873. 6 vols. of “Tercero época”: 1867: Vol. I, Nos. 1-54 (June 26-December 28, 1867); 1868 Vol. I, Nos. 55-106 (January 2-June 27, 1868) and Vol. II, Nos. 1-45 (July 1, 1868-December 30, 1868); 1869: Vol. II, Nos. 46-149 (January 2-December 29, 1869); 1870: Vol. III, Nos. 1-105 (January 5-Decemebr 31, 1870); 1871: Vol. IV, Nos. 1-104 (January 4-December 30, 1871); 1873: Vol. VI, Nos. 1-105 (January 1-December 31, 1873). Each issue 4 pp. (printed in three columns), usually one lithograph per issue (=565 plates), lithograph plates (satirical political cartoons) by Hesiquio Iriarte, Constantine Escalante, Santiago Hernández and José María Villasana. 4to, contemporary half tan Mexican sheep over mottled boards, spine lettered and decorated in gilt. First editions of the first Mexican periodical to embody graphic political satire in a significant way, and a premier illustrated political periodical—for any time or place. Charno, Latin American Newspapers, p. 392. Mathes, Mexico on Stone, p. 30: “In 1861, La Orquesta, a periodical of political satire, established lithographic caricature as a field of its own through the excellent work of Constantino Escalante, virtual pillar of the publication until his untimely death in a railroad accident at Tlalpan in 1868.” The lithographs represent some of the most riveting early specimens of Mexico’s nationalistic printmaking art, a tradition that began with illustrations in a handful of liberal periodicals such as this one, and later blossomed to influence and encompass such prolific talents as José Guadalupe Posada and José Clemente Orozco. These illustrations proved seminal to modern Latin American art. ($5,000-10,000) More>>

219. PARKER, A[mos] A[ndrew]. Trip to the West and Texas. Comprising a Journey of Eight Thousand Miles, through New-York, Michigan, Illinois, Missouri, Louisiana and Texas, in the Autumn and Winter of 1834-5. Interspersed with Anecdotes, Incidents and Observations.With a Brief Sketch of the Texian War...Second Edition. Concord, N.H.: Published by William White; Boston: Benjamin B. Mussey, 1836. 380 pp., engraved map of the Republic of Texas with original shading in pale yellow to grants (Texas, neat line to neat line: 19.1 x 25.5 cm), 3 full-page woodcuts, publishers’ green moire cloth, title “Texas” in gilt on spine preceded by design of Texian flag, stamped with motto (“Independence” printed upside down), covers with blind-embossed borders. “The second and better edition” (Graff 3184), with significant additions: 56-page “Sketch of the Texian Revolution” (one of the earliest accounts of the Texas Revolution in a book), map of Texas, and an additional plate. The first edition came out the previous year. Basic Texas Books 159A. Buck 276. Clark, Travels in the Old South III:82. Eberstadt, Texas 162:588. Howes P74. Hubach, p. 78. Kelsey, Engraved Prints of Texas 1554-1900, pp. 28-29 (D7.22, D7.23, and D.7.24 Phillips, Sporting Books 286. Plains & Rockies IV:47a:2 (new entry). Rader 2589.  Raines, pp. 161-62: “One of the earliest descriptions of Texas in English.” Sabin 58643. Streeter 1172. The map is a rare and variant feature of this second edition. Jenkins Catalogue (The Texas Revolution) 188:169: “The gilt Lone Star flag on [the] spine [is] the first pictorial representation of the Lone Star of Texas.” ($5,000-$10,000) More>>

220. PENNIGER, Robert [G.] (editor). Fest-Ausgabe zum 50-jährigen Jubiläum der Gründung der stadt Friedrichsburg. Eine kurzgefasste Entwickelungs-Geschichte der vom Mainzer Adelsverein gegründeten deutschen Kolonien in Texas, nebst Chronik derStadt Friedrichsburg. Mit Illustrationen. Fredericksburg: Verlag von Robert Penniger, n.d. [1896]. 210 [9, ads] pp., 16 photographic plates (some with two images per plate), folding chart showing assessed value of Gillespie County from 1849 to 1890, some text illustrations (mostly in ads). 8vo (20.7 x 14.2 cm), original red cloth over pale olive green boards printed in red and black. First edition of “a highly interesting sketch of a phase of Texas history which is practically unknown in Anglo-American circles” (Rudolph Kleberg, Jr. in “The Communistic Colony of Bettina,” Southwestern Historical Quarterly Online, Volume 3, p. 33). CBC 1921. Eberstadt 163:521: “There is a wealth of material on its origin, early days, Indian relations, etc. The editor published a local weekly German paper.” Vandale 130. This history of Fredericksburg and Gillespie County published on its fifty-year anniversary includes the first German expeditions to Fredericksburg; Mainzer Adelsverein; Meusebach and the Comanche; captivities; Mormon colony (not in Flake); lynch laws; Civil War; social and civil activities; leading citizens, etc. Among the photographic plates is one of the spectacular granite pluton Enchanted Rock. The ads, some of which are pictorial, include M. Halff & Bros., Pearl Beer (with bird’s-eye view of the brewery in San Antonio), Lone Star Brewing Company (with Texas lone star topped by American Eagle), Nimitz Hotel, Charles Schreiner, Buckhorn Saloon, etc. ($200-400) More>>

221. [PHOTOGRAPHY]. KAHLO, Guillermo (Carl Wilhelm). Collection containing 201 contact prints and thirteen original glass plate negatives. Mexico, ca. 1910-1920. Contact prints measure approximately 35 x 25.5 cm; most are identified and/or numbered at bottom and some have contemporary ink notes on verso. Image sizes vary but most occupy the full sheet. Large glass plate negatives measure approximately 35.5 x 28 cm; the few smaller ones, approximately 25.5 x 20.3 cm. Most are identified in contemporary manuscript and/or with labels. Many of the negatives are in contemporary protective envelopes with manuscript notes in ink. These images were originally commissioned by the Mexican Secretaría de Educación Pública, which deaccessioned this group several years ago. Some formed the basis of exhibitions in the 1980s and 1990s, such as one at the Diego Rivera Museum. Many were published in Gerardo Murillo’s monumental Iglesias de México, 6 vols. (Mexico, 1924-27; Palau 186190) and Guillermo Kahlo, Fotografía oficial de monumentos (Mexico, 1992). They document outdoor scenes and both the exteriors and interiors of churches, monasteries, convents, and public buildings from all over Mexico, from those constructed during Spanish rule to those erected during the Díaz era. Kahlo’s main focus was on architecture rather than portraiture, although there are occasional images of other subjects, such as a dramatic, full-length glass plate image of Porfirio Díaz dressed in full regalia, which is apparently unpublished. Kahlo’s photographs are widely considered to be of the highest professional and documentary quality. ($20,000-40,000) More>>

222. [PIERPONT, John (attributed)]. The Washington Songster. New York: Turner & Fisher, No. 74 Chatham Street; Philadelphia: 15 N. Sixth St., n.d. [ca. 1846?]. 256 pp. (generally numbered on rectos only), wood-engraved frontispiece (i.e. pp. [1-2]) of George Washington standing by his horse, vignette on title (portrait of Washington), other vignettes in text. 24mo (11.7 x 8.2 cm), original dark brown, straight-grain sheep, spine lettered and decorated in gilt. First and only edition. Garrett & Goodwin, The Mexican-American War, p. 280. Sabin 62761. A scarce and interesting collection of mostly U.S. popular, topical songs, including pirate and naval songs, war songs, patriotic ditties, and love songs. In many cases the tunes are named, but no music is printed. For example, the song “Paul Jones: Liberty’s Brave Buccaneer,” is sung to the tune, “Star Spangled Banner” (p. 136). Because the songs relating to the Mexican-American War indicate that the war is possible rather than in progress, the songster probably was printed when the conflict was imminent. The compiler, believed to be the Connecticut-born Congregational minister John Pierpont (1785-1866), was a radical abolitionist and Cold Water Army advocate. At a time when Manifest Destiny was a rising force in the nation, numerous songs herein reflect the national drive to extend the country from sea to shining sea and, if necessary, fight to accomplish that goal. Many of the songs reflect a war-like attitude towards expanding the nation by force. ($500-1,000) More>>

223. RAMOS ARIZPE, [José] Miguel. Letter signed, to an unnamed church official, probably at the Iglesia de Santo Domingo in Mexico City, regarding missionary Fray Gabriel González assigned to go to California, but on whose progress no intelligence has been received. Mexico, February 14, 1827. One page (on four-page folder), laid paper with watermark (Bento Picardo), with printed heading at upper left: Ministerio de Justicia y Negocios Eclesiasticos Sección. Creased where formerly folded, otherwise fine, signed “R. Arizpe” and with paraph. Of course the names of Crockett, Travis, Bowie, et al. will be forever immortalized in Texas history and the subject of an endless stream of popular culture, yet the contributions of many great Mexicans whose words and actions truly made a difference in Texas history are all but forgotten today. One of these men is the signer of the present letter. Ramos Arizpe was a tireless promoter of Texas colonization and is known as the “Father of Mexican Federalism,” the political concept that induced many Anglos to emigrate and one of the principles on which the Texans based their quest for independence when Santa-Anna changed the rules and made Mexico centralist.   Ramos Arizpe wrote this letter in his capacity as Secretary of Justice and Ecclesiastical Affairs under President Vicente Guerrero. The content ties in with concerns expressed in the Memoria del Ministerio de Justicia y Negocios Eclesiásticos of 1832 in this catalogue about missionaries who set off to distant missions but somehow never arrive. Gabriel González, the missionary discussed in the letter, actually did arrive at his post in Baja California, where the Church of Todos Santos was his main mission. González presided over the almost total decline of missions in the area, an event brought on by widespread disease and lack of population. He was present at the U.S. invasion of the peninsula during the Mexican-American War and supposedly entertained the Marines while secretly urging Mexican partisans to attack them. (See: Richard W. Amero, “The Mexican War in Baja California” in The Journal of San Diego History, 1984), Vol. 30, No. 2). Curiously, the baptismal register of San José del Cabo indicates that he baptized his own grandchildren. He was the last Dominican priest in the area, where he died. (See: Peter Gerhard, “Gabriel Gonzilez, last Dominican in Baja California” in Pacific Historical Review 22, 1953, pp. 123-127). ($500-1,000) More>>

224. [REPUBLIC OF THE RIO GRANDE]. VILLA DE GUERRERO. COMANDANCIA MILITAR (Lieutenant Manuel Menchaca). Noticia Extraordinaria.... El 21 del corriente al ponerse el Sol recibí el oficio superior de V. S. de 18 del mismo....[Report of August 24, 1839, from Menchaca to Canalizo reporting victories over the Federalists.] [Dated and signed at end]: Monterrey, August 28, 1839, Francisco Margáin. [Colophon]: Monterrey:=1839.--Imprenta del Gobierno, á cargo del C. Froylan de Mier. Broadside in two columns (31.5 x 21.9 cm), laid paper, watermarked Bento Picardo. First edition. Streeter 949 (locating only his own copy, now at Yale): “This is an account of rather minor engagements along the Rio Grande in August, 1839, between the revolting Federalists and a small body of government troops under Lt. Manuel Menchaca in which the latter was successful.” Streeter, The Only Located Copies of 140 Texas Pamphlets and Broadsides 119. ($1,000-2,000) More>>

225. [REPUBLIC OF THE RIO GRANDE]. NUEVO LEÓN. SECRETARIA DE GOBIERNO (Francisco Margáin). El Sr. General en Gefe de la División del Norte con nota de 26 del corriente.... Informado por varios conductos de que muchos individuos andan errantes.... [Promulgates Canalizo decree of August 25, 1839 granting clemency to Federalists after their defeat]. [Dated and signed in print at end]: Monterrey, August 29, 1839, Francisco Margúin. [Monterrey: Froylan de Mier, 1839.] Broadside, laid paper (31 x 21.5 cm), watermarked PF. First edition. Not in Streeter. The victorious Canalizo grants amnesty to all the populace who will renounce the Federalist cause and swear allegiance to the central government within ten days. ($750-1,500) More>>

226. [REPUBLIC OF THE RIO GRANDE]. GUTIÉRREZ DE LARA, José Bernardo [Maximiliano]. Alcance al Seminario Político del jueves 31 de octubre de 1839. Sr. D. Antonio Zapata.... Va à hacer un año que estalló la revolución apellidando sistema federal en estos infelices Departamentos engañados por los agentes revolucionarios....[Letter from Gutiérrez de Lara at Guerrero to Zapata urging him to cease rebelling against the federal government]. [Dated and signed at end]: Mier, October 24, 1839, E. López. [Monterrey: Froylan de Mier, 1839.] Broadside in two columns, wove paper (30.5 x 21 cm). First edition. Streeter 941.2 (locating only the Yale copy). ($1,000-2,000) More>>

227. [REPUBLIC OF THE RIO GRANDE]. NUEVO LEÓN. SECRETARIA DE GOBIERNO. Secretaria de gobierno del departamento de Nuevo León. Circular. No cabe ya duda en que los ingratos y desnaturalizados Canales y Zapata.... [Order that localities form one company of infantry and one of cavalry.] [Dated and signed at end]: Monterrey, November 4, 1839, Jesús de González, with his ink paraf. [Monterrey: Froylan de Mier, 1839.] Broadside, laid paper (31.2 x 21 cm), watermarked PF. First edition. Streeter 946.2 (locating two copies, Yale and University of Texas at Arlington). ($600-1,200) More>>

228. [REPUBLIC OF THE RIO GRANDE]. NUEVO LEÓN. GOBERNADOR. (José de Jesús D. y Prieto). El Gobernador constitucional del departamento de Nuevo León à sus habitantes. Conciudadanos: El mal imponderable de la guerra amenaza de cerca á nuestros pueblos.... [Denounces the Federalist revolution in the strongest terms and urges citizens to remain loyal to the central government]. [Dated and signed at end]: Monterrey, November 9, 1839, José de Jesús D. y Prieto. [Monterrey: Froylan de Mier, 1839.] Broadside, laid paper (31.2 x 21.5 cm), watermarked with Strasburg lily. First edition. Streeter 946.1 (locating only the Yale copy). ($1,000-2,000) More>>

229. REVILLAGIGEDO, [Juan Vicente Güémez Pacheco de Padilla Horcasitas y Aguayo], Conde de. Instrucción reservada que el conde De Revilla Gigedo, dio a su successor [sic] en el mando, Marqués de Branciforte sobre el gobierno de este continente en el tiempo que fue su Virey. Mexico: Imprenta de la Calle de las Escalerillas, a Cargo del C. Agustín Guiol, 1831. [12], 353 [1 blank] pp., copper-engraved portrait of Revillagigedo within frame border, later nineteenth-century green sheep over black and tan mottled boards, spine with raised bands and gilt lettered and decorated. First edition, printed from a previously unpublished manuscript written in 1794, containing material not printed elsewhere. Andrade 3171. Palau 263470. Raines, p. 93: “This Confidential Instruction of Count Gigedo to his successor in office, Marquis de Branciforte, abounds with details of administration [and] contains 1422 official documents.” Sabin 70288: “Of great importance in connection with the government of Mexico under Spanish domination.” ($400-800) More>>

230. ROBERTS, O[ran] M[ilo]. A Description of Texas, Its Advantages and Resources.... St. Louis, 1881. Woodcut frontispiece portrait of Governor Roberts, 8 vivid chromolithograph plates, 5 lithograph maps(4 with original hand coloring. 8vo, original cloth. Spine extremities slightly worn, binding lightly spotted and with light shelf wear, corners slightly bumped, text block cracked, last signature and maps detached, one leaf (pp. 37-38) with insect damage costing a few letters, overall a good copy in original binding, the plates fresh and bright. On p. 33 and front pastedown are ink signatures of noted San Antonio attorney, jurist, and businessman, John Herndon James (1852-1912), son of noted Texas surveyor John James (see entry herein). First edition. Clark, Travels in the New South I:185: “This is a worth-while account, somewhat historical and somewhat exaggerated, of the resources nad advantages of Texas by one who was familiar with the state.”  Eberstadt, Texas 162:287. Howes R344. Raines, p. 175. Ron Tyler in an unpublished manuscript on nineteenth-century lithographs lists the chromolithographs in this book, with special discussion of the plate “Catching Cattle with Lasso,” noting that it is apparently the first lithograph of a Texas cowboy, preceding Siringo’s 1885 depiction. ($750-1,500) More>>

231. RODRÍGUEZ, [José María]. Rodríguez Memoirs of Early Texas. [San Antonio: Designed and Printed by Passing Show Printing Co. (from title verso)], 1913. 76 pp. (including frontispiece portrait of author, protected by original glassine leaf), text illustrations (mostly photographic, some vignettes of architecture, etc.), text printed within sepia border. 8vo (23 x 16.5 cm), original limp brown suede with leather ties, title and ornate frame lettered in olive and blue on upper cover. First edition, limited to 200 copies (according to the author’s preface).Cracker Barrel Chronicles 434. Dykes, Collecting Range Life Literature, p. 20 (designating a print run of 100 to 200 copies). Howes R398 (stating 100 copies printed). Rader 2814. This memoir contains much important information on San Antonio as well as Texas history and social history. Especially valuable are the sketches of sixteen pioneer San Antonio families of Spanish and Mexican descent. Jane Dysart points out that the memoir is one of the classic sources on Mexican women in San Antonio (“Mexican Women in San Antonio, 1830-1860: The Assimilation Process,” in Western Historical Quarterly, Vol. 7, No. 4, October, 1976, p. 371). Rodríguez gives crucial details not found elsewhere on military operations of the Texas Revolution at San Antonio from December 1835 to the middle of 1836 and in the early 1840s. He recounts his father’s participation in the Texan army in 1836. Timothy M. Matovino notes in The Alamo Remembered: Tejano Accounts and Perspectives (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1995): “Extant Tejano accounts remain a significant and often untapped resource for historical studies of the Alamo.” ($2,000-4,000) More>>

232. SAGE, Rufus B. Rufus B. Sage: His Letters and Papers 1836-1847 with an Annotated Reprint of His “Scenes in the Rocky Mountains and in Oregon, California, New Mexico, Texas, and the Grand Prairies” with an Introduction, Biographical Sketch and Notes by LeRoy R. Hafen...and Ann W. Hafen. Glendale: The Arthur H. Clark Company, 1956. 353 [1] + 361 pp., 2 folding maps, full-page illustrations (including frontispiece portraits), text illustrations. 2 vols., 8vo (24.5 x 17 cm), original dark green cloth, gilt-lettered spine, top edges tinted tan. This is the definitive, scholarly edition of Sage’s Scenes in the Rocky Mountains (1846). The present work was edited by the redoubtable Hafen research team, who studied Sage’s then-unpublished papers in the Coe Library at Yale. Clark & Brunet, The Arthur H. Clark Company: A Bibliography and History 104 (Vols. IV & V of the publisher’s The Far West and Rockies Historical Series). Howes S16. Mattes 61. Rittenhouse 502. The first edition (1846) is one of the Fifty Texas Rarities. ($200-400) More>>

233. SAN ANTONIO. ORDINANCES. CHIEF OF POLICE (F. H. Lancaster). Synopsis of Traffic Ordinance City of San Antonio. [San Antonio: Schneider Printing Co., ca. 1920s]. 4 pp. folder, printed on stiff card stock. 16mo (14.5 x 8.2 cm). San Antonio automobile ephemera, early and unusual. Topics include “Obedience,” “Signals,” “Pedestrians,” “Parking,” “Right of Way,” “Lights on Vehicles,” “Rules of the Road,” “Impounding Vehicles,” “Penalties,” “Speed Limits,” and “Miscellaneous.” The speed limit was ten miles per hour, but if passing another vehicle, fifteen miles per hour. Downtown is so small that the parking regulations can specify precisely when and where vehicles may park on most downtown streets. Many regulations would be recognizable to the modern motorist, such as pulling to the right and stopping for emergency vehicles, no U-turns, and prohibition against drunk driving. Other regulations might not be so familiar. For example, horse-drawn vehicles must have a lighted lamp after dark, and their drivers must signal by raising their whip when they intend to stop. ($50-100) More>>

234. [SAN ANTONIO]. Menger Hotel, Alamo Plaza. Mrs. W. A. Menger Proprietress, San Antonio, Texas. [below neat line] M. M. Mooney, Power Book and Job Printer, San Antonio, Texas. San Antonio, [1900]. Broadside on tan paper (22.5 x 13.7 cm), with wood-engraved vignette of the hotel. Light marginal chipping not affecting text or image, small stain in upper right blank margin, otherwise a fine copy of a rare survival printed on cheap newsprint. This illustrated handbill for the Menger Hotel praises its amenities, location, furnishings, and restaurant. The engraving shows the hotel before it was renovated in 1909. The hotel was a legendary Southwestern institution that survives to this day in its original location, next to the Alamo.($150-300) More>>

235. [SAN ANTONIO]. Souvenir of San Antonio, Texas [cover title]. N.p., [ca. 1888]. [12] leaves, accordion fold souvenir booklet, rectos with 30 lithographed views in sepia on coated paper. Rear pastedown is ad for Paul Wagner's Bazaar, 22, 24 & 26 Commerce Street, San Antonio. 12mo (15 x 12.5 cm), original gilt-decorated brown boards (separated at spine). Some wear to boards, interior fine. 1888 gift inscription in ink at rear. The various issues and printings of this little booklet have as yet to be determined. Not in CBC. Includes images of the Alamo, “Texas Cowboys in San Pedro Park,” etc. ($100-200) More>>

236. [SNELLING, William Joseph]. Tales of Travels West of the Mississippi. By Solomon Bell [pseudonym], Late Keeper of the Traveller's Library, Province-House Court, Boston...With a Map, and Numerous Engravings. Boston: Gray and Bowen—Washington Street, 1830. xvi, 162 pp. (including many woodcut text illustrations, some full page), folded engraved woodcut map inserted at front. 12mo (15 x 9.5 cm.), contemporary black roan over marbled boards, gilt-lettered spine. First edition of the first children’s book printed in the United States concerning the Lewis and Clark Expedition and the first such book set in the Transmississippi West. American Imprints (1830) 3535. BAL 18411. Brinley Sale 4451. Graff 3875. Hamilton, Early American Book Illustrators (Supplement) 1538. Howes S739. Littell 966. Plains & Rockies III:13n. Strathern 514. Streeter Sale 3129. Wheat, Mapping the Transmississippi West 394; Vol. II, p. 97. Not in Wright, although other works by Snelling are listed. ($500-1,000) More>>

237. SPAIN. LAWS. Ordenanzas de S.M. para el regimen, disciplina, subordinacion, y servicio en sus exercitos. Tomo I. Subdividido en tres tratados de Orden de S.M. Mexico: En la Oficina de Don Mariano de Zuñiga y Ontiveros, 1811. [14], 336, 357-466 [2 blank] pp. (text complete). 8vo (15.3 x 11 cm), full contemporary tree sheep, spine with gilt ruling and lettering, edges sprinkled red. Not in Medina, Palau, or other standard sources. It is not known if a second volume was ever printed. These regulations were Carlos III’s attempts to put his armed forces on a more professional footing. They were implemented by Carlos III as part of his program of reforms affecting Spain both at home and in its colonies in America and elsewhere. ($500-1,000) More>>

238. SZWEDZICKI, C. (publisher). Amos Bad Heart Buffalo, Kills Two, Pretty Hawk, Chief Washakie, Katsikodi, Silver Horn, Unknown Mandan, Unknown Shoshone (artists). Vol. I: Sioux Indian Painting Part I Painting of the Sioux and Other Tribes of the Great Plains with Introduction and Notes by Hartley Burr Alexander. Vol. II: Sioux Indian Painting Part II The Art of Amos Bad Heart Buffalo with Introduction and Notes by Hartley Burr Alexander. Nice, France: Published by C. Szwedzicki, 22 Rue Louis de Coppet, 22, Exclusive Representative for U.S.A. French & European Publications, Inc., New York City, [1938]. Vol. I: 16 pp., 25 leaves of plates (Plate 11 numbered 11A and 11B; Plate 8 on same sheet as 11B). Vol. II: 10 pp., 25 leaves of plates. Titles printed in red and black; letterpress text, introduction, and contents in English and French in parallel columns, 50 prints of drawings in Plains Indian pictographic styles done in collotype and pochoir processes (42 full color, 8 black and white, each sheet measures 40.5 x 38.7 cm). 2 vols., folio (51 x 39 cm), original portfolios (light grey cloth over darker grey boards) with ribbon ties (some ties missing on Part 2), each portfolio with original color print mounted on upper cover. First edition, limited edition (#289 of 400 copies signed by publishers C. Szwedzicki and V. Crespin). Goetzmann & Goetzmann, The West of the Imagination, p. 221: “Besides the verbal accounts of the Little Big Horn Battle, the only visual records are those left by the Indians. Of these, the principal one is a long series of drawings done by the Oglala Sioux, Amos Bad Heart Buffalo, who was only six at the time of the battle, but who became the tribal historian.... Bad Heart Buffalo’s series is a masterful piece of primitive ledger art.” ($2,500-5,000) More>>

239. TEXAS (PROVISIONAL GOVERNMENT). CONSULTATION (November, 1835). Journals of the Consultation held at San Felipe de Austn [sic], October 16 [-November 14], 1835. Houston: Published by Order of Congress [title verso: Telegraph Power Press 500], 1838. 54, [2 blank] pp. Bound with: TEXAS (PROVISIONAL GOVERNMENT). GENERAL COUNCIL. Journal of the Proceedings of the General Council of the Republic of Texas, held at San Felipe de Austin, November 14th 1835. Houston: National Intelligencer Office--Houston, 1839. 363, [1 blank] pp. 2 vols., in one, 21 x 13.2 cm., full contemporary sheep with blind embosure of the Department of State of the Republic of Texas on upper cover, spine lettered in blind and with raised bands, spine and covers rolled in blind, contemporary blue marbled endpapers, edges sprinkled. First editions. Gilcrease-Hargrett, p. 362 (second title): "Excessively rare." Howes S69 (first title) & T130 (second title). Rader 3054 & 3055. Raines, p. 229. Sabin 94952 & 94958. Streeter 245 & 337. The first item records the work and pronouncements of the Consultation in early November that assembled to guide Texas towards independence. The second item records the meetings of the first more-or-less formal Texas government, called the General Council, that met from November 14, 1835, to March 11, 1836. The successive owners of this volume (John Calvin McCoy and John Milton McCoy) were important figures in early Texas. A finer copy with a more distinguished provenance would be difficult to locate. ($15,000-30,000) More>>

240. [TEXAS ANNEXATION]. JOLLIVET, [Thomas-Marie-Adolphe]. Documents Américains, Annexion du Texas, Émancipation des Noirs, Politique de l’Angleterre, par M. Jollivet, Membre de la Chambre des Députés. Paris: de l’Imprimerie de Bruneau, Rue Croix-des-Petits-Champs, 33, 1845. 40 pp. 8vo (21 cm), original grey printed paper wrappers, title within typographical border, lower wrapper plain except for type ornaments, bound in modern burgundy paper boards, gilt-lettered spine label. First edition. Harper 172:331. Howes J178. Rader 2108. Raines, p. 128. Sabin 36415. Streeter 1588. This is the first blast in a triple salvo that this prominent French agitator fired against abolitionists in England in 1845 (see Streeter 1588A, 1588B). This pamphlet prints three separate documents. Jollivet (1799-1848), an influential French politician of the time involved in colonial policy and anti-abolition efforts, was caricatured in an 1833 lithograph by the great French satirical master, Honoré Daumier. ($500-1,000) More>>

241. [TEXAS CARICATURE]. “Invasion of Mexico! Grand Review of the Texas Army!!” Wood engraving within line border, 8 x 12.2 cm. Illustration of buffo, dandily dressed commander inspecting and reviewing comically pathetic rag-tag troops armed with sticks. The engraving is found in: Dollar Weekly: The Cheapest Paper Ever Published!-The Miracle of the Age! One Dollar a Year, with Two Hundred Original Engravings. By Herrick & Ropes. New York, June 25, 1842, Vol. I, No. 31. 4 pp. printed in 7 columns, 5 illustrations (including masthead). Folio (63 x 46 cm), disbound. The print pokes fun at the ill-prepared Republic of Texas militia and volunteers during the Mexican reinvasion of Texas in 1842 (see: Handbook of Texas Online: Mexican Invasions of 1842). A rare and unusual piece of satiric Texas iconography. The Dollar Weekly specialized in popular humor and dreadful poetry, with a little news (mostly the colorful type) thrown in. ($30-60) More>>

242. [TEXAS PICTORIAL LETTERSHEET]. THIELEPAPE, Wilhelm Carl August. Main Plaza. San Antonio, Texas, 185 [below view] Lith. from Nature and publ. by W. C. A. Thielepape, San Antonio. Lithograph lettersheet, oval view: 5.6 x 16.3 cm; view with title, imprint, and date line: 6.3 x 16.2 cm; entire sheet: 24.7 x 19.2 cm. San Antonio, n.d. [ca. 1855]. With autograph letter in French of Alphonse Portanery to his parents in France, dated at San Antonio, April 5, 1856, closely written on both sides, in a clear, legible hand, primarily discussing his recent marriage and the problems and opportunities it presents. On the whole an interesting look into the social customs and times of San Antonio as seen through the eyes of a French emigrant. Creased where formerly folded, a few light spots (not affecting image), old ink filing notation at upper left blank margin, overall fine. California is blessed with hundreds of nineteenth-century lettersheets, but only a few exist for Texas. This exceedingly rare print is likely the first lithograph view of Texas made in Texas (the other candidate being Lowe’s bird’s-eye view of Austin; see [BIRD’S-EYE VIEW]. LAWRENCE, A. B. (attributed). A History of Texas herein)). See full description on our web catalogue for Ron Tyler’s excellent commentary. ($3,000-6,000) More>>

243. [TEXAS WAR]. Diario del Gobierno de la República Mexicana. Mexico City: Imprenta del Águila, José Ximeno & I[gnacio Cumplido], 1836-1840. Five issues of four pages each and two supplements (three- and four-columns), most containing materials about Texas. Folio (approximately 41.5 x 31.4 cm), with wood-engraved masthead (two variants of the Mexican eagle). Charno, Latin American Newspapers (pp. 332-333). The Diario, the official periodical of the Mexican government, was established on February 10, 1835, and ran until late 1847. ($500-1,000) More>>

244. TORNEL [Y MENDÍVIL], José María. Tejas y los Estados- Unidos de América, en sus relaciones con la República Mexicana. Mexico: Impreso por Ignacio Cumplido, calle de los Rebeldes N. 2, 1837. 98 pp. 8vo, original tan printed back wrapper (front wrapper and spine supplied in expert facsimile on matching paper), stitched. First edition. Eberstadt, Texas 162:841. Fifty Texas Rarities 18. Graff 4167. Howell, California 50:233: “An important analysis of Mexican-Texan relations. The former Minister Plenipotentiary to the United States from Mexico, General Tornel was at the time this pamphlet was written Secretary of War and Marine. He details all land grants up to 1837, and reports on the American attempts at revolution in California, as well as their various schemes for colonizing Mexican territories.”  Howes T302. Palau 334525. Rader 3145. Ramos, Bibliografía de la Historia de México 4329. Sabin 96208. Streeter 932. ($1,500-3,000) More>>

245. UNITED STATES. DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE. In Congress, July 4, 1776. The Unanimous Declaration of the Thirteen United States of America [lower left] W. J. Stone Sc. Washn. [Washington: Peter Force, 1848]. Copper-engraved facsimile broadside on rice paper. Sheet size: Approximately 73 x 65 cm. With the broadside is a complete set of the Fourth and Fifth Series of: FORCE, Peter (editor). American Archives.... Washington: Published by M. St. Clair Clarke and Peter Force, 1837-1853. 9 vols., folio (35.5 x 25 cm), all but one vol. original three-quarter sheep over marbled boards with gilt-lettered spines (Vol. I of Fourth Series rebound in modern blue buckram). Second edition of the original official signed and engrossed Declaration of Independence, pulled from the copper plate of the original engrossed document by William J. Stone in 1823 (the Stone edition consisted of 201 copies); first edition of Peter Force’s nine-volume series American Archives. Howes F245. Sabin 25053: “Great storehouse of British Colonial and American history.” Like the first printing of the Declaration of Independence by Dunlap (One Hundred Influential American Books Printed Before 1909 #15; Printing and the Mind of Man 220), the original Stone copper engraving is a legendary rarity. By wetting the original Declaration, Stone was able to transfer some of the ink to a copper plate, which took him about three full years to engrave. In the process of transferring the image, however, he partially effaced the original document, which was even subsequently further damaged by exposure to sunlight while on display in the Patent Office. Thus, his facsimiles and the subsequent Force facsimiles are the only surviving images that reveal what the original Declaration looked like before it was damaged. ($15,000-25,000) More>>

246. URREA, José de, et al. Noticias Interesantes. [text commences] Con el objeto de que los habitantes del Departamento se impongan de los triunfos conseguidos por las armas de la Nacion sobre los colonos de Tejas...Victoria marzo 23 de 1836.-José Urrea. [Colophon] Toluca:---Año de 1836. Imprenta del Departamento de México, à cargo del C. Juan Matute. Toluca: C. Juan Matute, 1836. 4 pp. (printed in double folio), on laid paper, watermark, folio (30.5 x 21.5 cm). First edition. Streeter 896: “This has an interesting series of reports by Urrea of the minor engagement at the Mission del Refugio on March 14, of his clash with Fannin on March 20 followed by Fannin’s surrender on March 21, and of the surrender to him of Colonel Ward not far from Victoria on March 22.” On page 3 is given a brief synopsis of the controversial and deadly surrender document in which Fannin’s men are promised treatment as prisoners of war but at the discretion of the Supreme Government, a provision that allowed Santa-Anna to order their execution at the Goliad Massacre. ($1,000-2,000) More>>

247. VERGER, Fr. Rafael José (1722-1790). Manuscript report in ink, signed at end, written to Mexican Viceroy Antonio María de Bucareli y Ursúa, dated at Colegio de San Fernando de México, July 22, 1772. 11 pp. on laid paper with watermark of horse, folio (30.5 x 21.5 cm), stitched. This document appears to be a file copy kept by Verger because it does not contain an address cover (carátula), an internal address, or annotations by Bucareli. This is the first part of Verger´s answer to the viceregal order of July 15, 1772, for a report on the precise status of the missions of the College of San Fernando in the Californias as soon as possible. Verger (b. Mallorca in 1722) came to New Spain with Junípero Serra, Francisco Palóu, Juan Ramos de Lora, Juan Crespí, and Fermín de Lasuén to the College of San Fernando in 1749; missionary in the Sierra Gorda from 1750 to 1758; elected guardian 1770-1774 and 1777-1780; bishop of Linares (Nuevo León) 1783-1790; established Monterrey as seat of diocese, d. Monterrey in 1790. ($10,000-20,000) More>>

248. [VIRGIN OF GUADALUPE]. Group of nine ephemeral Mexican publications relating to the Virgin of Guadalupe, most printed in Mexico, ca. 1830. Generally in fine condition. This lot includes a very rare Mexico City, 1815, sheet almanac, in addition to small broadsides of poetry praising the Virgin and seeking her blessings. Many are also decorated with woodcuts depicting her and elaborate typographical borders. An interesting lot reflecting Mexico’s continuing fascination with and devotion to a potent national symbol. ($500-1,000) More>>

249. [VIRGIN OF GUADALUPE]. Los doce estrellas de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe meditaciones y plegarias para visitar en espíritu los días doce de cada mes su santuario. Con aprobación de le Sagrada Mitra. Puebla: Tip. del Colegio de Artes, Bóvedas de la Compañía núm. 8, 1876. 163 [16] pp. (title and text within ornamental borders), lithograph illustration of Virgin of Guadalupe (15 x 9.7 cm including border) on p. [2]. 8vo (21.5 x 15.7 cm), original dark blue wrappers. Laid in is another lithograph of the Virgin: Ntra. Sra. Guadalupe. Lito. del Colegio de Artes (neat line to neat line: 8.7 x 5.7 cm (other than a few minor fox marks, fine). First edition? Not in Palau, Sabin, etc. The content consists of twelve devotions meant to be performed on the twelfth of every month. Although nothing is known of the press that produced this lovely work, it was apparently located in one of the several schools with similar names in nineteenth-century Mexico. ($250-450) More>>

250. [VIRGIN OF GUADALUPE]. MONTÚFAR, Al[onso] de. [Caption title and first few lines of text] Nos Don Fr. Alonso de Montúfar. Por la Miseración divina, Arzobispo de México, y del Consejo de su Magestad: A los muy Reverendos y Magnificos Dean y Cabildo de Nuestra Santa Iglesia Catedral.... [at p. 23] Dada en México á dies y seis dias del mes de enero de mil quinientos y setenta años. [colophon] Se volvió á imprimir por orden del Illmô. y V. Sr. Abad y Cabildo de la Insigne y Real Colegiata de Santa Maria de Guadalupe. Año de 1803. Mexico, 1803. 24 pp., recto of first leaf with copper engraving of the Virgin of Guadalupe: [at top in banner] Mea est fortitudo [below in image] Per Me Reges Regnant. 12mo (14.6 x 10 cm), stitched. Third edition. Mathes, Bibliotheca Novohispana Guadalupana, p. 68. Mathes, Illustration in Colonial Mexico: Woodcuts and Copper Engravings in New Spain, 1539-1821 #9609. Medina 9609.  The text does not relate to the Virgin of Guadalupe but rather to Montúfar’s promulgation of rules and regulations about conduct expected of priests and participants during church services. The lovely, skillfully executed engraving is not clearly attributed, although the letter “M” (e.g., Antonio Onofre Morales) can be faintly seen at lower left of the image. ($250-500) More>>

251. [VIRGIN OF GUADALUPE]. Ntra. Sra. de Guadalupe de Megico [below border at lower right] S. L. P. ã. 1851. N.p. [Mexico], 1851. Lithograph of the Virgin of Guadalupe on cloth, ornate frame border with flowers. Image area including title: 18 x 12 cm. A rare survival, given the ephemeral nature of the item and the fragile medium. ($500-1,000) More>>

252. WADSWORTH, W[illiam]. The National Wagon Road Guide, from St. Joseph and Council Bluffs, on the Missouri River, Via South Pass of the Rocky Mountains, to California. Containing a minute description of the entire route, with all its branches and cut-offs; distances from place to place; lakes, springs, creeks, rivers, ferries and fording places; mountains, canons [sic], deserts, alkali lagoons, meadows, camping and recruiting places; birds, animals, insects and reptiles; natural phenomena and remarkable scenery; with a Map of the Route, including the Salt Lake Country, with an Appendix. By W. Wadsworth. San Francisco: Whitton, Towne & Co., Printers and Publishers, No. 125 Clay Street, corner of Sansome, 1858. 160 pp. (including frontispiece), 30 wood-engraved illustrations by Charles Nahl and others (some full page, including wrapper illustrations), lithograph folded map by Kuchel & Dresel (in partial facsimile): Map of the Overland Route [lower left below neat line] Kuchel & Dresel Lith. 176 Clay St. S.F., approximately 13 x 45.5 cm. 8vo (17 x 10.5 cm), original pale green upper wrapper and spine (lacking lower wrap), wrapper title within ornamental border: The National Wagon Road Guide. [illustration of buffalo] In the Trail of the Buffalo, Followed First the Indian, Then The White Man. [rule] [six lines of verse] [rule] San Francisco: Published by Whitton, Towne & Co. 125 Clay St., corner Sansome. 1858; ads on verso of upper wrapper. Lacking lower wrapper and approximately 35 (of 41) cm of map (provided in facsimile). First edition of a very rare overland and a somewhat early California imprint. Cowan II, p. 665 (not in Cowan I). Graff 4502 (map with ms. notes, wraps). Flake 9499. Graff 4502. Greenwood, California Imprints, 1832-1862 #1029 (Copyrights, Appendix A, #147). Howes W3 (“d”). Huntington Sale 941: “Excessively rare. No record of sale at auction... Wagner says: ‘I think there is no doubt but that a map was published with this guide, but the copy in the Bancroft library lacks it as well as my own’” (the Huntington duplicate of Wadsworth in that 1923 sale went to Eberstadt for $290). Jones, Adventures in Americana 281 (illustrated). Kurutz, The California Gold Rush 656. Mattes, Platte River Road Narratives 1311: “Emigrant guidebooks as such are not included in this bibliography with the exception of a few...in which the authors tell of their own personal adventures in addition to the usual advice and listing of mileage checkpoints. Wadsworth’s observations, although limited and somewhat effusive, qualify him as an eyewitness.” Mintz, The Trail 476. Plains & Rockies IV:313. Sabin 100930. Streeter Sale 3185 (complete copy with wraps and map): “This is one of the two perfect copies recorded of what seems to me the most satisfactory of the overland guides. Wadsworth had himself made several trips across the plains, of which he tells various incidents, and in writing his guide he had the advantage of over a dozen years of experience. In addition he knew how to write.-TWS.” ($7,500-15,000) More>>

253. WALL, Bernhardt. The Anthony Kroll collection of etchings, etched and printed books, post cards, emphemera, and research material relating to Bernhardt Wall. In the annals of etching and fine press books, Bernhardt Wall (1872-1956) is acknowledged as a pioneer, and his work is unique in the art of the book. He acknowledged his debt to Dard Hunter, the master handcraft printer and bookmaker who resided near Wall in Lime Rock, Connecticut. Like Hunter, Wall oversaw every aspect of his books: “Wall wrote and illustrated his books, designed them, etched the plates, printed and signed each etching, then cut, folded, gathered, sewed, bound, lettered, and labeled them” (Lowman, Printing Arts in Texas). Wall worked in Texas, California, New York, and Connecticut. His work has a wide appeal, and the array of subjects he addressed through his art is remarkable and has a wide appeal to people of all ages, persuasions, and classes. One of Wall’s primary concerns was American history and its heroes. He devoted nearly a hundred individual volumes to Lincoln alone, and in his work we glimpse the lives of Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, Sam Houston, Stephen F. Austin, Robert E. Lee, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Lafayette, and many, many others. His interests also carried him into the field of literature, with etchings about Mark Twain, Edgar Allen Poe,Walt Whitman, and many others.We also find documentation of military history and heroes, musicians, artists, actors, sports figures, scientists, religious figures, and, very often, the common man and the little glories of every day life. For more on Wall see Msgr. Francis J. Weber’s Following Bernhardt Wall (Austin: Book Club of Texas, 1994). ($25,000-50,000) More>>

254. WATTS, John Sebrie. Manuscript legal journal. 1872. [152] pp. (of which 103 are written upon), ruled wove paper. 8vo (19 x 14.5 cm), contemporary black roan over brown, dark blue, and pink marbled boards, upper cover with Watts’ paper label written in ink: “John S. Watts Atty. El Paso Docket....” A revealing journal documenting John S. Watts’ activities as an attorney practicing in El Paso, Texas, and Santa Fe, New Mexico. Entries include case summaries, case law and precedents to be used in Watts’ legal arguments, extensive coverage and documentation relative to Watts’ role as both attorney and defendant in an El Paso case involving the Ponce de León land grant and El Paso civic leader Joseph Magoffin (pp. [63]-[98]), and the draft of a lengthy petition to the U.S. Congress (pp. [116]-[137]) seeking relief from claims upon Watts and others as sureties for the bond of office on James L. Collins as Receiver of Public Moneys and United States Designated Depository in Santa Fe. The claims stem from the robbery of the Depository and Collins’ murder during the theft. Near the end (pp. [148]-[149]) is the draft of a document relative to lands belonging to the heirs of Samuel A. Maverick. Dated entries are from mid-1872. ($4,000-6,000) More>>

255. [WESTERN AMERICANA].  Approximately 90 books.  ($2,000-4,000) More>>

256. [WESTERN AMERICANA].  Approximately 55 books.  ($2,000-4,000) More>>

257. [WESTERN AMERICANA].  Approximately 90 books.  ($2,500-5,000) More>>

258. [WESTERN AMERICANA].  Approximately 25 books.  ($700-1,400) More>>

259. [WESTERN AMERICANA]. Approximately 60 books.  ($2,000-4,000) More>>

260. [WESTERN AMERICANA]. Approximately 45 books.  ($1,500-3,000) More>>

261. WILLIAMS, J[ohn] J[ay]. [Text] The Isthmus of Tehuantepec: Being the Results of a Survey for a Railroad to Connect the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.... New York, 1852. Folded lithograph map of the world, folding diagram (thermal curves), plan, 14 tinted lithograph plates on tinted grounds (views of Tehuantepec and tortilla makers). [Atlas] Maps Illustrating the Isthmus of Tehuantepec. New York, 1852. 8 large folded lithograph maps. 2 vols., 8vo, original cloth). Text vol. binding worn and chipped at extremities, minor scattered light foxing. Atlas vol. lightly worn and one small split on spine, the maps very fine. The work is seldom found complete with text and atlas. First edition. Hill I, pp. 327-328: “This book was published to inform the American public of the advantages to be gained by an inter-ocean link built across the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, west of the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. Palau 375712. Sabin 3480. The attractive lithographic plates by Sarony depict people, scenes and buildings in the region. The plates were extensively “borrowed” by others who subsequently wrote on Tehuantepec. ($500-1,000) More>>

262. WORLD COTTON CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION (New Orleans 1884-1885). COMISIÓN MEXICANA. Esposicion Universal de Nueva Orleans 1884-1885 Comisión Mexicana [text commences] Invitada la República Mexicana á gran fiesta de inteligencia y el trabajo á que los Estados Unidos de América ha convocado á las demás pueblos civilizados de la Tierra.... [at end] México, 15 de Junio de 1884. El Comisión General Porfirio Díaz. El Secretario Eduardo E. Zárate. N.p., n.d. [Mexico City, ca. 1884]. Double elephant folio broadside (67 x 91.5 cm), printed in red and black in large wooden display type. Creased where formerly folded, light browning to one fold on right side, some folds and left edge professionally strengthened, minor losses at folds and small loss of upper blank margin at upper left. Overall an amazing survival of a fragile, ephemeral item. First edition. This is a rousing patriotic appeal to the Mexican populace to support Mexico’s participation in the upcoming World Cotton Centennial in New Orleans, which was organized around the idea that the first recorded export of cotton from the British colonies was in 1784. This project must have greatly appealed to Díaz, who would become president of Mexico in early December of 1884 and who was greatly interested in modernizing and showcasing Mexico. ($300-600) More>>

263. [WYOMING TERRITORY]. PATTEE, James Monroe. Wyoming Monthly Lottery by Authority of an Act of the Legislature Draws on the 30th of each and every month during the year 1876...Tickets $1 each, or 6 for $5. 1 Chance in Every 3. Capital Prize $50,000...70,755 Prizes amounting to $275,000.... [at end] James Monroe Pattee, Laramie City, Wyoming. N.B. The money must accompany all orders for Tickets to the Monthly Drawing. These monthly drawings never fail to take place at the time set. [Laramie City: Daily Sentinel Print, 1875]. Broadside (29.2 x 15.3 cm). Creased where formerly folded, a few light stains and dustsoiling, small ink dot at lower right blank margin, some folds strengthened, and with a few tiny losses. Rare and unrecorded. Early unrecorded Wyoming Territory imprint by a notorious swindler. The present imprint is an ad for James Monroe Pattee’s lottery, which for the most part was a complete scam with only a few winners at the lowest levels of play. Overall Pattee is a fascinating example of the type of sharpie that the West often attracted. ($1,000-2,000) More>>

264. [YAQUI RIVER MISSIONS]. QUIROZ Y MORA, Miguel de. Contemporary manuscript copy of Quiros' letter written as Chief Magistrate of the province of Ostímuri to Cristóbal de Guarrola, Captain General of the Yaqui River. Río Chico, November 26, 1734. 12 pp., in Spanish. 8vo (21.5 x 15.5 cm). This letter addresses several problems in the governance of Sonora-the protectorate over the Yaqui established by the Society of Jesus, the question of sending Yaquis as soldiers to Baja California, the problem of the influx of a vagabond population, and the question of royal authority. ($750-1,500) More>>

265. [YUCATAN REVOLUTION]. Three printed decrees from 1840 by the Mexican government concerning ports and shipping. These are important background documents on Mexico's attempts to deal with the rising revolt in Yucatan, which broke out in February 1840, when Yucatan declared its independence. First editions. 3 imprints. ($600-800) More>>

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266. COLLINS, Jane L.  Autograph letter signed, to her husband Virgil in Houston, Texas, giving family news and urging him to leave Texas as soon as possible.  Goshen, Connecticut, April 7, 1839.  [4] pp., including integral address leaf.  With postal markings indicating 25 cents was paid to send the letter and that it went by ship to New Orleans, where it was stamped by Texian mail agent Sam Ricker, Jr., with his bold, oval stamp in black ink.  Creased where formerly folded with splits along some folds (minor losses), remnants of old wax seal which cost one word when the letter was originally opened; address leaf moderately soiled.  Overall, a very good example written in a clear, legible hand. An interesting, moving letter in which a young wife left behind in Connecticut with a small daughter (two feet, seven inches tall) expresses her hopes and fears concerning her husband’s perilous business trip to Texas and their own future together. ($500-1,000) More>>


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