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Mathes sums up Filisola succinctly: “Filisola was a straight arrow in

a time of many crooked ones. His memorias are, to me, about the best

early Texana item from an historical viewpoint.”

(

$1

,

500

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3

,

000

)

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....

Washington,

1843

.

First leaf with transmittal letter not present.

6

lithograph plates, fold-

ed lithograph map:

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,

neat line to neat line:

82

.

7

x

35

.

5

cm.

8

vo, modern sheep over marbled boards.

First edition

, with classic

images of Western iconography and cartography, present here in

their

fi

rst and superior appearance. Gra

ff 1437

. Grolier American

Hundred

49

: “Made clear the

fi

rst half of the route to Oregon

through the South Pass and cast doubts on the prevailing myth of a

great American desert between the Missouri and the Rockies.”

Hasse, p.

31

. Hill I, p.

112

. Hill II:

639

. Howes F

371

. Mattes,

Platte

River Road Narratives

64

: “One of the great landmark documents.”

Mintz,

The Trail

164

.

Plains & Rockies

IV:

95

. Sabin

25843

. Streeter

Sale

3130

n. 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 com-

mencing to head for the Far West.”

(

$1

,

000

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2

,

000

)

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

....

Washington,

1845

.

22

lithograph plates &

5

maps, including the large map in pocket:

Map

of an Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains in the Year

1842

and to

Oregon &North California in the Years

1843

-

44

(neat line to neat line:

78

x

129

.

5

cm).

8

vo, original cloth (neatly rebacked, original spine and end-

papers preserved, hinges strengthened). Binding lightly stained, mod-

erately shelf worn, interior with intermittent light to moderate foxing

and browning, plates with moderate uniform browning, generally a

very good copy in original condition, the large map very good to

fi

ne,

much better than usually found, with uniform light age toning and

browning at folds, and a few clean, short splits (no losses).

First edition

(the Senate issue, with the astronomical and meteorological observa-

tions omitted from the House issue). Gary Kurutz describes the report

and map as “the vade mecum of Manifest Destiny” (Volkmann,

Zamorano

80

, Sloan Auction

12

:

39

&

39

An). Cohen,

Mapping the West

,

pp.

130

-

133

. Cowan I, pp.

91

,

269

. Cowan II, pp.

223

. Edwards,

Enduring

Desert

, pp.

89

-

90

. Gra

ff 1436

. Grolier American Hundred

49

. Hill I, pp.

112

-

113

. Hill II:

640

. Holliday

396

. Howell,

California

50

:

88

. Howes

F

370

. Mintz,

The Trail

165

.

Plains &Rockies

IV:

115

:

1

. Rumsey

1833

: “The

large map of the west is one of the most interesting and beautiful gov-

ernment maps of the

1840

s. It

fi

lled in many of the gaps in cartograph-

ic knowledge of the west.” Sabin

25845

. Schwartz & Ehrenberg,

The

Mapping of America

, pp.

262

,

271

-

78

. Streeter Sale

3131

. Tweney,

The

Washington

89

#

22

. Walgren,

The Scallawagiana Hundred: A Selection of

the Hundred Most Important Books about the Mormons and Utah

29

.

Wheat,

Mapping the Transmississippi West

497

& & II, pp.

194

-

200

:

“[Frémont’s report and map] changed the entire picture of the West

[and] represented trustworthy direct observation, a new, welcome, and

long overdue development in the myth-encrusted cartography of the

West. To Frémont and his magni

fi

cent map of his Second Expedition

all praise.” Wheat,

Maps of the California Gold Region

21

. Wheat,

“Twenty-Five California Maps” #

3

: “The prototype of many Gold

Rush maps.”

Zamorano

80

#

39

.

(

$1

,

500

-

3

,

000

)

With the Rufus Sage Map

53

. FRÉMONT, J[ohn] C[harles] & [ Jessie Benton Frémont].

Narrative of the Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains....

Syracuse,

1847

.

2

plates & lithograph map:

Map of Oregon, California,

New Mexico, N.W. Texas & the Proposed Territory of Ne-Bras-Ka. By

Rufus B. Sage.

1846

(neat line to neat line:

44

.

7

x

60

.

7

cm).

8

vo, origi-

nal cloth. Binding lightly rubbed and with minor shelf wear, corners

lightly bumped, slight tide line a

ff

ecting only a small section of outer

edge of text block at lower right corner (not a

ff

ecting text or map),

generally very good to

fi

ne, very clean copy. Map: Trimmed close into

right neat line, left margin somewhat split and browned, creased

where folded, overall very good to

fi

ne. Early commercial edition of

Frémont’s epochal report, abridged from the o

ffi

cial version (see pre-

ceding entry), and the only edition of Frémont’s narrative to contain

the Sage map. Howes (F

370

) calls this Syracuse

1847

edition with the

map the “best edition.” Gra

ff 1433

. Hill I, p.

113

. Hill II:

642

(map not

mentioned). Mintz,

The Trail

165

.

Plains & Rockies

IV:

115

:

9

. Streeter

Sale

3132

. Wheat,

Mapping the Transmississippi West

527

& pp.

41

-

43

(illustrated p.

40

): “One of the earliest [maps] to depict the

fi

nally-

determined Oregon boundary...one of the earliest attempts to show

on a map the ever-more-heavily traveled emigrant road to California.”

Wheat,

Maps of the California Gold Region

30

. References to Sage map:

Ellis,

Colorado Mapology

, p.

41

. Littell

904

: “One of the rarest maps of

the western country.” Wheat,

Mapping the Transmississippi West

527

&

Vol. II, pp.

40

-

43

. Wheat,

Maps of the California Gold Region

30

.

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$5

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000

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10

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000

)

54

. [GALVESTON]. VERKIN PHOTO COMPANY.

Galveston

Prints

[cover title].

8

pp. (typescript) +

40

black and white, profes-

sional, labelled photographs (each

19

.

2

x

24

.

1

cm) + 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. [ca.

1939

]. Contemporary ring binder notebook. Spine par-

tially perished and repaired with tape, moderate shelf wear, name

e

ff

aced from upper cover; contents very good. A promotional and

informational piece assembled as part of the e

ff

ort to sell the

Galveston city wharves to the city itself. The sale was consummated

on November

29

,

1940

. This is an excellent written and photograph-

ic summary of an important Texas port at the end of the Great

Depression and on the eve of World War II.

(

$300

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600

)

55

. [GEOGRAPHY]. SÁNCHEZ DE BUSTAMANTE, A[nto-

nio].

Nuevo curso completo de geografía universal....

Paris: Librería de

Rosa,

1844

.

10

folding engraved maps and plates, including

2

maps

showing Texas.

2

vols.,

8

vo, contemporary calf. Binding moderately

rubbed and worn, spines dry, upper joint of second volume cracked

(but holding), corners and some board edges exposed, remains of

bookplate in gutter margin on front free endpaper of

fi

rst volume,

interior and maps very

fi

ne and crisp.

First edition

. Palau (

294929

)

lists only the

1856

edition. This work is a general geography covering

the entire world, all of which is illustrated by maps. At the time a

near neighbor of the U.S. was the Republic of Texas, which is treat-

ed in its own separate section and shown on both the map of North

America and the map of Mexico. Texas is made to sound like an

earthly paradise. Little is known about Parisian publisher Rosa

except his surname, though his rare map

Mapa de los Estados Unidos

Mejicanos

published in Paris in

1837

is celebrated as the

most

elusive

segment in the evolution of the resounding Treaty of Guadalupe

Hidalgo map.

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$250

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500

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