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Pingenot Auction, Lot 194

SIXTEEN MAPS OF CALIFORNIA, NEW MEXICO & MEXICO

194. [MAP]. UNITED STATES. PRESIDENT (James K. Polk). Executive Documents Printed by Order of the Senate of the United States, During the First Session of the Thirtieth Congress.... Washington: GPO [SED1], 1847. [2] 30 [2, blank] 1369 [1, blank] + 249 pp., 5 tables, 17 lithographed folding maps, including California and New Mexico battles: (1) Sketch of the Actions Fought at San Pascal in Upper California between the Americans and Mexicans; (2) Sketch of the Battle of Los Angeles Upper California Fought between the Americans and the Mexicans; (3) Sketch of the Passage of the Rio San Gabriel, Upper California, by the Americans, Discomfiting the Opposing Mex. Forces; (4) Untitled map of the California coast from slightly north of Sutter’s Fort to Cabo San Lucas; (5) Sketch Accompanying Col. Price’s Despatch of 18 April 1847 [Santa Fe to Cañada]; (6) Sketch Accompanying Col. Price’s Despatch of 15th. April 1847 [Joya to Embudo]; (7) Sketch Accompanying Col. Price Despatch [Taos and environs]. Thick 8vo, later brown buckram. Intermittment foxing (affecting a few of the maps).
        First edition. Garrett, The Mexican-American War, p. 321. Haferkorn, pp. 22-23. Plains & Rockies IV:133. Graff 1344. Rittenhouse 207. Tutorow 1684. Pingenot: A massive storehouse of information covering almost every aspect of the War and is especially valuable for its fine maps of battles in Mexico, California, and New Mexico. The folding maps are superb.
($400-800)