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AUCTION 24

An Extraordinarily Complete Copy

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[BOUNDARY LINE]. INTERNATIONAL BOUNDARY COMMISSION. Report of the Boundary Commission upon the Survey and Re-Marking of the Boundary between the United States and Mexico West of the Rio Grande, 1891-1896. Parts I and II. Part I. Report of the International Commission. Part II. Report of the United States Section. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1898. 3 vols. Vol. I: [2], 1-56, [1-2], 3-240 pp., frontispiece, 45 plates (mostly photographic), 4 folded charts. 4to (29.5 x 23.5 cm), modern quarter tan leather over blind-rolled tan contemporary sheep, gilt-lettered spine labels. Scuffed and rubbed, hinges repaired. With LC duplicate stamp on rear flyleaf (loose). Interior very fine. Vol. II: Report of the Boundary Commission upon the Survey and Re-Marking of the Boundary between the United States and Mexico West of the Rio Grande, 1891-1896. Album. [2] pp., 258 photographic plates of the new monuments with bilingual captions. Oblong 4to (28 x 36 cm), modern quarter tan leather over blind-rolled tan contemporary sheep, gilt-lettered spine labels. Scuffed and rubbed, hinges repaired, new endpapers. With chipped printed label of Senate Library on upper board and remains of same label on lower board. Vol. III: Boundary between the United States and Mexico, as Surveyed and Marked by the International Boundary Commission, under the Convention of July 29, 1882. Revived February 18, 1889. List of Maps and Profiles: A and B - - - - Index Map of the Boundary. 1, 2, 3, and 4 - - - California Line. 5 - - - - - - Colorado River Section of the Boundary (in Colors). 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 – Arizona – Sonora Oblique Line. 12, 13, 14, 15, and 16 – Parallel 31° 20’ North Latitude. 16 and 17 - - - - Meridian Section. 17, 18, and 19 - - - Parallel 31° 47’ North Latitude. 20, 21, 22, 23, and 24 – Profile of the Boundary. A and B Show the Prominent Peaks, Roads and Springs in the Vicinity of the Boundary Line Whose Positions and Heights Were Determined by the U.S. Section of the Commission. The Railroads, Roads and Trails and the Location of Settlements, Rivers, &c., at a Distance from the Boundary Were Compiled from County Maps, General Land Office Maps, U.S. Engineer Maps, &c. Pacific Coast Line and San Diego Bay from U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey Charts. Coast of Lower California and Gulf of California from U.S. Hydrographic Office Charts. [4] pp., 26 lithograph maps and profiles with bilingual captions. Folio (73.5 x 56 cm), modern three-quarter red leather over black cloth, spines with gilt-lettered labels, gilt-lettered leather label on upper board. Slightly scuffed and rubbed, minor cloth bubbling. With ink stamps of U.S. Surveyor General’s Office, San Francisco. Maps fine. Complete copies in good condition are extremely rare.

First edition (55th Congress, 2nd Session, Senate Executive Document 247).

With:

Línea divisoria entre México y los Estados Unidos al oeste del Río Grande levantada y marcada, bajo la dirección por parte de México ingeniero Jacobo Blanco, por la Comisión Internacional de Límites creada por la convención de julio 29 de 1882 Renovada por la de febrero de 1889. Índice de los planos Números 1, 2, y 3 - - Paralelo 31° 47’ “ 3 y 4 - - - Sección meridiana. “ 4. 5, 6, 7 y 8 – Paralelo 31° 20’ “ 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 y 14 Línea azimutal entre Sonora y Arizona. “ 15,16, 17, y 18 – Línea azimutal entre La Baja y Alta Californias. “ 19 - - - Rio Colorado (en dos colores). [4] pp., 19 lithograph maps with bilingual captions. Folio (74.5 x 56 cm), modern three-quarter red leather over black cloth, spines with gilt-lettered labels, gilt-lettered leather label on upper board. Slightly scuffed and rubbed, minor cloth bubbling.

First Mexican edition, using the same maps published in the American edition but omitting the profiles.

Another copy of the above but here with the Mexican atlas.

($4,000.00-$8,000.00)

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