[HISTORIES]. YOUNG, Philip. History of Mexico; Her Civil Wars, and Colonial and Revolutionary Annals; from the Period of the Spanish Conquest, 1520, to the Present Time, 1847: Including an Account of the War with the United States, its Causes and Military Achievements. Cincinnati: Published by J.A. & U.P. James, Walnut Street, Between Fourth and Fifth, 1847. , [1-2] 3-564 pp., 7 woodcut maps (included in pagination), 2 folded lithograph maps:  A New Map of Mexico, California & Oregon. Published by J.A. & U.P. James, Cincinnati, 1847 (32.5 x 23.8 cm);  Map of the Seat of War in Mexico. In 1846 & 7. Published by J.A. & U.P. James, Cincinnati (29.5 x 18 cm). 8vo (23 x 15 cm), original tan sheep, red leather gilt-lettered label, raised bands, marbled edges. Binding scuffed and worn, joints weak, front flyleaf excised leaving ghost signature of Christopher P. Castleman? on next leaf. Interior with a few stains.
First edition. Kurutz & Mathes, p. 184. Palau 378046. Tutorow 3026.
This text covers the Mexican-American War only through the fall of Veracruz; the edition of 1850 continued by Furber continues the story through the end of the war. Included in the text are accounts of Taylor’s operations, the conquest of California, and the Siege of Veracruz.
The James brothers made good use of their A New Map of Mexico, California & Oregon, using it with and without modifications in George C. Furber’s The Twelve Months Volunteer (Cincinnati: J.A. & U.P. James, 1848) and John T. Hughes’ Doniphan’s Expedition (Cincinnati: J.A. & U.P. James, 1848). The second map shows most of Texas and locates the battles fought there (Palo Alto and Resaca de la Palma).
The first edition of a text and map that went on to be recycled many times.