Mexican-American War Pocket Map of the Valley of Mexico

By Disturnell & Bruff

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282. [MAP]. DISTURNELL, J[ohn] & [Joseph Goldsborough Bruff (draftsman)]. Map of the Valley of Mexico, and the Surrounding Mountains. New York Published by Disturnell. No. 102 Broadway 1847. [above lower neat line] Miller’s Lith. 102 Broadway, N.Y. | Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1847, by John Disturnell, in the Clerk’s Office of the District Court of the Southern District of New York; [inset map at upper right extending beyond neat line] Map of the Route between Vera Cruz, Alvarado & Puebla; [profile right center] Profile of the Route between Mexico and Vera Cruz. New York: J. Disturnell, 1847. Lithographed map, with routes colored goldenrod, bodies of water shaded blue, volcanoes highlighted in red. Neat line to neat line: 37.4 x 44.5 cm; overall sheet size: 45 x 55.5 cm. Pocket map, folded into original red embossed cloth covers, gilt lettered: Map of the Valley of Mexico and Road to Vera-Cruz. Covers rubbed, new blue endpapers, mild to moderate staining to covers. Map with some folds browned or strengthened on verso. Overall very good to fine. Uncommon. Rare in commerce.

     First edition. Phillips, America 410. Rumsey 4530: “Phillips attributes this to J.G. Bruff, although his name is not listed on the map. This is a detailed map of the Valley of Mexico with some of its information and profile taken from the larger Disturnell ‘Treaty Map.’” Not in Garrett & Goodwin (UT Arlington now has a copy).


Sold. Hammer: $1,500.00; Price Realized: $1,837.50.

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