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Report on the United States and Mexican Boundary Survey, Made Under

EMORY, William H.

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EMORY, William H. Report on the United States and Mexican Boundary Survey, Made Under the Direction of the Secretary of the Interior . Washington: Cornelius Wendell, Printer, 1857/59. Three volumes bound in two. Complete with hundreds of plates, many lithographed in color; plus charts, maps, and profiles. Quarto. Modern burgundy cloth, gilt morocco label. First reptile plate torn along upper outer edge and frayed along top edge, else internally clean and near fine. WAGNER-CAMP 291. HOWES E146. WHEAT TRANSMISSISSIPPI 916. RAINES, p.76. REESE, STAMPED WITH A NATIONAL CHARACTER 31. One of the foundation works on the exploration and mapping of the Texas-Mexican border. Emory was first assigned to the Boundary Commission after the Mexican War. No sooner was the survey finished than the Gadsden Purchase necessitated a new survey, which is summarized in this work. Incorporated into these volumes, along with Emory's report, are numerous scientific reports by James Hall, T.A. Conrad, and others, as well as superb maps by Jekyll and Hall, and important views and plates after Schott, Weyss, and Vaudricourt. The commission undertook one of the first systematic studies of the topography and natural features of the area, and the boundary as surveyed has remained intact, with only minor alterations, for the last 145 years. Of special note are the twenty-five fine colored plates of birds, lithographed by Bowen & Company, included in Spencer Baird's report, "Birds of the Boundary," and here present in fine state; as well as handsome color plates of Indians and scenery. Bookseller Inventory # 47167

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