REPORT ON THE UNITED STATES AND MEXICAN BOUNDARY SURVEY, MADE UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR...
by Emory, William H.
Washington: Cornelius Wendell, Printer, 1859. Two volumes bound in three. Vol. 1, part 1: Large folding map, single page map, twelve hand-finished color lithographs, forty-two engraved plates, folding profile, folding chart, numerous illustrations. Vol. 1, part 2: large handcolored folding geological map, twenty-one conchological plates, illustrations. Vol. 2, part 1: sixty-one botanical plates, seventy-six cactus plates. Vol. 2, part 2: twenty-seven zoological plates, twenty- five handcolored ornithological plates, forty-one reptilian plates, forty-one ichthyological plates. Large, thick quarto. Contemporary sheep, gilt leather labels. Very good overall. Senate issue. 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 150 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. WAGNER-CAMP 291. HOWES E146. WHEAT TRANSMISSISSIPPI 916. RAINES, p.76. REESE, STAMPED WITH A NATIONAL CHARACTER 31. DEÁK, PICTURING AMERICA 649, 650.
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