New York: J. Disturnell, 1847. Folding map, 29 1/2 x 24 inches. In a 12mo. contemporary cloth folder, gilt-stamped front board. Boards with minor soiling. Ownership inscription at verso left margin and on rear pastedown. Several separations along folds, some discoloration where tipped into covers. Printed color bright and clean. Good plus. Third issue, after the first of the same year, with the inset of "Heights of Towns and Mountains." An engaging map of the second year of the war in Mexico, designed by J.G. Bruff. The map shows the territory south of the Rio Grande to Vera Cruz, with inserts of Tampico, Monterey, the Gulf of Vera Cruz, and the battlegrounds of Palo Alto. The inset description of the battles of Palo Alto and Monterey illustrates the southward progress and success of the American army. Disturnell's map proved so popular that three separate issues were produced in 1847. The present map builds on the standard established by S. Augustus Mitchell and his celebrated "seat of war" maps of the previous year. An important installment in the parade of Mexican-American War cartography, which culminated in Disturnell's controversial treaty map of 1851. Scarce. PHILLIPS, MAPS, p.410. GARRETT, p.413. (Inventory #: WRCAM51673)
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