Report on the United States Mexican Boundary Survey Made Under the Direction of the Secretary of the Interior. Volume 1, parts 1 and 2.
Heavily Illustrated with Color Plates, Maps and Drawings of the Native Americans, Newly Explored Areas, Paleontology, Flora and Fauna
First Volume of the epic and detailed United States government report written between 1848 and 1855. This report provided vital information on the boundary between the United States and Mexico according to the Treaty of Hidalgo. The second and third volumes of this report were published separately. Complete sets in original bindings are quite scarce.
First Edition, Quarto, 11.85 inches in height by 9.25 inches in width, 2.5 inches in thickness, a massive tome, Cornelius Wendell Printer, Washington D.C. 1857, 34th Congress, First Session, House of Representatives, Ex. Doc. 135. Original embossed and blind stamped brown decorated cloth, original spine professionally laid down preserving the gilt titles.
Book in Two Parts, Part One: 258 pages, Part Two: 174 pages. First part of the survey is illustrated with 1 large folding map, 9 steel engravings, 64 steel sketches, 3 copper engravings, 12 hand-colored stone engravings and 20 wood cuts. The Second Part is illustrated with 25 wood cuts and sketches, and 21 plates of paleontology. Complete.
One of the Classics of Western Exploration…Hand- Colored Plates of Native Americans are Spectacular
Wagner Camp 291.