Washington. 1848. 132pp. plus twenty-four lithographed plates and folding map. Modern half calf and marbled boards, spine gilt. Light foxing. Closed tear in left margin of map (just intruding into image) neatly repaired on verso. Very good. Item #WRCAM43901
One of the great southwestern government- sponsored explorations, here in its earliest form, according to Wagner-Camp. The lithographed plates, attributed to Abert himself, include views of Santa Fe, Fort Marcy, San Felipe, the Pueblos, Indians, etc., and are among the most celebrated depictions of the region. The text describes Abert's trip from Fort Leavenworth over the Santa Fe Trail via Bent's Fort, his survey of the northern part of New Mexico and return via the Trail. Also included are the numerals and vocabulary of the Cheyenne. "...A basic SFT document" - Rittenhouse. HOWES A11. FLAKE 726. RITTENHOUSE 2. GRAFF 5. WAGNER-CAMP 143. SABIN 57. STREETER SALE 168. PILLING, PROOF-SHEETS 2. REESE, BEST OF THE WEST 101.