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    Lts. J.W. Abert and W.G. Peck. Map of the Territory of New Mexico Made by Order of Brig. Gen. S.W. Kearny, under instructions from Lieut. W.H. Emory, U.S.T.E. 1846-7. 23" x 27.5. Abert and Peck were originally part of Emory's team headed to the Pacific during the Mexican War, but were left behind due to illness. The map offered here results from their efforts to complete earlier surveys begun during Fremont's third expedition. An important map with great detail of the Rio Grande Valley and adjacent areas centered on Santa Fe.

    At top left: "The road from the direction of Bent's Fort to Santa Fe and from Santa Fe to Taos and the astronomical positions given on the map are from the unpublished map of Lieut. Emory - except the Latitude of Taos by Lieut. Warner, U.S.T.E." The map also marks Indian territories.

    Condition: Usual folds, light toning and soiling. Very fine condition.


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    March, 2018
    17th Saturday
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