Mar 10, 2020 - Sale 2533

Sale 2533 - Lot 31

Price Realized: $ 1,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500
THE FIRST SURVEY OF THE NEW BORDER OF CALIFORNIA AND MEXICO (CALIFORNIA.) Salazar Ylarregui, Jose. Datos de los trabajos astronómicos y topográficos. 2 folding maps, of San Diego and of the junction of the Gila and Colorado Rivers; frontispiece plate. 123 pages. 4to, contemporary 1/2 sheep, minor wear; moderate foxing, plate coming detached, San Diego map slightly cropped. Mexico, 1850

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"The first detailed printed account of the regions traversed by Salazar, the surveyor for the Mexican border commission . . . Salazar's duties only took him to San Diego and to the confluence of the Gila with the Colorado"--Streeter sale V:2648. "Published before the United States report and is the first accurate description of the country"--Graff 3652. The frontispiece plate, a lithograph portrait of General Mier de Teran, is not called for in the bibliographies. Howes S47 ("b"); Palau 286944; Sabin 75598; Wagner-Camp 190. Bound with--"Variedades de la civilizacion, nueva epoca," Tomo I. 174, [1] pages; rear hinge split. Includes an essay on "Los Estados-Unidos," pages 18-22. Mexico, 1852.