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2950B Boston
October 30, 2016 11:00 AMCalender

Emory, William Hemsley (1811-1887) Report on the United States and Mexican Boundary Survey.

Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 2950B Location: Boston Date / Time: October 30, 2016 11:00AM


Emory, William Hemsley (1811-1887) Report on the United States and Mexican Boundary Survey. Washington, D.C.: Cornelius Wendell, 1857-1859. Four parts in two large quarto volumes, illustrated as follows: volume I, part 1, large folding map, single page map, twelve hand-finished color lithographs, forty-two engraved plates, folding profile, folding chart, and numerous text illustrations; volume I, part 2, large hand-colored folding geological map, twenty-one plates of shells; volume II, part 1, sixty-one botanical plates, seventy-six plates of cacti; volume II, part 2, twenty-seven zoological plates, twenty-five hand-colored ornithological plates, forty-one plates of reptiles; forty-one plates of fish; bound in contemporary publisher's cloth, blind stamped, rebacked, some foxing and browning, repaired tear in the first folding map, 11 1/4 x 8 3/4 in. (2)
Provenance: The Estate of David Spinney.
Estimate $2,000-3,000

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William Hemsley, David Spinney, Cornelius Wendell, United States, Washington, D.C.