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A CLASSIC OF WESTERN AMERICAN CARTOGRAPHY

PREUSS, Charles. Map of an Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains. Washington, 1845.

This rare landmark of American overland cartography, Preuss’ famous 1845 map of the Rocky Mountains, Oregon and Northern California, played a critical part in westward exploration and expansion. $4000.

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FIRST EDITION OF MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
IN RELATION TO CALIFORNIA AND NEW MEXICO
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WITH FOLDING FRÉMONT (PREUSS) MAP OF OREGON AND UPPER CALIFORNIA

(CONGRESS). Message from the President…in Relation to California and New Mexico. Washington, 1850.

First edition of the House of Representatives issue (preceding the Senate issue) of this important work on California, New Mexico, the Gold Rush, and the Mexican War, "the most extensive source of authorities covering that period," with seven maps (six folding), including the essential Frémont (Preuss) folding map of Oregon and Upper California, derived from the larger-scale map of the same name and enriched with additional detail. $1750.

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