[MAPS - FREMONT, JOHN C.] Message from the President of the United States ... Communicating a report of an expedition led by Lieutenant Abert, on the upper Arkansas and through the country of the Comanche Indians, in the fall of the year 1845.
Washington: 1846. First edition, retains important map (see below), 29th Congress, 1st Session, Senate Doc. 438. Disbound pamphlet. Text 9 x 5 1/2 inches (22.5 x 14 cm); 75 pp., with 11 lithographed plates (1 folding); 2 lithographed maps (1 large and folding), the large map 28.5 x 19.5 inches (73 x 50 cm). The disbound edge secured by tape, a few spots and creases but the text, plates and maps fine overall.
This report includes a scarce and important map: Map Showing the Route pursued by the Exploring Expedition to New Mexico and the Southern Rocky Mountains made under the order of Captain J.C. Fremont U.S. Topographical Engineers and conducted by Lieut . J.W. Abert... showing the large region from Missouri to the Rockies and from Laramie to Santa Fe and providing the locations of the Sioux, Pawnee, Arapahoe, Cheyenne, Comanche and Kiowa. Wagner-Camp writes that "The report begins on August 9, 1845 at Bent's Fort. The party traveled south to the Raton Mountains and thence down the Canadian River, returning through the Creek Nation and arriving at Fort Gibson on October 21. Abert made the first astronomical observations in this unknown country, and his map is therefore of great importance." Wheat 489; Wagner-Camp 120; Graff 6; Howes A10 ("aa"); Sabin 59.
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