CALIFORNIA AND NEW MEXICO. MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED SATES, TRANSMITTING INFORMATION IN ANSWER TO A RESOLUTION OF THE HOUSE OF THE 31ST OF DECEMBER, 1849, ON THE SUBJECT OF CALIFORNIA AND NEW MEXICO ... [caption title]. [Washington, D. C., 1850.]. 22.3x14 cm, pp.  2-976, seven inserted maps, six of which are folded, nineteenth-century three-quarter calf and marbled boards. First edition. Compilation of documents relating to the conquest of California and the beginning of the California Gold Rush. "This important volume contains the official correspondence and documents relating to California, 1847-49, and is the most extensive source of authorities covering the period" - Zamorano. The maps include "Map of Oregon and Upper California from the Surveys of John Charles Fremont" with indication of the Gold Region; George Derby's "Sketch of General Riley's Route through the Mining Districts, July and Aug. 1849" (Wheat, Gold Region 79) which includes San Francisco & Monterey; the entrance to San Francisco Bay; "Map of Fort Hill, Monterey" from Lt. Warner's Field Map; route of Major Beall's expedition against the Apaches; Baja California; and Port Escondido. Cowan (1933), p. 875. Howes C53; P447. Kurutz 106a. Wagner, Camp and Becker (1982) 179b:2. Wheat, Gold Rush 31. Zamorano Eighty 14. Binding rubbed at edges, a very good copy. Enclosed in a custom blue quarter leather clamshell box with brown leather spine label. (#166988).
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