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Description

The First Survey of the New Border of California and Mexico.

"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. (The Streeter copy sold to Dawson's Book Shop for $250 in 1968.)

"Published before the United States report and is the first accurate description of the country"--Graff 3652.

Salazar was the border surveyor for Mexico after the Mexican-American War. This volume describes his survey of the California-Mexico border between San Diego and Yuma, Arizona.

The frontispiece plate, a lithograph portrait of General Mier de Teran, is not called for in the bibliographies.

The latter book includes an essay on "Los Estados-Unidos," pages 18-22. Mexico, 1852.

Maps

The book includes the following two maps:

Plano de la parte austral del puerto de S. Diego, y del terreno comprendido entre dicha parte, el punto incial en la costa del Pacifico y la sesta estacion hecha en la direccion de la linea queue divide las republicas de Mexico y de los Estados-Unidos.

Depicts a trigonometrical survey from south San Diego Bay to the small village of Tiajuana.

Plano de la confluencia de los rios Gila y Colorado y del cursor de este ultimo hasta donde lo corta la linea queue divide las republicas de Mexico y Los Estados Unidos.

Depicts a trigonometrical survey at the junction of the Gila and Colorado Rivers near present-day Yuma.

Condition Description
Quarto. Contemporary ½ black sheep over floral-patterned cloth boards, spine tooled in gilt and lettered "YLARREQUI Y VARIEDADE". (Minor edge wear.) 2 lithographed folding maps, of San Diego and Tijuana region and of the Gila and Colorado Rivers. Lithographed frontispiece. 123 pages. Second book: 174, [1] pages (Moderate foxing, most notably to the frontis and 2 maps. Rear hinge split.)
Reference
Howes S47 ("b"); Palau 286944; Sabin 75598; Wagner-Camp 190.