Travels in the Interior of Mexico in 1825, 1826, 1827 & 1828, Lieut. R.W.H. Hardy, Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley
It is the earliest expedition to reach up the Colorado River and investigate its unknown course in what was then Mexico. While the folding map does a great job in cover the situation of the Mexican state of Sonora, Baja California and the Sea of Cortez, it also reaches into primitive Arizona. A notable rarity.
Condition is very good with some light sporadic foxing in the text. The folding map (13 x 17)is very good with some offsetting and a minor opening tear with old repair. Binding is tight and solid in tooled leather and some gilt decoration and titling on spine. Ex -Library information remains on the title page. Sabin 30357. pp. xiv, 540. Map and 7 plates. Phillips, P. Lee (1857-1924). A List of Maps of America in the Library of Congress: p 792; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.