Washington, D.C. Wendell and Van Benthuysen, Printers, 1848. Second Senate Issue. Hardcover. 416pp. Octavo [22.5 cm] Brown cloth over boards with a paper title label on the spine. Lacking the folding map. Ex-Historical Society copy, with a label on the front pastedown, and a couple of discreet stamps on the title page. Occasional cracks to the text block, but still very sturdy. With 43 plates, including 3 sketch maps. Howes E145. Wagner-Camp 148:2. Flake 3164. Good +. Item #64323
Emory's classic report describing terrain and rivers, cities and forts, pueblos and prehistoric ruins, plant and animal life, and Indians and Mexicans, primarily in New Mexico, Arizona, and Southern California, with some mention of the Mormon Battalion.