Lot 54[MEXICAN BOUNDARY SURVEY]
Report of the Secretary of the Interior, in compliance with A resolution of the Senate, of January 22, communicating a report and map of A. B. Gray, relative to the Mexican boundary. [Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1855]. First edition. Contemporary half morocco over marbled boards. 9 x 5 3/4 inches; 50,  pp.; 2 fine folding engraved maps, Errata leaf. Maps torn, foxing throughout, front free endpaper not present, bookplate to front pastedown and contemporary ownership inscription to first blank.
The maps are: "That Part of Disturnell's Treaty Map in the Vicinity of the Rio Grande and Southern Boundary of New Mexico" and "Map of that Portion of the Boundary between the United States and Mexico..." With the bookplate of George Washington Brackenridge and the signature of John Thomas Brackenridge. G. W. Brackenridge was a Texas businessman and philanthropist with a particular focus on expanding educational opportunities for women and minorities. He was loyal to the Union, and made his initial fortune through war profiteering, evading the Confederate States' cotton export ban. His brother John Thomas Brackenridge served in the Confederate Army and went on to become the president of First National Bank of Austin after the war.
C Property of a Maine Collector
Sold for $750
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