Memoir of a Tour to Northern Mexico Connected with Col. Doniphan's Expedition, in 1846 and 1847.
by Wislizenus, A.
30th Congress, 1st Session, Senate Miscellaneous No. 26,
141pp, two folding maps, folding section. Disbound laid in custom cloth clamshell box. Wislizenus left Independence in May, 1846 traveling as a private citizen. He crossed the Santa Fe Trail and then headed south, ultimately spending six months in Chihuahua. Following the outbreak of the Mexican War, he hitched up with Doniphan's expedition for his return via Monterey. His narrative is a contribution to the literature on the Santa Fe Trail, the Mexican War, and early territorial New Mexico. One accompanying map, is a geological sketch, and is of limited interest. The other, Map of a Tour from Independence to Santa Fe, Chicuahua, Monterey and Matamoros, is of "considerable value" according the Wheat. A number of routes to New Mexico and across the Republic of Texas are shown and Doniphan's campaign is carefully followed. There is also a folding sheet showing elevations from Leavenworth, Kansas to Santa Fe, from Santa Fe to Chihuahua, and from Chihuahua to Reynosa on the Rio Grande. Howes W597, WCB 159:1, Rittenhouse SFT 656, Tutorow 3691, Wheat 572,573.
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