SKETCH OF PART OF THE MARCH & WAGON ROAD OF LT. COLONEL COOKE, FROM SANTA FE TO THE PACIFIC OCEAN, 1846-7.

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Sketch of Part of the March & Wagon Road of Lt. Colonel Cooke, from Santa Fe to the Pacific Ocean, 1846-7.

Stone engraving, 1848.
Image size 11 5/8 x 22 7/8" (29.5 x 58.3 cm).
Good condition save for some occasional light foxing. B/W
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 97969
Price: $175.00
Publisher : U.S. Government, Published by order of the War Department.
A detailed map of the route taken by Lt. Colonel Philip St. George Cook from Santa Fe, New Mexico to the Gilla River, via Tucson.

The map gives the locations of Cooke's camps, distances between points, trails, alternative routes, areas of Indian activity, mining activity, and water sources. Includes notes and table of distances.

Adjunct to W.H. Emory's main map of the route of the Army of the West under Kearny across the southwest to California; Lt. Col. Phillip St. George Cooke and the "Mormon Battalion" took a more southerly route through the Guadeloupe Mountains and Tucson, producing this modest but important map. Wheat describes the map as a "magnificent achievement" drawing public attention to a stretch of territory deemed essential for a wagon and rail route that was later included in the Gadsden Purchase. The map terminates at the Pima Villages on the Gila (near present day Phoenix) where Cooke followed Kearney's trail westward into California.

From 30th Congress, 1st Session, House Doc. 41.
Maps