New York: New York Herald, Saturday, 17 July 1847. Vol. XII, No. 29; Whole No. 601 (this issue only). First edition of this issue. Double-folio. [225]-232 pp. Illustrated from wood engravings. Virtually the entire front page of this issue is devoted to San Francisco and activities in California, with a large wood engraved "View of the Town of Yerba Buena, or San Francisco, California" (6 3/4 x 9 1/4 inches) centered under the headline, depicting sailing ships in the harbor with the town on hills in the background. The lead headline reads "Highly Interesting Intelligence from the Territory of California. / The Civil Government. / View of San Francisco. / The Progress of Civilization on the American Continent," and is followed by four columns of text; the remainder of the front page prints a message from the governor of Oregon, anticipating the U.S. government taking possession of the territory and a report from the Sandwich Islands. Along with other news, this issue includes a full page of reporting on the Mexican War. Occupation of California by American troops during the war led to a short period of time as a territory before it was admitted as a state in 1850. Complete unopened and untrimmed, a fine copy. Folded. (6155). Item #59285

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