Lot 100: Rare map of Humboldt County Nevada

PBA Galleries

PBA Galleries

2015-11-19 15:16:31

Lot 100: Author: Bowen, W. E. Title: Map of Humboldt County [Nevada] Compiled by W.E. Bowen, County Surveyor, From Maps and Field Notes now on File in State Land Office, At Carson Place Published: Chicago Publisher: Rand, McNally & Co. Engravers Date Published: 1889 Description: Lithographed map, printed in black and red. 95x90 cm (37?x35?"), folding into stiff paper printed wrappers 18x14 cm (7x5?"). Scarce map of this sparsely-populated region in Northern Nevada. As Warren Heckrotte notes, "The few towns in this region are along the Central Pacific Railroad line. The surveyed sections are shown. Some sections are shown in red, possibly signifying occupancy." OCLC/WorldCat lists only one copy, at Yale. Folder browned with a few short tears; map fine. Provenance: Wackenrueder, San Francisco Book Fair, 1/94. PBA Galleries' Rare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages Thursday, 3rd December 2015 Estimate: $500-800
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