Lot 107: Rare early map of California Gold Region

PBA Galleries

2015-11-19 15:16:32


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Lot 107: Author: Butler, Benjiman F. Title: Map of the Gold Region California 1851 Place Published: San Francisco Publisher: Lith. and Published by B. F. Butler Date Published: 1851 Description: Lithographed map, lightly hand-colored. 40.8x36.8 cm (16x14.5"), folding into cloth-backed decorative paper covered boards (later?) 12.8x8.5 cm (5x3 ?"). First state of this rare map covering northern California with details of the gold region. The map is a portion of Butler's Map of the State of California, published the same year, and is made from the same stone. Map with a little darkening in places, a few short crease tears; very good. Provenance: Cedric Robinson, 5/80. PBA Galleries' Rare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages Thursday, 3rd December 2015 Estimate: $5000-8000
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