Lot 108: Butler map of California Gold Region 1851

PBA Galleries

2015-11-19 15:16:33


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Lot 108: Author: Butler, Benjiman F. Title: Map of the Gold Regions of California Place Published: San Francisco Publisher: Lith and Published by B.F. Butler Date Published: 1851 Description: Lithographed map, with some hand coloring. 40.8x36.8 cm (16x14.5"), folding into cloth-backed decorative paper covered boards, printed paper cover label, 12.8x8.5 cm (5x3 ?"). Second state of this 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. Streeter calls the latter map the earliest recorded state map of California. Minor wear to covers, rebacked with cloth; map silked on both sides, very good. Provenance: Streeter auction, thru John Howell-Books, 10/22/68. PBA Galleries' Rare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages Thursday, 3rd December 2015 Estimate: $4000-6000
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