Lot 109: Early woodcut map of Cal. Gold Region 1848

PBA Galleries

PBA Galleries

2015-11-19 15:16:33

Lot 109: Author: California Herald Title: Gold and Quicksilver District of California Place Published: New York Publisher: Date Published: December 26, 1848 Description: Woodcut map. 34x25 cm (13?x9?") plus newspaper title at top. Clipped from the first page of a newspaper, with partial printed text on the back. Early printed map of the California Gold region, called by Wheat "An important map of exceptional rarity." The map derives from that of Ord which appeared in government document dated Dec. 5, 1848, but has additional material. Very good, noted by Warren Heckrotte as having been treated for conservation. Provenance: Castle, 2/95. PBA Galleries' Rare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages Thursday, 3rd December 2015 Estimate: $1000-1500
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