Lot 119: Rare pocket map of California 1853

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2015-11-19 15:16:35


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Lot 119: Author: Colton, Joseph Hutchins Title: California 1853. Published by J.H. Colton. No. 86 Cedar St. New York Place Published: New York Publisher: Date Published: 1853 Description: Lithographed map, hand-colored. With large inset of the City of San Francisco at upper right; 1853 census printed (or inkstamped?) on verso of map. 35.5x27.5 cm (14x10?"), folding into red blindstamped cloth covers lettered in gilt 12.5x8.5 cm (5x3?"); leaf of advertisement for Colton's maps mounted on inside of front cover. First issue of J.H. Colton's little pocket map of California. Map with a short split off the coast of Santa Barbara with small piece of archival tape on verso; fine, brightly colored. Provenance: High Ridge, 2/15/85, San Francisco Book Fair. PBA Galleries' Rare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages Thursday, 3rd December 2015 Estimate: $2000-3000
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