Lot 121: Rare separate issue of Colton map of West 1849

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2015-11-19 15:16:35

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Lot 121: Author: Colton, Joseph Hutchins Title: Map of California, Oregon, Texas, and the Territories adjoining with Routes & Place Published: New York Publisher: J.H.Colton Date Published: 1849 Description: Lithographed map, hand-colored. Lithographed by Ackermans, printed on heavy paper with no folds. 49.2x42 cm (19?x16?") plus decorative border. Rare, separate issue of this seminal map that also appeared in Jesse Quinn Thornton's California and Oregon in 1848, and in later editions Edwin of Bryant's, What I Saw in California, both on thin paper. Light foxing and creasing most noticeable in the margins; very good. Provenance: Alta California Books, 1/70. PBA Galleries' Rare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages Thursday, 3rd December 2015 Estimate: $4000-6000
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