Lot 124: Rare 1851 map of California Gold Region

PBA Galleries

2015-11-19 15:16:36


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Lot 124: Author: Cooke & LeCount Title: Map of the Gold Regions in California from the latest Surveys. Published by Cooke & LeCount, Stationers. Montgomery St. San Francisco Place Published: San Francisco Publisher: Date Published: [1851] Description: Lithographed map, hand-colored. 38.2x25.5 cm (15x10"), folding into original cloth covers with embossed floral design, 11.5x7.5 cm (4?x3"). In custom half morocco slipcase & chemise. Rare map of northern California, from Monterey to the Oregon border, with detail of the northern and southern mining districts. OCLC/WorldCat lists three copies, at the University of California Berkeley, the Denver Public Library, and Yale. Front cover with faint stain, a bit of extremity wear; lower left corner of map darkened where glued into covers; very good or better. Provenance: Heaston, 9/87. PBA Galleries' Rare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages Thursday, 3rd December 2015 Estimate: $10000-15000
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