Lot 130: Rare folding color map of Humboldt County 1865

PBA Galleries

PBA Galleries

2015-11-19 15:16:37

Lot 130: Author: Doolittle, A.J. Title: The Official Township Map of Humboldt County, California By an Act of the Board of Supervisors Passed Feby. 9th. 1865... Carefully Compiled from U.S. Land and Coast Surveys, with Personal Observations. Drawn and Published by A.J. Doolittle. San Francisco, Cal. 1865 Place Published: San Francisco Publisher: Date Published: 1865 Description: Lithographed map, hand-colored. Lithographed by Grafton T. Brown. 85.2x68.6 cm (33?x27 "), folding into original embossed leather covers with large paper label lettered in gilt on front cover, 15.8x10.5 cm (6 ?x4"). The first separate map of Humboldt County, a brightly colored example, quite rare. OCLC/WorldCat locates only seven copies, just two of which are west of the Mississippi, at U.C. Berkeley and U.C. Davis. A few short splits at folds, archival repairs on verso; very good or better. Provenance: Goodspeeds, 10/72. PBA Galleries' Rare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages Thursday, 3rd December 2015 Estimate: $2000-3000
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