Lot 139: Rare map of Klamath Gold Region 1850

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Lot 139: Author: Ehrenberg, Herman Title: Map of the Klamath Gold Region, Drawn by H. Ehrenburg [sic], from Superficial Surveys in the Spring of 1850 Place Published: San Francisco Publisher: Date Published: August 15, 1850 Description: Woodcut map. 18x16.5 cm (7x6?"); on the first page of the Weekly Pacific News for Thursday Morning, August 15, 1850. The first sheet only of the newspaper present, with 3 columns of text beneath the map, 30 lines each, describing the map. Sheet size 55.5x42 cm (21?x16?"). Rare, early map of this region, extending from Humboldt Bay north to Smith's River a little north of 42? latitude, and from the coast inland to the middle headwaters of the Shastl [sic] and Trinity rivers. A few repairs of marginal tears and a loss of a few words, in no way affecting the map or its description, very good. Provenance: Burger, SF Book Fair, 1/31/04. PBA Galleries' Rare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages Thursday, 3rd December 2015 Estimate: $1000-1500
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