Lot 153: Rare Goddard map of California 1857

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Lot 153: Author: Goddard, George H. Title: Britton & Rey's Map of the State of California Compiled from the U.S. Land & Coast Surveys, the several Military, Scientific & Rail Road Explorations, the State & County Boundary Surveys made under the Order of the Surveyor General of California, & from Private Surveys Place Published: San Francisco Publisher: Date Published: 1857 Description: Lithographed map, hand-colored. Lithographed by Britton & Rey. 76.6x63 cm (30 ?x24?"), folding into cloth covers with printed paper label on the front cover, 15x9.5 cm (6x4"). Important map of California. On the inside of the front cover is the label of J.J. LeCount Bookbinder San Francisco; and the small oval TWS bookplate of Thomas W. Streeter. Folder with some wear, moderate rubbing, darkening and spotting to label, lower right corner with small chip; map with repairs at right where previously attached to covers, affecting only the Pacific Ocean, some slight darkening at folds, else very good. Provenance: John Howell-Books 12/78. PBA Galleries' Rare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages Thursday, 3rd December 2015 Estimate: $10000-15000
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