Lot 164: Scarce map of Sierra County Cal 1874

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Lot 164: Author: Hendel, Charles W. Title: Topographical Map of Sierra County California. Compiled from Official Surveys by Charles W. Hendel U.S. Depy. Mineral Surveyor for California Place Published: San Franciso Publisher: Lith. Britton Rey & Co Date Published: 1874 Description: Lithographed map, duotone with some outline color; with vignette scenes at sides and lower corners. Mounted on linen backing, shellacked. 57x86.5 cm (22?x34"). Attractive map of Sierra County with mountains, mines, towns, roads, and other features. The scenes on the sides show mostly mining activities, hydraulic, placer, tunneling, etc., including Chinese. OCLC/WorldCat locates only four copies, at U.C. Berkeley, U.C. Davis, and two at Harvard. Wear around edges, some chipping to map mostly in title portion and lower right illustrations but a little to the map itself, most of the left side ribbon gone; good to very good. Provenance: H. Lund, 1/83. PBA Galleries' Rare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages Thursday, 3rd December 2015 Estimate: $1000-1500
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