Lot 166: Map of the Sutro Tunnel & Comstock Lode 1866

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PBA Galleries

2015-11-19 15:16:43

Lot 166: Author: Hoffmann, Charles F. Title: Topographical Map Showing the Locations of the Sutro Tunnel and the Comstock Lode State of Nevada. United States of America. Drawn by Chas. F. Hoffmann, San Francisco, Cal. March 1866 Place Published: New York Publisher: Ferd. Mayer & Co. Lithographers Date Published: 1866 Description: Lithographed map, hand-colored. 31.5x32.5 cm (12 ?x12?"), backed with rice paper. Attractive little map from the pamphlet, The Sutro Tunnel to the Comstock Lode..., New York, 1866. Shows Virginia City, American City, Gold Hill, Silver City, the Line of the Sutro Tunnel, the mouth of the tunnel, and more. The mapmaker, Charles F. Hoffman was a distinguished topographer. He was a member of the California Geological Survey and later with the King Survey along the 40th meridian. Evidence of earlier folds; small piece missing from left margin probably from removal; very good. Provenance: Old Print Gallery, 12/80. PBA Galleries' Rare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages Thursday, 3rd December 2015 Estimate: $500-800
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