Lot 168: Large folding map of Calif. & Nevada 1869

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2015-11-19 15:16:44


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Lot 168: Author: Holt, Warren [Publisher] Title: Map of the States of California and Nevada. Carefully Compiled from the Latest Authentic Sources... Place Published: San Francisco Publisher: Published by Warren Holt Date Published: 1869 Description: Lithographed map, hand-colored. On four sheets joined in two, 139x61.5 cm (54?x24 ?") & 139x53 cm (54?x20?") plus wide decorative border; folding into gilt-lettered blindstamped cloth covers. Spectacular full-color large folding map of the two states. There is a vignette of the Capitol Building of California, and at the bottom, a diagram "Elevation above the sea of some of the principal mountains in California and Nevada..." Wheat 1202 describes this map, but calls for a table of Judicial Districts of California and Nevada, not present on this example, so a different state. The map was also issued in 1871, 1876, 1881, 1882 and 1888. Slight wear to covers; some neat verso repairs and reinforcements at folds of map, slight darkening along some of the folds; the map is bright, clean and crisp, beautifully colored. Provenance: Randall House, 4/81. PBA Galleries' Rare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages Thursday, 3rd December 2015 Estimate: $2000-3000
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