Lot 176: Rare 1st issue of Jackson map of gold region

PBA Galleries

2015-11-19 15:16:46


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Lot 176: Author: Jackson, William A. Title: Map of the [Mi]ning District of [C]alifornia by Wm. A. Jackson Place Published: [New York] Publisher: Date Published: 1850 Description: Lithographed map. Originally 44.5x44.3 cm (17?x17"), now missing portions at left and bottom and to the neat lines at top and right to measure 42.5x38.4 cm. (16?x15"). First Edition, first issue, on heavier weight paper. Exceedingly rare first issue of William A. Jackson's seminal map of the California Gold Region, noted by Gary Kurutz as "as one of the best to cartographically describe the frenzy of the California Gold Rush. It stretches from the forks of the Feather River in the north to 'Rich Veins of Gold in Quartz' and the Mariposa River in the South, and records the great growth of mining in the first year of the gold rush.". Old folds conform to the folder size, which is not present, and neither is the text. Missing portion as noted, 5" split along a fold with minimal repair on verso; very good. Provenance: K. Harrison, 5/91. PBA Galleries' Rare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages Thursday, 3rd December 2015 Estimate: $2000-3000
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