Lot 181: First Gold Region map by T.O. Larkin 1848

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Lot 181: Author: Larkin, Thomas O. Title: Map of the Valley of the Sacramento including the Gold Region. This map is a correct tracing of the map of Bidwell (Land Surveyor) by Thos. O. Larkin Esq: late Consul of the U.S. for California; and by him stated to be the best reference in California Place Published: Boston Publisher: J.H. Bufford & Co. Date Published: 1848 Description: Lithographed map, hand-colored. 54.3x43.2 cm (21?x17"), folding, laid into original blindstamped cloth covers 12.5x8.2 cm (5x3 ?"), the front cover is lettered in gilt "Gold Region," and on the inside of the cover is a label "A Correct Survey of the Gold Region California," set in custom-made full red levant morocco folding box. Very rare and desirable map of the California Gold Region, regarded as the first published map to show the gold region. Provenance: John Howell-Books, 1/79. Map expertly backed with tissue, some toning along the folds; cloth case with spine expertly repaired; very good. PBA Galleries' Rare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages Thursday, 3rd December 2015 Estimate: $25000-35000
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