Lot 187: Mines in the norhtern Diggins 1848

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Lot 187: Author: Mason, Richard B. Title: Upper Mines. Nos. 1 & 8 [on same sheet as] Lower Mines or Mormon Diggings. No. 3 Place Published: [Washington, D.C.] Publisher: Date Published: [1848] Description: Two lithographed maps on 1 sheet. Overall 22.5x16 cm. (9x6?") plus margins. The two maps show the precise locations of the earliest discoveries, the first showing Sutter's Mill. Issued in U.S. House Ex. Doc. No. 1, 30th Congress, Second Session, accompanying the Report of Col. Richard B. Mason, published with President Polk's Message to Congress of Dec. 5, 1848. These two small maps were actually drawn by William T. Sherman, then a young lieutenant, who assisted R.B. Mason. Light foxing, darkening along centerfold; very good. Provenance: Bennett & Marshall, 12/68. PBA Galleries' Rare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages Thursday, 3rd December 2015 Estimate: $200-300
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