Lot 189: Rare map of California Gold Region 1854

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Lot 189: Author: Milleson, M. Title: An Improved Topographical Map of the Northern & Middle Mines. Compiled from the most recent & authentic Surveys, showing a practicable Route for the great Atlantic & Pacific Railroad, through the Sierra Nevada at Fredonyers Pass. With a faithfull delineation of the course of Rivers, Mountain Ranges, & location of Cities, Towns, Roads, Mines, &c.c. Place Published: San Francisco Publisher: Published & lithd. by Alex. Zakreski Date Published: 1854 Description: Lithographed map, hand-colored in outline. 45.5x56 cm (17?x22"), folding into original printed boards, 14x8.5 cm (5?x3 ?"). Scarce map of Northern California, with details of the mining district in the north, around Coloma, and farther south, at Mockolumne Hill, Columbia, Sonora, etc. Some rubbing to boards; a bit of light foxing to map, short splits at some folds; very good. Provenance: California Book Auction, 3/29/86. PBA Galleries' Rare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages Thursday, 3rd December 2015 Estimate: $5000-8000
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