Lot 190: Mitchell's Oregon & California with Gold Region 1849

PBA Galleries

PBA Galleries

2015-11-19 15:16:48

Lot 190: Author: Mitchell, Samuel Augustu Title: Oregon, Upper California & New Mexico Place Published: Philadelphia Publisher: S. Augustus Mitchell Date Published: 1849 Description: Engraved map, hand-colored. 41x32 cm. (16 ?x12?") including decorative border. Western America at the beginning of the California Gold Rush, with much still unexplored. From the 1849 edition of A New Universal Atlas published by Mitchell, improved from the 1845 map of H.N. Burroughs, with his copyright notice still present. As noted by Wheat, this issue of the map has "Gold Region" added in the California portion, and colored in yellow. Paper a little toned, old folds, a few small marginal chips with neat verso repairs; very good. PBA Galleries' Rare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages Thursday, 3rd December 2015 Estimate: $300-500
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