Lot 192: Mitchell's 1846 map of Texas, California & Oregon

PBA Galleries

PBA Galleries

2015-11-19 15:16:48

Lot 192: Author: Mitchell, Samuel Augustus Title: A New Map of Texas, Oregon and California, with the Regions Adjoining. Compiled from the Most Recent Authorities Place Published: Philadelphia Publisher: S. Augustus Mitchell Date Published: 1846 Description: Engraved pocket map, hand-colored. 53x48.7 cm. (20?x19 ?") plus decorative border, folding into original blindstamped leather covers 13.5x8.2 cm (5 ?x3 ?"), along with 46 pp. text. Rare first edition of this important map of the West at a time of geographic discovery as well as political upheaval and change. Folder with top third of spine strip lacking; map with a number of 1" splits at folds; very good. Provenance: Holmes, '75. PBA Galleries' Rare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages Thursday, 3rd December 2015 Estimate: $6000-9000
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