Lot 199: Rare map of Colorado Mining Distrucet 1880

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Lot 199: Author: Nell, Louis Title: Topographical & Township Map of Part of the State of Colorado Exhibiting the San Juan, Gunnison and California Mining Regions. Compiled from U.S. Government Surveys & other authentic Sources by Louis Nell, Civil Engineer Place Published: Denver, CO Publisher: Stone & Co. General Agents Date Published: 1880 Description: Lithographed map, hand-colored in outline. 51x65.5 cm (21x25?"), folding into gilt-lettered cloth covers 15x10 cm (6x4"); leaf of text advertising Nell's maps mounted on inside of front cover. Detailed and well-executed map of the southwest portion of Colorado. The map is on a scale of 9 miles to one inch, which differs from the 10.5 miles to an inch of Nell's map of the whole state, making it clear that this is not just portion of that map. A bit of wear and faint stain to covers; a few slight splits at intersections of folds; very good or better. Provenance: Henry Stevens, 9/72. PBA Galleries' Rare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages Thursday, 3rd December 2015 Estimate: $1500-2500
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