Lot 209: Map of California & Nevada 1871

PBA Galleries

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Lot 209: Author: Ransom, Leander Title: A New Map of the States of California and Nevada Exhibiting the Rivers, Lakes, Bays and Islands, with the principal Towns, Roads, Railroads and Transit Routes to the Silver Mining Districts of Nevada Territory. Also Meridian, Standard, Range and Township Lines as established; to which is added the County Boundaries and United States Land Districts. Carefully compiled from United States and other Reliable Surveys Place Published: San Francisco Publisher: W. Holt Date Published: 1871 Description: Lithographed map, hand-colored. Formerly a folding map, now restored, flattened and laid down on paper backing, folder not present. 65.5x53.5 cm (25?x21"). Scarce map of California and Nevada with much detail with regard to the silver-producing regions of Nevada, which were increasingly fuelling the California economy, or at least adding wealth to those already well off. Railroads are shown, both proposed and completed, with recently competed transcontinental railroad prominent among the latter. Restored, with wear and holes along an earlier fold repaired, some minor loss; some darkening along the original folds; very good. PBA Galleries' Rare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages Thursday, 3rd December 2015 Estimate: $800-1200
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