Lot 233: British map with California Gold Region 1851

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PBA Galleries

2015-11-19 15:16:55

Lot 233: Author: Wyld, James Title: Map of the Gold Regions of California Compiled from Original Surveys Place Published: London Publisher: Date Published: 1851 Description: Engraved map, hand-colored. 50x42 cm (19?x16?"), backed with linen and sectioned for folding, in original cloth slipcase with printed paper label 18.5x12 cm (7 ?x4?"). Map of all of California, part of southern Oregon, and east just beyond Great Salt Lake. Counties are shown, and there is detail in the gold region, including colored dots to show "Workings of Gold" and lines showing quartz veins. Warren Heckrotte notes that "The map includes both Ogdens River and Humboldt River. Ogdens River is the misplaced Humboldt River." Some minor fading and rubbing to slipcase; a few faint fox spots to map; very good. Provenance: Ross Valley Book Company 12/81. PBA Galleries' Rare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages Thursday, 3rd December 2015 Estimate: $1000-1500
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