Lot 24: Fr?mont's Geographical Memoir with map 1848

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Lot 24: Author: Fr?mont, John Charles/ Charles Preuss Title: Geographical Memoir Upon Upper California, in Illustration of his Map of Oregon and California by John Charles Fr?mont Addressed to the Senate of the United States Place Published: Washington Publisher: Wendell and Van Benthuysen Date Published: 1848 Description: 67 pp. With large folding lithographed map. (8vo) 22.6x14 cm (9x5?"), modern buckram. First (i.e. Senate) issue. The short report was written primarily to explain the important map, drawn by Charles Preuss, which covers the entire West from the Rockies to the Pacific, measuring 83x66 cm, with a little hand coloring in outline. Slight browning to text and map but less than is usually the case; near fine in modern binding, wrappers not retained. Provenance: Golder '78. PBA Galleries' Rare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages Thursday, 3rd December 2015 Estimate: $2000-3000
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