Lot 29: Hinton's Arizona Handbook with large map 1878

PBA Galleries

2015-11-19 15:16:19


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Lot 29: Author: Hinton, Richard J. Title: The Hand-Book of Arizona: Its Resources, History, Towns, Mines, Ruins and Scenery. Amply Illustrated. Accompanied with a New Map of the Territory Place Published: San Francisco Publisher: Payot, Upham & Co. Date Published: 1878 Description: 431, [2], ci + 43 ad pp. With 22 lithographed plates & 6 lithographed maps & plans, 2 of them folding; inserted advertisement for Britton & Rey, who lithographed the plates and maps; plus large lithographed folding map. (12mo) 18.7x12 cm (7 ?x4?"), original blue cloth lettered in gilt with gilt cover vignette. First Edition. Important overview of Arizona at a time its newly-discovered mineral wealth was making it a destination for fortune-seekers and of interest to investors. Spine a bit darkened, rubbing to ends; else very good, a rather fragile book rarely found better, very uncommon with the large map; both map and book in single modern slipcase. Provenance: California Book Auction, 2/90. PBA Galleries' Rare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages Thursday, 3rd December 2015 Estimate: $2000-3000
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