Lot 38: Johnson's Sights in the Gold Region with map 1850

PBA Galleries

PBA Galleries

2015-11-19 15:16:21

Lot 38: Author: Johnson, Theodore T. Title: Sights in the Gold Region, and Scenes by the Way... With Numerous Illustrations Place Published: New York Publisher: Baker & Scribner Date Published: 1850 Description: xii, 324 pp. With color lithographed frontispiece; 6 wood-engraved plates; folding lithographed map measuring 17.5x15.3 cm (6?x6"). Volume is (12mo) 18.5x11.5 cm (7 ?x4?"), original red gilt-pictorial blindstamped cloth, spine lettered in gilt. Second Edition - Revised and Enlarged. The sought-after and scarce second edition, which was the first to contain the color frontispiece and wood-engraved plates, and the significant map of the gold region, which first appeared in this second edition, but not in all copies. Spine a little dull with some rubbing at ends and corners; map with vertical strip at right edge darkened comprising the right ?" of the map image plus the gutter margin; very good or better, nicer than usually found. Provenance: Camelot Books, IMCoS Fair, 10/95. PBA Galleries' Rare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages Thursday, 3rd December 2015 Estimate: $500-800
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