Lot 44: With 1st railroad map published in California

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2015-11-19 15:16:22


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Lot 44: Author: [Lewis, William J. ] Title: Report of the Chief Engineer of the Pacific and Atlantic Rail Road Co., January, 1855 Place Published: San Francisco Publisher: Whitton, Towne & Co. Date Published: 1855 Description: 3 pp. With folding map, lithographed by Britton & Rey. (8vo) 23x14.6 cm (9x5?"), original pale yellow printed wrappers. Detailed report on the railroad line from San Jose to San Francisco. This copy includes the rare map, which is laid in loose, "Route of the Pacific and Atlantic Rail Road between San Francisco, & San Jose. As located by Wm. J. Lewis, Chief Engineer, in Sept. Oct. & Nov 1851". Lower corner of front wrapper slightly bent; map with very faint offset; else fine. Provenance: Butterfield & Butterfield, 2/10/89. PBA Galleries' Rare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages Thursday, 3rd December 2015 Estimate: $2000-3000
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