Lot 48: Mariposas Estate 1861 with Map

PBA Galleries

PBA Galleries

2015-11-19 15:16:23

Lot 48: (Mariposa Estate) Author: Title: The Mariposas Estate Place Published: London Publisher: Date Published: 1861 Description: 63, [1] pp. in 4 unbound signatures. With folding hand-colored lithographed map, backed with linen & sectioned for folding. Map and signatures set loose in modern cloth case. (8vo) 23x15.5 cm (9x6)"). Unbound signatures of what was undoubtedly an elaborate prospectus to interest investors in financing the development of Fr?mont's gold-bearing property in the Sierra foothills. Provenance: Henry Stevens, 3/02; Map, Harrison. Map with some light foxing; unbound signatures fine. PBA Galleries' Rare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages Thursday, 3rd December 2015 Estimate: $1000-1500
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