Lot 49: Mariposa Company 1863 with map

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Lot 49: (Mariposa Estate) Author: Title: The Mariposa Company, 34 Wall Street, New York. James Hoy, President... Organized 25th June, 1863 Place Published: New York Publisher: Wm. C. Bryant & Co., printers Date Published: 1863 Description: 81 pp. Large colored lithograph folding map. (8vo) 23x14.5 cm. (9x5?"), original brown cloth, covers bordered in blind, front cover lettered in gilt. First Edition. Elaborate prospectus for the mining property known as the Mariposa Estate. The Mariposas scheme was the brainchild of John C. Fr?mont, who saw it as the making of his fortune, but who was ultimately bankrupted by it. Spine a little faded, wear along joints; some light offsetting to the map, short splits at fold intersections and short stub tear; very good. Provenance: Argonaut, 10/96. PBA Galleries' Rare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages Thursday, 3rd December 2015 Estimate: $800-1200
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