Lot 5: Report on California with maps 1850

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Lot 5: (California & New Mexico) Author: [Taylor, Zachary] Title: California and New Mexico: Message of the President of the United States, Transmitting information... on the Subject of California and New Mexico (caption title) Place Published: Washington Publisher: Date Published: 1850 Description: 976 pp. With 7 maps, 6 of them folding. (8vo) 21.5x13.5 cm (8?x5?"), marbled boards rebacked with later leather spine, spine ruled & lettered in gilt. House Ex. Doc. 17, 31st Congress, 1st Session. Compilation of documents relating to the conquest of California and the beginning of the California Gold Rush. Some darkening to text, but less than is common; Preuss map with a stain, short stub tear; very good, better than normally found. Provenance: Heaston, 5/89. PBA Galleries' Rare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages Thursday, 3rd December 2015 Estimate: $1000-1500
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