Lot 56: Revere's Tour of Duty in California with map 1849

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Lot 56: Author: Revere, Joseph Warren Title: A Tour of Duty in California; including a Description of the Gold Region: and an Account of the Voyage around Cape Horn Place Published: New York Publisher: C. S. Francis & Co. Date Published: 1849 Description: vi, [2], 305 + [6] ad pp. Illustrated with 6 lithographed plates, including frontispiece; folding map of the San Francisco Bay Area. (12mo) 19.3x11.5 cm (7?x4?"), original blind-stamped dark green cloth, spine lettered in gilt. First Edition. Early and important observations of California during the Gold Rush and the period preceding it. Some minor wear to spine ends and corners; modest darkening within, hinge starting to crack at title-page, short stub tear to map; very good. Provenance: Swanns, 6/18/92. PBA Galleries' Rare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages Thursday, 3rd December 2015 Estimate: $500-800
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