Lot 58: Robinson's Gold Regions with map 1849

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Lot 58: Author: Robinson, Fayette Title: California and its Gold Regions; With a Geographical and Topographical View of the Country, its Mineral and Agricultural Resources. Prepared from Official and other Authentic Documents... Place Published: New York Publisher: Stringer & Townsend Date Published: 1849 Description: 137, [1], + [6] ad pp. Engraved map with slight hand-coloring in outline and wash. (8vo) 21.5x14 cm. (8?x5?"), original printed wrappers, page edges untrimmed, custom cloth clamshell box. First Edition. Early notice of California during the Gold Rush, intended, as the author notes in his preface (dated December 1848), "to make a fair exposition of the most authentic accounts of California and the gold region." Wear to wrapper edges and spine with repairs; map with a few short splits at fold intersections, a bit of foxing and aging; very good, in rare untrimmed state in the original wrappers. Provenance: Text: California Book Auction, 10/81. Map: Alta California Books, 1/66. PBA Galleries' Rare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages Thursday, 3rd December 2015 Estimate: $3000-5000
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