Lot 61: Silliman pamphlet on Cal. oil fields with map 1865

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Lot 61: Author: Silliman, Benjamin Title: A Description of the Recently Discovered Petroleum Region in California. With a Report on the Same by Professor Silliman Place Published: New York Publisher: Francis & Loutrel Date Published: February, 1865 Description: [2], iii, 24, [1] pp. Folding map, and a folding section diagram. (8vo) tan wrappers printed in black. This rare little prospectus discusses all aspects of extracting petroleum, a recent source of wealth in the Santa Barbara area. Front wrapper detached; large map neatly split in two along a vertical fold, with a few other short splits, no loss; very good. Provenance: Bauman, 3/91. PBA Galleries' Rare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages Thursday, 3rd December 2015 Estimate: $1000-1500
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