Lot 62: Silliman pamphlet on Cal. oil fields with color map 1865

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Lot 62: Author: Silliman, Benjamin Title: Professor Silliman's Report Upon The Oil Property Of The Pacific Coast Petroleum Company, Of New -York, Situated In San Luis Obispo County, California. To which is added Notes of Survey and Exploration in 1850 and 1857 by Col. J. Williamson, Engineer-in-Chief of Survey Place Published: New York Publisher: William A. Wheeler Date Published: 1865 Description: 24 pp. Hand-colored folding lithographed map. (8vo) 22.6x14 cm (9x5?"), original blue printed front wrapper, later plain rear wrapper. Rare report serving as a prospectus for the Pacific Coast Petroleum Company, with an attractive and significant map with attractive original coloring. Some soiling to front wrapper, wear along spine; very good. Provenance: Reese, 6/10. PBA Galleries' Rare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages Thursday, 3rd December 2015 Estimate: $3000-5000
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