Lot 63: Rare pamphlet on Calif. oil field with maps 1865

PBA Galleries

PBA Galleries

2015-11-19 15:16:25

Lot 63: Author: Silliman, Benjamin Title: Professor Silliman's Report upon the Oil Property of The Philadelphia and California Petroleum Company, of Philadelphia, Situated in Santa Barbara and Los Angeles Counties, California, to which are added extracts from the field notes made on a survey and exploration for a Rail Road, in 1850 and 1857, by Co. J. Williamson, Chief Engineer of the Survey Place Published: Philadelphia Publisher: E.C. Markley & Son Date Published: 1865 Description: 26 pp, With 2 lithographed maps hand-colored in outline, one of them folding. (8vo) 23.2x14.5 cm (9 ?x5?"), original blue printed wrappers. Scarce California oil pamphlet from 1865, with two maps. Wear at spine, crease to top right corner of front wrapper; very good, in custom half morocco slipcase and chemise. Provenance: Dawson's Book Shop, 1/01. PBA Galleries' Rare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages Thursday, 3rd December 2015 Estimate: $2000-3000
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