Lot 7: Central Pacific RR pamphlet with map 1866

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Lot 7: (Central Pacific Railroad) Author: Title: The Central Pacific R. R. of California. Character of the Work, Its Progress, Resources, Earnings, and Future Prospects. New York, October, 1866 Place Published: New York Publisher: George Brown, Printer Date Published: 1866 Description: 14, [1] pp. Folding hand-colored lithographed map. (8vo) 23x15 cm (9x6"), original printed wrappers. Front wrapper detached, edges chipped with loss, rear wrapper with less chipping; map with a neat 3" split at one fold, no loss, clean; else very good. Information for investors as to the progress of the great endeavor. Signed on the front wrapper by G.E. Gray, who was the consulting engineer for the Central Pacific Railroad. Provenance: K Harrison, San Francisco Book Fair, 2/7/98. PBA Galleries' Rare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages Thursday, 3rd December 2015 Estimate: $2000-3000
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