Lot 72: German Eldorado with maps 1851

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Lot 72: Author: Taylor, Bayard Title: El-Dorado Schilderungen einer Reise ?ber Panama nach Californien und des Ausenthalts daselbst, sowie der Zustande, der Eigenthumlichseiten des Lebens, des commerciellen Berkehrs, des Klimas u. zu San Francisco, Monterey u. in den Golddistricten... Place Published: Weimar Publisher: B.F. Voigt Date Published: 1851 Description: viii, 176 pp. With 2 folding lithographed maps; 1 folding plate (in facsimile). (12mo) 19x12 cm (7?x4?"), modern speckled calf, spine ruled in gilt, morocco lettering piece. First German Edition. First German, and first German language, edition of Bayard Taylor's gold rush classic, Eldorado, or Adventures in the Path of Empire, published in English the preceding year. The text appears to have been washed, light library rubberstamps on title page and verso. Very good in fine modern binding. Provenance: Heaston, 7/99. PBA Galleries' Rare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages Thursday, 3rd December 2015 Estimate: $1000-1500
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