Lot 86: Map of California Gold Region on Lettersheet

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Lot 86: Author: Baker, George H. Title: Map of the Mining Region of California 1855. Drawn and Compiled by Geo. H. Baker Place Published: Sacramento Publisher: Barber & Baker Date Published: 1855 Description: Lithographed map on blue wove paper, issued as a pictorial lettersheet. 26.5x22 cm. (10?x8?"), the 1st sheet of a 4-page lettersheet, unused. Important map of the California Gold Region, from Monterey and Tulare counties in the south, to Klamath and Siskiyou in the north, with a portion of Nevada (called Utah) in the east. There is a "Table of Distances from the Capital Sacramento City to the principal towns" in the upper right corner, and at center right is a table of "Population of California 300,000" giving the populations of various towns and cities, with San Francisco leading at 50,000. A few very slight stains, else fine. Provenance: John Howell-Books, 9/78. PBA Galleries' Rare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages Thursday, 3rd December 2015 Estimate: $5000-8000
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