Lot 87: Bancroft's Map of California, Nevada, 1873

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Lot 87: Author: Bancroft, Albert Little Title: Bancroft's Map of California, Nevada, Utah and Arizona, Published by A. L. Bancroft & Compy. Booksellers & Stationers San Francisco Cal. 1873 Place Published: San Francisco Publisher: A.L. Bancroft & Co. Date Published: 1873 Description: Lithographed map, hand-colored. 71.3x77.5 cm (28x30?") plus decorative border, folding into gilt-lettered cloth covers 16x11 cm (6 ?x4 ?"). Fourth issue of Bancroft's detailed and quite striking pocket map of California and Nevada, with parts of Arizona and Utah. Each state is divided into counties, reflected in the coloring, and the various railroads, completed, under construction and planned, are shown, wagon roads, and the many towns, cities, lakes, rivers, and other features. This map does not extend as far east as first issue. The different issues are: 1864; 1868; 1871; 1873; 1876; 1878. There is an advertising leaf for Bancroft on inside of front cover, which includes a short list maps available. Some mild fading to covers; map with a hint of toning to paper, some short splits at fold intersections, lower left corner torn off well away from map image; very good. Provenance: Old World Auction, 9/10/03. PBA Galleries' Rare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages Thursday, 3rd December 2015 Estimate: $2000-3000
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