Lot 88: Bancroft's Map of California, Nevada, 1876

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Lot 88: 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. 1876 Place Published: San Francisco Publisher: A.L. Bancroft & Co. Date Published: 1876 Description: Lithographed map, hand-colored. 67.7x79 cm (26?x31") plus decorative border, folding into gilt-lettered cloth covers 16x11 cm (6 ?x4 ?"). Fifth 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 the 1864 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. Light shelf wear to cover; map clean, bright and crisp. Provenance: Dawson's, 4/71. PBA Galleries' Rare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages Thursday, 3rd December 2015 Estimate: $2000-3000
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