Lot 90: Bancroft's California, Nevada, etc. 1864

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Lot 90: Author: Bancroft, Hubert Howe Title: Bancroft's Map of California, Nevada, Utah and Arizona Place Published: San Francisco Publisher: H.H. Bancroft & Company Date Published: 1864 Description: Lithographed map, hand-colored. 70x86 cm (27?x33?") plus decorative border, folding into gilt-lettered blindstamped cloth covers 15.5x10 cm (6 ?x4"). First edition of Bancroft's influential, detailed and quite striking pocket map of California and Nevada, with portions 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, as are the many towns, cities, lakes, rivers, and other features. There is an advertising leaf for Bancroft on inside of front cover, which includes a short list maps available. Signature in ink on leaf of Woodford Clivens. The first edition of the map is quite scarce. Folder a little worn, notably at spine; map with some short splits at intersections of folds, else fine or nearly so, coloring bright. Provenance: Ross Valley Book Company, 3/84. PBA Galleries' Rare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages Thursday, 3rd December 2015 Estimate: $3000-5000
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