Lot 91: Bancroft's Pacific States on 4 sheets 1867

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2015-11-19 15:16:30


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Lot 91: Author: Bancroft, Hubert Howe Title: Bancroft's Map of the Pacific States Compiled by Wm. Henry Knight Place Published: San Francisco Publisher: H.H. Bancroft & Company Date Published: 1867 Description: Lithographed map on four sheets. Each sheet approx. 71.5x57 (28 ?x22?") plus floral decorative border and margins. Large and significant map of the Pacific slope. Includes all of the states of California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Utah, most of Montana, leaving out some of eastern part, and most of Arizona, leaving out area south of Tucson; and part of Canada. Projection appears to be simple conic. Minor soiling, some toning (not uniform to all sheets), southwest sheet with stain to upper right corner, slight chip to upper left corner but only in margin; about very good. This was first issued in 1863. Provenance: W. Hammon, 12/71. PBA Galleries' Rare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages Thursday, 3rd December 2015 Estimate: $1500-2500
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