Lot 92: Plan of Benicia CA 1852

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Lot 92: Author: Barlow, Benjaman W. Title: Map of the City of Benicia Founded by Mariano G. Vallejo, Thomas O.Larkin & Robert Semple 1847 Surveyed and Drawn by Benjamin W. Barlow City & County Surveyor Place Published: San Francisco Publisher: Steam Lith. Britton & Rey Date Published: [1852] Description: Lithographed map. 56.5x84 cm (22 ?x33"), mounted on linen backing. Plan of the city on Benicia on the Carquinez Strait, which served as the state capital of California for nearly thirteen months from 1853 to 1854. Formerly in the Bancroft Library, with inkstamps on verso and a few discrete ones on recto; withdrawn stamp in upper margin. Some creasing and small tears, a corner chip, about very good. Provenance: Vogel, Berkeley Paper Fair, 9/83. PBA Galleries' Rare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages Thursday, 3rd December 2015 Estimate: $600-900
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