Lot 99: Chart of West Coast before Gold Rush

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Lot 99: Author: Blunt, Edward and George W. Title: West Coast of North America, from the Gulf of Dulce to San Francisco. Spanish and other Authorities Place Published: New York Publisher: E. & G.W. Blunt Date Published: 1848 Description: Engraved chart, bluebacked. With three insets. 56.5x89.5 cm (22 ?x35 ?"). Significant chart of the western coast of North and Central America on the eve of the California Gold Rush. The main chart runs from the Gulf of Dulce to San Blas and is a direct copy of a Spanish chart. Some soiling and darkening; very good overall. Provenance: RIBA auction, 6/13/92. PBA Galleries' Rare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages Thursday, 3rd December 2015 Estimate: $1000-1500
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