Lot 3: Map of Alaska with text 1898

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Lot 3: Author: [Emmons, S.F.]; Title: Map Of Alaska Showing Known Gold-Bearing Rocks with Descriptive Text Containing Sketches of the Geography, Geology, and Gold Deposits and Routes to the Gold Fields; Place Published: Washington; Publisher: United States Geological Survey; Date Published: 1898; Description: 44 pp. Large folding color map. (8vo) 22x14 cm (8Zx5½") period half brown morocco & marbled boards, spine lettered in gilt, marbled endpapers & edges.The bright color map, "The Gold and Coal Fields of Alaska," 60x72.5 cm., shows all of Alaska and adjacent gold-bearing regions of Canada, with two insets. Added to the lot is a copy of "Alaska: Handbook No. 84" from the Bureau of the American Republics, Senate Doc. 178, Part 13, 1897, with folding map of Alaska - this volume is unfortunately damp an mildew stained and in fair condition. Condition: The Emmons work with minor scuffing to spine and extremities, very good, internally fine or nearly so. PBA Galleries' Sale 578: Americana, Travel/Exploration, Cartography, African/Asian Americana and Directories Thursday, 28th January 2016 Estimate: $300-500
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