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By: Lt. George Horatio Derby
Subject: California, Gold Mining
Date: 1849 (dated)
Publication: Sen. Doc. 47, 31st Congress, 1st Session
Condition Code: B+
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Size: 17.5 x 21.8 inches
44.5 x 55.4 cm
A map of major importance to the California Gold Rush. On a scale of 4-1/2 miles to the inch, it provides a detailed view of the region with numerous small towns, ranches, Diggings (including Mormon and Dry), trails and roads. Interesting notations concern grazing, road conditions and soil fertility. This early look at the Gold Regions locates Sacramento City just south of the American River (as a simple grid pattern), Vernon, Fremont, Sutter and Green Spring.
Condition Description: Issued folding with a few minor spots of foxing and a 1.5" fold separation at upper left that has been closed on verso with archival tape.
Ref: Wheat (Gold) #149.