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Lot 225
By: Samuel Augustus Mitchell
Subject: California
Date: 1884 (dated)

Publication: New General Atlas

Condition Code: B

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Color: hand color

Size: 15.1 x 21.4 inches
         38.4 x 54.4 cm

    This double-page map of California features a huge (7.8 x 10.8") inset of San Francisco with excellent detail of existing streets and various locales. The map shows the cities, towns, counties, and railroads of the day. The bay appears with little of the reclamation we see today. A smaller inset, San Francisco Bay and Vicinity, extends to show all of San Pablo Bay, Vallejo and part of Mare Island, and portions of the counties of Solano, Marin, Conta Costa, San Mateo, and Alameda. San Bernadino County extends nearly to the Pacific Ocean, only stopped by a sliver of Los Angeles County. No sign of Orange County, as it would be formed five years later. Tulare Lake is shown at its full extent, while there is no sign of the Salton Sea.

Condition Description: There are a number of edge tears that have been closed with archival materials, including several that enter the image 1/2" to 3". The sheet has been remargined at left and bottom with old paper, and there is a faint damp stain that enters the neatline at top right.

$140.00 - $170.00

Sold for: $120.00

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