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Auction 100, Lot 561

"The Poetical Geography, Designed to Accompany Outline Maps or School Atlases.", Van Waters, George

Subject: Geography

Period: 1851 (published)


Color: Black & White

6.5 x 9 inches
16.5 x 22.9 cm

A rhyming guide to world geography, remarkable for it coverage of the California Gold Rush. This edition includes a section on California and the gold regions with the map "Valleys of Sacramento and San Joaquin" plus two half-page views "San Francisco in 1848" and "San Francisco in 1849" illustrating the rapid growth due to the Gold Rush. Tan paper boards, illustrated with a View of Edfau. 8vo, 80 pp.


Condition: C

Cover worn and stained with spine missing. Contents with occasional foxing and light water stain on first few leaves.

Estimate: $75 - $100


Closed on 9/12/2002