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Auction 104, Lot 205

"Bancroft's Map of California, Nevada, Utah, and Arizona", Bancroft, A.L. & Company

Subject: Southwestern United States

Period: 1873 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

32 x 29.7 inches
81.3 x 75.4 cm
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Terrific pocket map of California and Nevada with part of Utah and Arizona extending to Salt Lake City and Prescott. It includes incredible detail particularly in the mining regions with a large number of camps and towns named. Also shows railroads, current and proposed, and hundreds of towns, springs, forts, etc. Map includes the western parts of Arizona and Utah, extending to Prescott and Salt Lake City. Fancy, Victorian-style, titling and very decorative wide border. Folding into original gilt embossed cloth covers. Original paper on inside pastedown lists maps and guides available with pricing (this map originally cost only $1.50). A scarce map that is in remarkable condition.

References: cf Wheat (TMW) 1093; Wheat (Gold) 321.

Condition: A

Fine impression and bright original color on bank note paper. Some tiny splits at fold intersections and one small stain at top, else fine. Cover very good with some spotting on back and one small stain on front.

Estimate: $900 - $1,200

Sold for: $1,000

Closed on 9/10/2003