Auction 107, Lot 163

"The Sacramento Valley from the American River to Butte Creek…", Derby, George Horatio (Lt)

Subject: California

Period: 1849 (dated)

Publication: Senate Doc. 47, 31st Congress, 1st Sess.

Color: Black & White

17.5 x 22.5 inches
44.5 x 57.2 cm

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, trails and roads. Shows Sacramento, American River, numerous gold diggings including Mormon and Dry. Interesting notations concerning grazing, road conditions, soil fertility, etc.

References: Wheat (Gold) #149.

Condition: A

Issued folding, now backed with archival tissue. Lightly toned along some folds, still very good for this issue.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $275

Closed on 6/9/2004