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Auction 116, Lot 234

"Colton's California", Colton, Joseph Hutchins

Subject: California

Period: 1855 (dated)

Publication: Atlas of the World

Color: Hand Color

12.8 x 15.5 inches
32.5 x 39.4 cm
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This fine map of the state includes a large and detailed layout of the "City of San Francisco." The plan shows projected land reclamation with streets named and extending into the yet reclaimed bay. Nicely detailed throughout, it locates railroads, roads, cities, villages, gold diggings, springs, dry lakes, etc. The railroad surveys had recently been completed and the proposed and explored routes are shown. Published by Johnson & Browning, circa 1860.


Condition: A

Damp stain in margin with remnants of linen hinges on verso.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $150

Closed on 9/20/2006