Auction 125, Lot 235

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

Subject: California, Gold Mining

Period: 1849 (dated)

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

Color: Black & White

17.5 x 22.5 inches
44.5 x 57.2 cm

A 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,including Mormon and Dry, trails and roads. Interesting notations concern grazing, road conditions, soil fertility, etc. This early look at the Gold Regions locates Sacramento City just south of the American River (as a simple grid pattern), Vernon, Fremont, Sutter, Green Spring, and much more.

References: Wheat (Gold) #149.

Condition: B+

Originally folded now pressed. A few light foxing spots in map. Close trim nearly to neatline at right has been professionally remargined.

Estimate: $400 - $600

Sold for: $200

Closed on 9/24/2008