Auction 128, Lot 304

"California and Nevada", Gray, F. A.

Subject: California & Nevada

Period: 1874 (circa)

Publication: The National Atlas

Color: Hand Color

15.5 x 26 inches
39.4 x 66 cm

This is a beautifully colored and engraved double-page map showing numerous named railroads, cities and towns, watershed, forts, and more. Three large insets: Plan of Sacramento; The Vicinity of San Francisco; and Map of the Yosemite Valley. Early railroads extend from Los Angeles north to Redding and east to San Bernardino; the Central Pacific crosses Nevada to Sacramento; several spurs radiate from the San Francisco Bay area. County development is accurate to 1874 except the border between San Bernardino and Inyo counties is incorrectly shown pre-1872. On verso are two full-page maps: a fine street plan of San Francisco, and Oregon and Washington. A large and handsomely colored map of California.


Condition: B+

Fine impression and original color with full margins. Centerfold shows signs of split with archival paper tape on verso.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $110

Closed on 5/20/2009