Auction 129, Lot 909

"[Lot of 4 - California] The Maps of San Francisco Bay [and] The Mapping of California as an Island [and] The Mapping of California, 1769-1873 [and] …List of Printed Maps of California Berkeley, 1887",

Subject: Reference Books

Period: 1992-96 (published)


Color: Black & White

See Description

Great lot of references related to California.

1) The Maps of San Francisco Bay, Harlow, Neal. This is the 1996 Martino reprint of the scarce Book Club of California book, considered one of three great cartographic works issued by the club. The original was limited to 375 books and printed by the Grabhorn Press. Martino has limited this reprint to 300 copies. It is a fine compendium of rare maps of the Bay of San Francisco, with excellent facsimile reproductions, and scholarly descriptive and historical text. Contains 21 maps on 19 plates, some fold-out. Red cloth with gilt tilting on spine. (9.3 x 12.3") Fine condition (A+).

2) The Mapping of California as an Island, McLaughlin and Mayo, California Map Society, 1993, (8.5 x 11") This is the definitive reference work on the Island of California. This hard to find book belongs in every map collector's library. Mint, unopened (A+).

3) The Mapping of California, 1769-1873, Heckrotte, Warren, "Prepared for IMCoS 14th International Symposium, October, 1995, San Francisco, Hosted by the California Map Society", 22 pages, illustrated, stapled. (A+)

4) …List of Printed Maps of California Berkeley, 1887, California Map Society. This is a 1992 reprint of the First Cartobibliography of the Printed Maps of California, December 1992, (5.8 x 9"). With an explanatory foreword by Alfred W. Newman. Contents are fine, cover has one small spot, still fine (A+).



See individual descriptions.

Estimate: $120 - $160

Sold for: $180

Closed on 9/23/2009