"Sketch of General Riley's Route Through the Mining Districts July and Aug. 1849", Derby, George Horatio (Lt)
Period: 1849 (dated)
Publication: Senate Doc. 47, 31st Congress 1st Session
Color: Black & White
19.5 x 21 inches
49.5 x 53.3 cm
This important and early map of the California Gold Rush was made from Lt. Derby's original sketch by J. Mc. H. Hollingsworth in the office of the 10th Military Dept. It is historically important, not only for its depiction of Gen. Riley's route, but because it names, for the first time, certain actual mining camps in the middle Sierra foothills; Mormon Island (misspelled Mormont), Coloma (mislabeled Colluma), Curtis, Sullivan's, Corons, Jamestown, Woods and Sonora. The entire route of the Riley party is noted, with the dates of their visits to the various camps, and covers the region from Monterrey Bay, north to Sacramento and east to the gold diggings.
References: Wheat (Gold) #79; Wagner & Camp #179 b: 1 & 2.
Issued folding, now flattened with margins extended at both sides to accommodate framing. A 1-1/2" binding tear at upper left has been repaired with tissue on verso.