Auction 135, Lot 244

"Map of Passes in the Sierra Nevada from Walker's Pass to the Coast Range…", Williamson, R. S. (Lt.)

Subject: California

Period: 1853 (dated)

Publication: U.S. Pacific Railroad Surveys

Color: Black & White

Size:
20 x 30.5 inches
50.8 x 77.5 cm

Very detailed map of the region centers on Tejon Pass, including the Tulare Valley, and the Kern and Buenavista Lakes. Walker's Pass, Hum-pah-map Pass, Tah-ee-chay-pay Pass, Tejon Pass, Arroyo de las Uvas, Arroyo de San Arminio, and Fremont's route through the region in 1844 are located. A wagon road through Tejon Pass and a new pass leading to Los Angeles are also identified. Topography is denoted through finely engraved hachure.

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Condition: B+

A very nice example, clean and bright with the majority of the map surface flawless. Issued folding, now flattened and backed with archival tissue to support folds. At upper left a small piece of paper replaced with 1/4" of border in facsimile and a few other small flaws in same area.

Estimate: $120 - $160

Sold for: $90

Closed on 2/16/2011

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