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Auction 135, Lot 246

"Bai San Francisco und Vereinigung des Sacramento mit dem San Joaquin", Lange, Henry

Subject: San Francisco and Sacramento, California

Period: 1854 (circa)

Publication: Atlas von Nord-America

Color: Hand Color

10.5 x 8.5 inches
26.7 x 21.6 cm
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This is a very scarce map of the greater San Francisco Bay area and central California to include the lower Sacramento Valley and the upper San Joaquin Valley. The map has good detail of San Francisco Bay (including soundings) and of the waterways that make up the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers. There are some seldom seen settlement names such as New York, San Joaquin, Stanislaus City and Boston, located just north of and across the river from Sacramento. The lower right has a legend with distances between settlements on these river systems. The most prominent feature of the map is a large (2" x 6") view of San Francisco bay complete with sailing ships with the city rising in the background. Vallejo is noted as the capital which dates the map to either 1852 or 1853 when it was the capital for two brief periods. Original full wash blue in the waters and the towns are highlighted in red gauche. Blank verso.


Condition: B+

With a center fold and some light soiling or foxing, otherwise very good. Full margins.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $425

Closed on 2/16/2011