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Auction 135, Lot 806

"The Maps of the California Gold Region, 1848-1857", Wheat, Carl I.

Subject: Reference Books

Period: 1995 (published)


Color: Black & White

10 x 13 inches
25.4 x 33 cm

This important carto-bibliography covers maps produced between 1848 and 1857, one of the most important decades in the American history. It is the definitive reference on California Gold Rush maps and a comprehensive study of early California cartography. This edition is the Martino reprint of the rare 1942 Grabhorn Press Edition. It contains C.D. Gibbs Map of the Southern Mines, 1852 that was not included in the original edition. It includes a new introduction by Gold Rush bibliographer Gary Kurutz and an addendum by map collector Warren Heckrotte. Hardbound in beige buckram, 153 pages, illustrated. This reprint edition limited to 350 copies.


Condition: A+

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $110

Closed on 2/16/2011