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Auction 142, Lot 199

"Carte de la Californie… [with book] Voyage en Californie Description de Son Sol, de Son Climat, de ses Mines d'Or", Bryant, Edwin

Subject: Western United States

Period: 1849 (circa)


Color: Black & White

11 x 15 inches
27.9 x 38.1 cm
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This very detailed map of the West was based on a section of Duflot de Mofras's larger 1844 map of western North America. Although the map was published in 1849, there is no mention of the gold discoveries. The map is filled with text, towns and the location of Indian tribes. Published in Paris by Arthus-Bertrand. The map is still bound into the French edition of Bryant's overland journey taken in 1846, which is considered to be one of the most detailed and reliable journals of this period. Hardbound, 16mo., 272 pp. with green leather spine and tips over marbled boards with gilt title on a raised spine.

References: Wheat (TMW) #588.

Condition: B

There is a 0.5" binding tear at right that has been closed on verso with archival tape, and some light foxing. Contents have some very minor foxing, and is otherwise clean and tight. Covers and spine show only light wear. Library pastedown on inside front cover.

Estimate: $400 - $500


Closed on 11/28/2012