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Auction 166, Lot 198

"The Sacramento Valley from the American River to Butte Creek...", Derby, George Horatio (Lt)

Subject: California, Gold Mining

Period: 1849 (dated)

Publication: Sen. Doc. 47, 31st Congress, 1st Session

Color: Black & White

17.5 x 21.8 inches
44.5 x 55.4 cm
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A map of major importance to the California Gold Rush. On a scale of 4-1/2 miles to the inch, it provides a detailed view of the region with numerous small towns, ranches, Diggings (including Mormon and Dry), trails and roads. Interesting notations concern grazing, road conditions and soil fertility. This early look at the Gold Regions locates Sacramento City just south of the American River (as a simple grid pattern), Vernon, Fremont, Sutter and Green Spring.

References: Wheat (Gold) #149.

Condition: B+

Issued folding with a few minor spots of foxing and a 1.5" fold separation at upper left that has been closed on verso with archival tape.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $130

Closed on 2/14/2018