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Auction 173, Lot 122

The Earliest Example of a Denny Map

"Denny's Map of Lake County California",

Subject: Northern California

Period: 1904 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

17.1 x 26.3 inches
43.4 x 66.8 cm
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This pocket map of Lake County, California was published by Edward Denny & Co. in San Francisco. Printed in blue ink, the map is divided into townships with Guenoc and Gallayomi Rancho identified at bottom. Clear Lake, the county's namesake, is prominently depicted at center and numerous springs are located and named in its vicinity. Folds into blue printed paper wrappers (4.1 x 6"). This 1904 example is the earliest Denny map we could find in auction records over the last 35 years.


Condition: B+

Issued folding with a hint of toning on two sections and a few minor spots. Paper wrappers are lightly soiled.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $300

Closed on 6/5/2019