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Auction 184, Lot 266

"The Golden Chain Council Highway Map of the Northern & Southern Mines - The Mother Lode",

Subject: Central California

Period: 1960 (circa)


Color: Printed Color

16.6 x 21.2 inches
42.2 x 53.8 cm
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This promotional map covers the region from Yosemite National Park to north of Lake Tahoe with a large gold chain delineating the "Mother Lode," a reference to the California Gold Rush that made this region famous. Includes a legend with information relevant to the tourist including ski areas, campgrounds, lakes, state parks, and more. Surrounded by a decorative vignette border illustrating the region's gold mining history. Delineation and cartography by William Wintle and printed by East Wind Printers in San Francisco. Self-folding (3.75" x 8.5") with related text and illustrations on verso.

References: Rumsey #8128.

Condition: A

A colorful example on a bright sheet, issued folding.

Estimate: $80 - $100

Sold for: $40

Closed on 9/15/2021