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Auction 195, Lot 263

"Map of the Principal Quartz and Gravel Mines in Tuolumne County, California. Taken from Government Surveys and Mining Records", Bancroft, A.L. & Company

Subject: Tuolumne County, California

Period: 1879 (dated)


Color: Black & White

24.3 x 30.5 inches
61.7 x 77.5 cm
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This detailed mining map was drawn by John Paul Dart, Mining Engineer, and separately issued by Bancroft & Company in nearby San Francisco. It covers the southwestern portion of Tuolumne County, extending from the towns of Confidence and Columbia south to Groveland and Golden City. The map is divided into townships and shows scores of gravel and quartz mine claims, particularly in the region around Jamestown and Summersville. A few of the claims include Scorpion, Stanislaus, Montezuma, Philadelphia, Lime Kiln, Indiana, and many more. Other interesting details provide evidence of a mining boom including saw mills, ditches, roads, a brewery, marble cave, and "Chinese Camp." The map is completed by decorative elements including various trees found in the area and a compass rose - unusual features for this type of map.

References: Phillips (Maps) p. 857.

Condition: A

A crisp impression on a clean bright sheet. There are short repaired centerfold separations confined to the side margins and some minor edge chips and tears far from the image.

Estimate: $200 - $230


Closed on 11/15/2023