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Auction 196, Lot 246

"Map of the Comstock Brunswick and Flowery Lodes Showing the Mining Claims Embraced in Virginia, Gold Hill, Devils Gate and Chinatown, Silver Star, American Flat and Flowery Districts. Lyon and Storey Counties Nevada",

Subject: Northern Nevada

Period: 1923 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

31.3 x 24.9 inches
79.5 x 63.2 cm
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Compiled by W.T. Moran and drafted by C.P. Eager, this map details mining claims in northern Nevada, in and around Silver City and Virginia City. It delineates surveyed, unsurveyed, and patented areas and identifies the owner of each individual claim. A table at bottom includes information on some of the more notable mines. County lines, town sites, railroads, and the Sutro Tunnel Grant are all located. Completed in 1879, the Sutro Tunnel is a drainage tunnel connected to the famous Comstock Lode, the richest silver mine in American history. On this example, a previous owner has marked the mining properties and claims of the United States Comstock Mining Company in red pencil. North is oriented to the right.


Condition: B

Issued folding with light toning along the folds and at top left, where the map was previously attached to paper covers, and numerous manuscript notations in red pencil from a previous owner. There is an archivally repaired 4.5" edge tear at top left and some separations along the folds which have also been archivally repaired on verso.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $150

Closed on 2/7/2024