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Auction 89, Lot 103

"Sketch of Gen. Riley's Route through the Mining Districts, July and August 1849",

Subject: California

Period: 1850 (published)


Color: Black & White

19.5 x 21 inches
49.5 x 53.3 cm
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Important Gold Rush map of the mining region in northern California. The map was made from the original sketch by Lt. Derby in the office of the 10th Military Dept. It is historically important because it names, for the first time, certain actual mining camps in the middle Sierra foothills; Mormon Island (misspelled Mormont), Coloma (mislabeled Colluma), Curtis, Sullivan's, Corons, Jamestown, Woods and Sonora. The entire route of the Riley party is noted, with the dates of their visits to the various camps, and covers the region from Monterrey Bay, north to Sacramento and east to the "gold diggings". Ref: Wheat (Gold) #79.


Condition: A+

Estimate: $450 - $550

Sold for: $550

Closed on 12/8/1999