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Mary Edith Crosley

Published by 1959 Mary Edith Crosley, Interior Clean and Unmarked (1959)

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Item Description: 1959 Mary Edith Crosley, Interior Clean and Unmarked, 1959. Soft Cover / Pictorial Binding. Book Condition: Good Clean Cond. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. Fully Illustrated (illustrator). Paperback : soft cover edition in good plus condition, a typical used book with slight wear to edges and spine. Some minor bumping or creases. Overall good / nice copy of this scarce title. Excellent reading on the subject. A good book to enjoy and keep on hand for yourself. Or would make an ideal gift for the fan / reader in your life. Reading is one of the great pleasures in life. Size: Travel / Culture / History / Life. History / American Life. Bookseller Inventory # 5029550

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Murphy's Queen of the Sierra A History: Richard Coke Wood,

Richard Coke Wood, FORMER OWNER STAMP back Blank Endpaper, Blue illustration Sketch of old Sperry?s Hotel drawn by Mrs. Dave Matthews on front cvr , illustrated in Plain b/W & Glossy B/W, Preface

Published by Calaveras Californian, PUBL. Angels Camp (1948)

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Item Description: Calaveras Californian, PUBL. Angels Camp, 1948. Soft Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Sperry's Hotel drawn by Mrs. Dave Matthews (illustrator). 1st Edition. Murphy Brothers John & Daniels Mined for GOLD here. TOWN ESTABLISHED HERE WAS 1ST CALLED Stoutenberg around 1849 , GOLD PAPERBACK WITH Blue illustration Sketch of old Sperry's Hotel drawn by Mrs. Dave Matthews on front cvr & Titles, , 1948, 1st edition, VG, Tiny Chips Tears edge cvr light creases, 88 pgs, 5.5 x 7.75 IN,edges of the paper wrapper have indented in conformance with the edges of the text body itself and there is a moderate bit of creases around the edges and at the top and bottom of the spine. Bookseller Inventory # 27688

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Item Description: The Grabhorn Press, San Francisco, 1934. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Limited Edition. Limited Edition of 550 Copies. With many illustrations and a fold-out map. Good brown boards with title on spine (faded) and front cover. Endpapers are brown-marked by removed tape. Ships same or next business day. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 45 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 65357

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Grabhorn, Jane Bissell (introduction); Barrington, Alexander

Published by The Grabhorn Press, San Francisco (1934)

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Item Description: The Grabhorn Press, San Francisco, 1934. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. First Edition. 45 pages. Color illustration on frontis with additional full-page illustrations and maps. Limited edition, 1/550 copies. First edition (first printing). A very good copy in purple boards with red cloth spine with pasted label with gold lettering. Minor edge wear with small chip from paper on upper front cover. No dust jacket as issued. Bookseller Inventory # 132375

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Grabhorn Press]. Grabhorn, Jane Bissell - Explanatory Text

Published by The Grabhorn Press, San Francisco (1934)

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Item Description: The Grabhorn Press, San Francisco, 1934. Limited edition of 550 copies. xiii, [1], 45, [3] pp. Profusely illustrated with color and duotone plates and inserts throughout. 4to. 11-1/4" x 7-3/4" One of the Fifty Books of the Year, this copy with the printed letter to subscribers -- explaining the book's order as No. 4 in the Second Series of Rare Americana, due to it's being "a sudden inspiration and not included in the original plan at all" -- laid in. A miscellany compiled from items in the property of the Press, "carefully selected with the end in view of giving a picture of the early mining days of California. To accomplish this last it was deemed more suitable to give the viewpoint of the average man, unprepossessing and more often than not, unsuccessful, than to search for Sutters and Larkins as has so often been done" (iii). Modest wear and rubbing; title label faded; page block and ffep lightly toned. Interior clean, binding tight. VG. Burgundy paper-covered boards printed in gold, backed in red cloth with a red paper title label printed in gold. Bookseller Inventory # 43428

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Wheat, Carl

Published by Martino (1995)

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Item Description: Martino, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Mansfield, 1995. 4to, publisher's tan cloth, unpaginated. A new stock copy, unread. One of 350 copies reprinting the 1942 edition. Bookseller Inventory # OS2718

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The Maps of the California Gold Region: Carl I. Wheat

Carl I. Wheat

Published by Maurizio Martino Publisher; Mansfield Conn (1995)

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Item Description: Maurizio Martino Publisher; Mansfield Conn, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: As New. This 9.5 x 12.25, 152-page hardcover book is the 1995 reprint of the true California classic Grabhorn Press issue of this title in 1942. As originally published and on through this republication this title remains as one of the most important titles of California cartography. Carl Wheat who put this book together in 1942 is still recognized as the authority on the maps and mapping of the American West. This copy is as new with not one condition flaw to mention. There is no protective jacket for this copy but the cloth boards are as new. (See pix). Bookseller Inventory # 1505-339D

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A California Gold Rush Miscellany; Comprising: the: Barrington, Alexander; Grabhorn,

Barrington, Alexander; Grabhorn, Jane Bissell (Editor); Parker, Arvilla (Initials)

Published by The Grabhorn Press, San Francisco (1934)

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Item Description: The Grabhorn Press, San Francisco, 1934. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. Parker, Arvilla (illustrator). Limited Edition. One of 550 copies, unnumbered, Second Series of Rare Americana, No. 4, 4to - over 9.75" - 12" tall, 60 p. This collection of miscellany was carefully selected to give an honest and authentic viewpoint of the early mining days in California from the perspective of the average man, unprepossessing and more often than not, unsuccessful. Published by the Grabhorn Press, one of the most highly renowned private presses in America in the twentieth century, run by brothers Edwin and Robert Grabhorn; the material for this book was culled from their collection. ***DESCRIPTION: Bound in burgundy paper boards with gold lettering and decorative border on front and back, burgundy cloth spine with burgundy paper label with gold lettering, title printed in black and brown, eleven brown illustrated initials designed by Arvilla Parker, frontispiece and two full-page lithographs reproduced in colour, fifteen other reproductions of maps, broadsides, letter paper, and lithographs; 60 p., 11.5" tall, hand-set Garamond on machine-made paper; one of 550 copies, unnumbered, one of the Fifty Books of the Year, Second Series of Rare Americana, No. 4; brown paper dust jacket. ***CONDITION: Book and dust jacket are both in near fine condition, with all pages and reproductions in clean and bright condition, the spine label bright and clear having been protected by the dust jacket; the corners of the book and jacket show signs of slight wear, else fine. ***CITATION: Heller & Magee no. 207. ***POSTAGE: International customers, please note that additional postage may apply as the standard does not always cover costs; please inquire for details. ***Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB, and IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help. Bookseller Inventory # 13010544

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pre-state Texas California Gold Rush Region Mormons
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Item Description: 1849. Book Condition: good. Vereinigte Staaten von Nord-America: Californien, Texas und die Territorien New Mexico u. Utah nach den neuesten Hulfsmitteln gezeich von J. Grassi (California Gold Rush, Mormon City prominent named, Texas, New Mexico, etc.) Published c.1849-52, Hildburghausen, Germany by Meyer Finely detailed and fascinating mid-19th century engraved German map with original outline hand color. Part of Texas incunabula, pre-modern formation outline of the state. Seen here in a highly unusual and entirely brief transitory outline shape. "Austins Grant" is actually shown- named and outlined. Of note for the remarkable shape assigned to Texas, with absolutely no northern pan handle and New Mexico displaying a form which only existed for a very brief moment in time. Gold region of California colored bright yellow and called the same, specific gold mines are actually located. Mormon city boldly named near Salt Lake Utah, Fremonts Route of 1845 labelled such, 1843 Boundary with Mexico named. Most of the west is inhabited entirely by Spanish and native Indian tribal names. Please inspect scan image closely- note large spot stain below Texas, several other scattered small inoffensive ink spots. Noteworthy flaws to the printed surface area should be noticeable within pictures provided. These pictures form a central part of the item description and we encourage you to study it carefully. We will send the actual antique item shown as it survives. An interesting and well preserved antique printed map that any collector, dealer, institution or person of taste would be happy to own or display. Sheet measures c. 12" W x 10" H. Engraved area measures c. 11" W x 9" H. [R9482] Wheat, Maps of the California Gold Region 1848-1857, 217 (calling it a "beautiful little map" and citing the source as unknown. It is in fact "Verzeichniss und Reihenfolge . Meyer's Zeitungs-Atlas".) Virga, Texas- Mapping the Lone Star State Through History, p. 39, depicting a Radefeld Meyer Texas map from a similar German Hildburghausen atlas. Espenhorst, Bibliographie der Handatlanten, 3.1.2.1 (p.176) Tooleys Dictionary of Mapmakers, v. 3, p. 245. Bookseller Inventory # 192132066891

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United States California Gold Region 1850 Territories
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Item Description: 1850. Book Condition: good. A New Map of the United States of America (California Gold Region / Washington, D. C. / etc.) Issued Philadelphia, 1850 by Thomas Cowperthwait & Co. for S. A. Mitchell. Lovely antique engraved and lithographed map with original hand color, decorative border surrounds the map. Of note for the large detailed inset lower left of "Gold Region of California". Gold had been discovered mere months prior at Sutter's Mill along the river site east of San Francisco. The discovery transformed the region, California, the West, and ultimately the entire nation. One of the most significant recorded examples in modern World history of the discovery of gold directly affecting the trajectory that an entire nation moved as it unfolded in time. The flow of people into California to prospect for this precious metal was ultimately completely transformational for the country in the middle of the 19th century. Map is of some numismatic interest for the relationship to gold coins of the era which are widely sought and collected by numismatists. Most of the West is composed of large territories. Thes include Washington, Oregon, Utah, New Mexico, Nebraska and Minnesota, all much enlarged in size from their current outlines. Large insets in bottom right corners is a city plan of Washington D. C. Interestingly, it locates the Post Office (Philately), as well as the Smithsonian in a list of but 10 specific buildings. A printed note across from a city plan of Georgetown records "This part of the District was Retroceded to Virginia in 1846", a now obscure reference rarely found printed on maps. Gulf of Mexico includes long printed note about "Railroad Routes Proposed to the Pacific ocean", being during the era of the great surveys undertaken by the U. S. Gov. to assess the best routes for constructing the railroad lines ultimately built. A lovely, mostly clean example, clean 2" split closed at bottom centerfold, minor signs of age (such as toning in the margins). Nice age patina. Sheet measures c. 26" x 17"Engraved area measures c. 25" x 15"Oblong Folio. Original fold line as issued. Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, Vol. 1, pg. 309. [R12106]. Bookseller Inventory # 192272381823

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The Maps of the California Gold Region,: Wheat, Carl I.

Wheat, Carl I.

Published by Maurizio Martino

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Item Description: Maurizio Martino. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Limited edition. Minor shelf and handling wear, overall a clean solid copy with minimal signs of use. Binding is sound. Pages are intact and whole. Highly detailed maps of known gold-rich sites in California 1848-1857. Secure packaging for safe delivery. Bookseller Inventory # 516927397

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1844 1st ed History of Oregon CALIFORNIA: Robert Greenhow

Robert Greenhow

Published by London : J. Murray, 1844. (1844)

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Item Description: London : J. Murray, 1844., 1844. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. 1844 1st ed History of Oregon CALIFORNIA Gold Rush Pacific NW HUGE MAP Greenhow An extremely rare history of Pacific Northwest United States including the history of Oregon and California! Main author: Robert Greenhow Title: The history of Oregon and California and the territories on the north-west coast of North America : accompanied by a geographical view and map of those countries . Published: London : J. Murray, 1844. Language: English Notes & contents: • 1st edition • Large folding map of the American western states. • Bibliographic references: o Eberstadt 114:340 o Tweney 89,25 o Hill 724 o Howes G389 o Wheat Gold Regions 22 o Sabin 28632 o Wheat Transmississippi 481 o Cowan • Provenance: Ex Libris K.E.H. FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE Wear: wear as seen in photos Binding: tight and secure binding; secure slipcase Pages: complete with all xviii + 482 pages; plus indexes, prefaces, and such Publisher: London : J. Murray, 1844. Size: ~9.25in X 6in (23.5cm x 15cm) FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE Shipping: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Satisfaction Guarantee: Customer satisfaction is our first priority. Notify us within 7 days of receiving your item and we will offer a full refund guarantee without reservation. $550 Photos available upon request. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-1480196190509

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A TOUR OF DUTY IN CALIFORNIA; INCLUDING: Revere, Joseph Warren;
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Item Description: C.S. Francis & Co.; J.H. Francis, New York; Boston, 1849. Hardcover. First edition. New York: C.S. Francis & Co.; Boston: J.H. Francis, 1849. 12mo (signed in sixes). [18.9 cm.] vi, [6], 305 pages, plus three leaves of publisher's ads [numbered: 1, 2, 6, 7, 10, 14.] Complete with folding map and six lithograph plates after sketches by the author. Recent quarter calf over marbled boards with red leather spine label stamped in gold. Binding is fine. Embossed stamp of the Sondley Reference Library on title page, one other text leaf, and in four places on the map. Small number stamp on verso of title and in margin of one other leaf. Interior is otherwise good plus. Some light damping, affecting a portion of the map (horizontal band about nine centimeters wide) and the lower quarter of some text leaves (most prominent on first and last few leaves, becoming very faint for most of text block, and disappearing entirely on some of the inner leaves). No discernible impact from damping on plates, however some plates show slightest offsetting from text and two of them each have a small, light spot of foxing. Light creasing to lower corners of a few text leaves. FIRST EDITION. An important account of life in California during the conquest and occupation by the United States. Joseph Warren Revere (1812-1880), a native of Boston and the grandson of Paul Revere, was serving as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy when he arrived in California in 1846. After the Bear Flag Revolt, he raised the U.S. flag over Sonoma and commanded the garrison there for a time. In addition to the military operations of the period, he here describes life on the ranchos, the Native American population, and the natural resources of California. He left California before the Gold Rush began in earnest, but discusses initial reports on the gold discoveries. The map depicts the "Harbour of San Francisco California." It was sketched by the author from Beechey's survey. The plates include a views of Monterey, Sutter's Fort, a quicksilver mine near Santa Clara, an Indian encampment, and Mount Diablo, and a scene of a ranchero capturing a bear. Cowan, p. 530. Streeter IV, 2592. Sabin 70182. Howes R222. Bookseller Inventory # 0000286

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California gold; Missouri Compromise] Gilman, E.

Published by Wendell and Van Benthuysen, Washington DC (1848)

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Item Description: Wendell and Van Benthuysen, Washington DC, 1848. Book Condition: Very good condition. A scarce and little known important map published to accompany President James Polk's message to Congress officially announcing the discovery of gold in California (Second Session of the 13th Congress). Also showing free and slave states, with table at the right side of the map tallying the square miles and acreage of free versus slave states. Another table at left side of map listing the territories at the time, including Territory of upper California, and showing the total acreage of these territories both above and below the Parallel of 36°30' north Latitude. This is the line of the Missouri Compromise, used to divide the prospective slave and free states west of the Mississippi River, with the exception of Missouri, which is mostly north of this parallel. E. Gilman, Draftsman, P.S. Duval's Steam Lith. Press, Philadelphia in the lower left and right margins of the map. California colored in pink, with San Francisco shown as St. Francisco; Sutter's Fort shown with Nueva Helvetia to the south of it. Great Salt Lake shown, but no city at this time. With a key at the top of the map titled "Explanations" showing the meaning of the various outlined areas, which are lands acquired according to various treaties with Spain, France and Mexico. Image size: 33 1/2 x 14". Paper size: 37 1/2 x 17". Few short tears right margin, o/w very good. Transmississippi West 561. Bookseller Inventory # 17957

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Maps of the California Gold Region 1848-1857: Wheat, Carl

Wheat, Carl

Published by Grabhorn Press, San Francisco (1942)

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Item Description: Grabhorn Press, San Francisco, 1942. Leather Bound. xlii, 153p., 9.75x14.5 inches, foreword, introductory, background maps, alphabetical index, 26 folding maps beautifully reproduced and expertly folded (printed b&w, or monochrome, in colors, the "Ornamental" one hand-colored whether at the bindary or in full photographic reproduction). First edition, one of 300 copies, the binding is green paper-over-boards and blond quarter-calf backing with red leather spine label gilt. Textblock and endsheets are fine and clean, with no misfolding of maps. Externally, there is a small square sunned area to calf on the rear board that may reflect the tanning of the hide used for this copy; but there is also some scuffing (very mild, evened-out scuffing) to spine panel that contrasts to the calf surface on the boards, which has a smooth, pressed look and feel; that oddity makes us wonder if the panel is sandpapered. But the spine label is perfect, the boards likewise, the volume handsome and handleable and we can confidently call it a very good copy. Bookseller Inventory # 214205

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The Maps of the California Gold Region,: WHEAT, Carl I

WHEAT, Carl I

Published by Grabhorn Press, San Francisco (1942)

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Item Description: Grabhorn Press, San Francisco, 1942. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Folio. beige and orange cloth with printed paper spine label. [8], ix-xlii, [2], 3-152, [1] pp. Illustrated with twenty-six facsimiles of maps described in the catalog. One of 300 copies. One of the major productions of the Grabhorn Press, selected as "One of the Fifty Books of the Year". [GB #368]. Bookseller Inventory # 5700

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Histoire naturelle et civile de la Californie,: VÉNEGAS, Miguél and

Item Description: Eberstadt 128:156; Howes V69; JCB I, 1601; Sabin 98843; Streeter coll. IV, 2433. First edition of the French translation of one of the earliest and most important works on early California. The original Spanish edition was written by Andrés Marcos Burriel (1719-1762), a Spanish Jesuit, after memoires by Miguél Vénegas (1680-1764), who was a Jesuit as well. This French translation, by Marc Antoine Eidous, was based on the English one, and makes no mention of the Spanish authors at all. Vénegas had never actually been to California, but relied on relations of several missionaries who had been there. His book, after being edited and compiled by Burriel, became the most extensive account on Lower California of the 18th century. It contains some rare facts and details on the work of the missionaries and on the customs of the Californian inhabitants. The work was also responsible for putting an end to the myth that California was an island, which was proven when in 1746 father Ferdinand Consag led an expedition to the mouth of the Colorado River, sailing completely around the Gulf of California. An account of this voyage can be found in the third volume, which can be regarded a supplement volume to the other two and is also edited by Burriel. This supplement contains next to the relation of Consag, extracts of other works on California and Northwest Coast explorations up to 1754. A very good copy, with only some minor smudges to the half-title of volume one, and an occasional spot throughout. Binding with minor restorations, corners lightly bumped, but otherwise also very good. Bookseller Inventory # 22935

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California and Its Gold Regions; with a: Robinson, Fayette

Robinson, Fayette

Published by Stringer & Townsend, New York (1849)

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Item Description: Stringer & Townsend, New York, 1849. Printed Wrapper. Book Condition: Good. First Edition. Printed light yellow-colored wraps, 144 pages including Appendix, no ads, plus large folding map at end; all page edges uncut, rubbed chipped and lightly curled but wide margins, so the text is not affected; missing upper right quarter of front wrapper; title page spotted and soiled but complete; the remainder of the text is complete VG condition with only occasional light age spotting; rear wrap is curled and chipped around edges but complete, lightly soiled with light dampstain in upper outer corner; the large folding map has had one folded corner either vermint-chewed or water-rotted, resulting in 3 large 4-inch diameter holes in the map, and three marginal semi-circles not penetrating the border, best described by referring to the photo; this copy lacks the frontispiece engraving present in some copies; more photos available on request. Bookseller Inventory # 16610

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Item Description: New York: Stringer and Townsend, ., 1849. 137pp., plus [6]pp. of ads. Large folding frontispiece map. Contemporary three-quarter calf and marbled boards, gilt morocco label. Boards a bit rubbed and shelfworn. Ex-private 19th century library, with neat bookplate on front pastedown. The map has been backed by tissue, with a few small portions of loss at the crossfolds, though none in the western United States region. Advertising leaves trimmed a bit close, affecting some text at the very bottom. Very clean and fresh internally. A very good copy overall. In a half morocco and cloth box. According to Wheat, "One of the best of the early books on California printed for gold seekers." Robinson, who had produced a book on the Mexican War shortly before, drew on both official and unofficial sources for this book. Kurutz calls this work "a fine anthology of several of the earliest reports of the gold discovery, conditions in California, history of the region, and ways to reach the diggings.The excellent map is important for delineating the various sea and overland routes to California." The gold region is tinted yellow on the map, as well as on the inset "Map of the Gold Region," and the overland routes are drawn in blue. Among the sources drawn on are reports by Mason, Fremont, Larkin, Emory, and Kearny, as well as newspaper accounts. Robinson discusses several routes to California, recommending the northern Overland Trail as the best. Howes and Kurutz note two issues of 137 and 144 pages, respectively, of which this is the former. HOWES R366, "b." WHEAT GOLD RUSH 168. WHEAT GOLD REGIONS 70. WHEAT TRANSMISSISSIPPI 591. GRAFF 3527. COWAN, p.537. KURUTZ 539b. SABIN 72070. Bookseller Inventory # WRCAM 38648

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Item Description: New York: Stringer and Townsend, 1849., 1849. 144p. plus frontispiece engraving and large folding frontispiece map. Modern three-quarter polished calf and marbled boards, raised bands, gilt morocco label. Very minor foxing, early tear in inner margin of map, professionally repaired. Near fine. According to Wheat, "One of the best of the early books on California printed for gold seekers." Robinson, who had produced a book on the Mexican War shortly before, drew on both official and unofficial sources for this book. Kurutz calls this work "a fine anthology of several of the earliest reports of the gold discovery, conditions in California, history of the region, and ways to reach the diggings.The excellent map is important for delineating the various sea and overland routes to California." The gold region is tinted yellow on the map, as well as on the inset "Map of the Gold Region," and the overland routes our drawn in blue. Among the sources drawn on are reports by Mason, Fremont, Larkin, Emory, and Kearny; and newspaper accounts. Robinson discusses several routes to California, recommending the northern Overland Trail as the best. Howes, Kurutz, and Sabin note two issues, of 137 and 144 pages, of which this is the latter, printed with an appendix on pages 125- 144. This copy also includes the frontispiece view of San Francisco which Howes notes is "sometimes found, inserted, but was not issued with the book." HOWES R366, "b." WHEAT GOLD RUSH 168. WHEAT GOLD REGIONS 70. WHEAT TRANSMISSISSIPPI 591. GRAFF 3527. COWAN, p.537. KURUTZ 539a. SABIN 72070. Bookseller Inventory # WRCAM 39597

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BUTLER, Benjamin F. (1818-1893).

Published by San Francisco: B. F. Butler, 1851. (1851)

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Item Description: San Francisco: B. F. Butler, 1851., 1851. Single sheet, (18 ½ x 17 3/8 inches). Fine folding lithographed map with original hand color in full (some separation along folds, browned). Original paper-covered boards, preserved in a quarter red morocco slipcase, marbled boards, with printed paper label on the spine. Provenance: From the important cartographical library of Warren Heckrotte, his sale, Rare Cartography, Exploration and Voyages, Part II, December 3, 2015, Lot 107. First edition, first state. Rare map covering northern California with details of the gold region. The map is a portion of Butler's Map of the State of California, published the same year, and is made from the same stone. Streeter calls the latter map the earliest recorded state map of California. The present copy is the earlier of two states of Butler's Gold Region in Warren Heckrotte's collection, and he describes the differences in detail: "Call earlier state A; later state B. On state A a branch of the upper San Joaquin has the name Chouchillas. On state B this has been removed and a new river off of the San Joaquin just below the town of Mariposa has been added and named Chouchilla. Just below that has been added the river named Frezenau. A creek running off that has the name C. Gold G. On state B running north from the San Joaquin just west of Washington City is a line called Fine G. Gulch. On state A, between the Mariposa and Merced rivers is a river named Little Mariposa R.; this has been removed on state B. On state A, running off to the south from the south branch of the Tuolumne is a Moccasin Run, a Rattlesnake C. and between Rattlesnake C. and the south branch of the Tuolumne is Gold V. On state B, the course of Moccasin Run has been changed, and the name changed to Mocca. Flat. Rattlesnake now runs off to the north from Mocca. Flat and beyond that and parallel is a Cobbs C; Gold V. has been removed. On state A, Camp Seco is located a little north and east of the town of Sonora. On state B, this has been removed and now Camp Seco is found between Mocca. Flat and the south branch of the Toulumne." W-GR 186. Streeter sale no. 2658, reproduced, but later state. Bookseller Inventory # 72MMS376

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Ensign & Thayer

Published by New York: Ensign & Thayer, 1849 (1849)

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Item Description: New York: Ensign & Thayer, 1849, 1849. No Binding. Book Condition: Good. Ensign & Thayer Map of the Gold Regions of California, Showing the Routes via Chagres and Panama, Cape Horn Hand-colored lithograph Framed size: 35 ½" x 30" Sheet size: 26 ¼" x 20 ¾" New York: Ensign & Thayer, 1849 Literature: Carl I. Wheat, The Maps of the California Gold Region, 1848-1857, pg. 85 This vibrant map is a significant and extremely rare document of the California Gold Rush. Published in 1849, it offered prospective gold seekers all of the information necessary to make the arduous trek to the West Coast. Indeed, arriving in San Francisco safely was no easy feat during the mid-nineteenth century. Early pioneers, called “forty-niners,” traveled to California either by ship (often choosing to sail around the entire South American continent) or across North America in covered wagons. Both of the various overland and sea routes to California are illustrated on Ensign & Thayer’s extraordinary and thorough map. In addition to showing the principal routes to California, Ensign & Thayer’s map also features a stunning ornamental border and includes two text boxes: “Important Directions to Persons Emigrating to California” and “Description of California, or the new Gold Region.” The second of the two texts concludes with the following laudatory statement: “Such is California - the richest, most picturesque and beautiful region, for its extent, upon the face of the earth. Such is the El Dorado of the Gold mines; and such is the great acquisition of the late war with Mexico.” Some cartographic scholars believe that Ensign & Thayer’s map, though first published separately in 1849, was later folded into numerous copies of Thomas Jefferson Farnham’s Life, Adventures, and Travels in California (1857, a copy of this is included with the map). The California Gold Rush commenced on January 24, 1848, when gold was discovered at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California. News of the discovery spread quickly. In time, 300,000 people made their way to the West Coast. Such gold seekers originated from the United States, Latin America, Europe, Australia and Asia. As a result, scholars refer to the situation in California as the first truly international gold rush. Bookseller Inventory # J00304c

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Joseph H. Colton

Published by New York, Ackermann (1849)

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Item Description: New York, Ackermann, 1849. No Binding. Book Condition: Very Good. Joseph H. Colton “Colton’s Map of United States, The British Provinces, Mexico, etc., Showing the Gold Regions in California” New York: Ackermann 1849 Lithograph with outline color, with the leather cover and linen map case Sheet size: 19” x 25” Framed size: 30” x 36 ½” Colton’s New York firm was one of the largest American firms of its day, and produced a wide array of important and widely used maps, including many maps in the pocket map format. Beginning with large wall maps of the United States, Joseph H. Colton, along with his brother George W. Colton, expanded the operations of the family firm to include gazetteers and atlases, becoming a major force in map publishing from 1847 to 1884. Gold was “discovered” in California in 1848, and by 1849 the rush to the California goldfields had begun in earnest. Colton’s map contains many references to this transformational time in American history. There are two inset maps: one showing the nautical route from New York to San Francisco around Cape Horn, South America, the other a detailed survey of the Gold Mining regions in Northern California. A vignette of Pyramid Lake, named for the pyramid-shaped rock formation in the lake, is on the left side of the map. In 1843 gold was discovered near Pyramid Lake, but the small find failed to trigger a rush to this region though Fremont’s expedition did visit the lake in 1844. Additionally, land routes taken across the country by the “forty-niners” are shown, as well as the mining boom towns of San Francisco, New Helvetia and Sutter’s Fort (both would become part of Sacramento). This map was also used to illustrate a German pamphlet entitled “Californien und seine verhaltnisse ” (1849) and in “California and its Gold Regions ” by Fayette Robinson (1849) This map is a noteworthy example of Colton’s work, which is characterized by borders embellished with interweaving vines. Colton’s “Map of the United States ” is an important and attractive visual document that holds an important place in the history of California and American westward migration. Reference: Carl I. Wheat “Maps of the California Gold Region 1848-1857”; San Francisco: The Grabhorn Press, 1942. Bookseller Inventory # J00301c

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GIBBES, Charles Drayton

Published by Stockton, California: J. Drayton Gibbes and New York: Sherman & Smith, 1851 (1851)

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Item Description: Stockton, California: J. Drayton Gibbes and New York: Sherman & Smith, 1851, 1851. Single sheet, (29 x 19 ¼ inches). 16 pages of text. Fine folding lithographed map with original hand color in full (very slight toning at folds). Original publisher's embossed brown cloth gilt, preserved in a modern quarter black morocco slipcase, marbled boards. Provenance: From the important cartographical library of Warren Heckrotte, his sale, Rare Cartography, Exploration and Voyages, Part II, December 3, 2015, Lot 152. FIRST MAP OF CALIFORNIA TO SHOW COUNTY BOUNDARIES (Streeter) First edition. Striking, very brightly colored map of much of California. As Wheat states, "This interesting map shows Santa Cruz County as 'Branciforte' and contains numerous place names in the mining region. 'Toualomne' City, Crescent City, and Empire City all appear along the Tuolumne River below 'Jackson's.' 'Downingville' and 'Goodhue's Bar' are shown on the Yuba, on either side of Rich Bar. The map extends only Santa Barbara on the south." The text with the title "Accompaniment to Gibbes' New Map of the Gold Region of California," with the preface to the text providing a list of authorities used to construct the map. Describing the "Accompaniment," Kurutz remarks that "Charles Gibbes came to California from Charleston, South Carolina, during the Gold Rush. In this supplement to his map, he included a description of California, its history, climate, soil, crops, bays, harbors, and rivers. He also provided pertinent information on the mines and advise for equipment. Putting the best face on the situation, he wrote: `Towns have sprung up at all the principal mining centres, and trading establishments in them furnish all needed supplies of provisions, clothing, tools, and other necessities, at reasonable rates.' Gibbes estimated that $100 million in gold had already been mined." Warren Heckrotte notes that "Streeter states that this is first map to show county boundaries. Jackson's 1851 map also shows county boundaries." "This map.because of its large scale [about 20 miles to the inch] and clear markings in colors of the different counties, is one of the most satisfactory of the early California maps. It shows the state before Klamath County in the north, and Nevada and Placer counties in the center, had been set apart and thus gives an earlier representation than the Butler map published the same year which shows those new counties.An important feature of Gibbes' map is that it is one of the first, if not the first, map of California to show county boundaries" (Streeter). Wheat Gold Region 192. Streeter sale 2663. Bookseller Inventory # 72MMS378

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