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Topographical Sketch of the Gold & Quicksilver District of California 1848

Framed "Topographical Sketch / of the / Gold & Quicksilver District / of / California / July 25, 1848" depicting Northern California from the San Francisco area to the West, Sierra Nevada or Snowy Mountains to the East, Butte County to the North and Mission San Juan to the South. Sutter's Fort is placed in the center. Dimensions: (sight) 21.75"h x 15.5"w; (overall) 25.5"h x 19.12"w. Highly important map of the Gold Region which accompanied Col. R.B. Mason's report on the recent discovery of gold along the Sacramento River, which is generally regarded as the earliest obtainable map of the California Gold Regions based upon actual observations.This map is one of the first serious efforts at cartographic detail and accuracy in the region, which launched thousands of 49ers westward. A number of early gold strikes are shown. The first official map of the Gold Regions in California. Processing and shipping within the continental U.S. $50.00 plus 1.5% replacement cost insurance.

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Toning, many creases secondary to prior folding. Eleven areas of prior tape residue and discolorations. Did not examine out of frame. Witherells strives to provide as much information and photographs as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Condition statements are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Witherells. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions. Please be advised we do not provide porters nor packing material for pick ups.

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Witherell's strives to provide as much information and photographs as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Condition statements are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Witherell's. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms and Conditions. There will be no Buyers Premium. Methods of payment are cash, check, credit cards, money orders, or wire transfer for foreign payments.