Lot 11 of 235:
With Derby map of southern Central Valley Calif. 1852  

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Report of The Secretary of War, Communicating, In compliance with a resolution of the Senate, a report of the Tulare valley, made by Lieutenant Derby, August 24, 1852

Derby, George H.





17 pp. Folding lithographed map. (8vo) 21.5x13.5 cm (8½x5½"), modern gilt-lettered cloth, slipcase. Senate Ex. Doc. No. 110, 32d Congress, 1st Session.. First Edition.

Early examination of the southern Central Valley of California, and the area of the southern mines. The map is titled "Reconnaissance of the Tulares Valley made by order of Brev. Brig. Gen. Riley, commanding 10th Mil. Dept. by Lieut. G.H. Derby, Topl. Engrs. April and May 1850." It measures 37.5x46.5 cm. (14¾x18¼").  It shows Monterey Bay and the area to the south and east of it as far as the Sierra Nevada and Walker's Pass. Warren Heckrotte notes that the map "shows a town called Warsaw near where Fresno is now. No record of Warsaw in Gudde's books." With the bookplate of Roger Larson.

Provenance: PBA 2/12/96, 3rd Larson Sale

References: Wheat, Gold Region, 150.

Lot Amendments

Map with one short, clean split at a crease, small marginal chip to lower left corner; else fine.

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