Lot 400 of 541:
Italian map of U.S. West with gold region 1851  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$510
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Nuova California (Stati Uniti dell'America Settentrionale)

Marzolla, B[enedetto]





Lithographed map, hand-colored in outline, gold region colored in wash. Inset of the Monterey and San Francisco Bay areas. 36x50.3 cm. (14¼x19¾"), plus columns of text at left and bottom.

Rare map of the Western United States, focusing on California and the California Gold Region, which is colored in golden yellow. Wheat states: "The map... extends east as far as Santa Fe and north as far as the French Canadian Colony on the Willamette River." The inset map "Carta particolare delle baie di Monterey e di San Francisco...” shows the bay regions of San Francisco and Monterey. There is descriptive and historical text at left side and bottom of map. "This map is based largely on 1850-Ferry, and contains considerable textual matter under the following heads: Notizie fisiche e prodotti naturali; Abitanti naturali del paese; Divisione amministrative e città principali; Cenno storico; Popolazione" - Wheat.

Provenance: Suarez, 2/85

References: Wheat Gold Region 191; Wheat Transmississippi 714.

Lot Amendments

Some light foxing mostly in margins or on surrounding text; very good.

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