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Guide to German emigrants to California with map 1882  

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Californien. Veröffentlicht von der Einwanderungs-gesellschaft von Californien. ("The Immigration Association of California.") San Francisco. No. 10 California Str. (wrapper title)


San Francisco

Druck des "California Demokrat"



15 pp. Folding lithographed map printed in black & red. (8vo) 22.5x14.5 cm (9x5¾"), original yellow printed wrappers. First Edition.

Scarce guide to prospective emigrants from Germany. Warren Heckrotte notes that "The text provides a brief description of California and its society. Pp.14-15 tells how much money a new immigrant should have - 500 to 1000 dollars, the prevailing wages for unskilled and skilled labor and the prices for many items: household, transportation, farming." The map is "Reduced Map of the State of California  Compiled Expressly for The Immigration Association of California San Francisco," lithographed by Britton & Rey, measuring 41x33 cm. Below "References" in a printed note in red ink: "Red ink denotes additions after proof." Mr. Heckrotte remarks that "This map is Goddard's reduced map of the state, first published in 1858; reissued in 1871 with the addition of railroads. This issue also shows the railroads, brought up to date.The map was also used for other publications, also deleting Goddard's name. The additions in red ink are simply the names of counties and county boundaries." OCLC/WorldCat lists only five copies of the booklet.

Lot Amendments

A little soiling to wrappers, map with short edge tear; very good or better.

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