Lot 462 of 541:
Rare folding map of Comstock Lode 1875  

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Estimate:
$4,000 - $6,000

Title:
Map of Virginia City and Comstock Lode, State of Nevada: showing the latest changes up to Jan. 1st 1875

Author:
Lasalle, Edward B.

Place:
[San Francisco]

Publisher:
Steam Print. of F. Korbel & Bros.

Date:
1875

Description:

Lithographed map, hand-colored. Lithographed by R. Münch. 41.8x74 cm (16¼x29"), folding into original gilt-lettered cloth covers, 16.5x11 cm (6½x4¼").

Rare folding pocket map of the famous Comstock Lode in Nevada, with Virginia City, Gold Hill, American Flat, Silver City, the numerous mines and claims, etc. The mining region of western Nevada was to prove once of the most significant sources of precious metals n America, and the largely California-based owners and operators of the mines were to build many a mansion in San Francisco as a result. With printed "List of Washoe Stocks" mounted on inside of front cover. The present map, showing the district in detail, is quite rare - OCLC/WorldCat lists only three examples, at the Huntington Library, the University of California Berkeley, and the Denver Public Library.


Lot Amendments

Condition:
A few short splits at fold intersections; near fine.


 
Item number:
273407
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