Lot 232 of 703:
Charles Nahl Gold Rush Letter Sheet  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$840
Estimate:
$1,200 - $1,800

Title:
Winter In The Mines

Author:
Nahl, Charles, illustrator

Place:
[San Francisco]

Publisher:
[Hutchings & Rosenfield]

Date:
[c.1850's]

Description:

Double sheet letter sheet. With six wood engraved views By Charles Nahl. 36x24.5 cm (14x9¾").

Rare gold rush letter sheet illustrating the discomforts and dangers of the California winters. The cold, damp weather in the mining regions caused many miners to head for the cities once the rains began. Known as One of California's first significant artists, Nahl arrived in Nevada City in 1850 and purchased a salted mine in Rough and Ready Nevada County California. Charles Nahl and his brother had a studio in Sacramento until the big fire of 1852, after which they moved to San Francisco. 


Lot Amendments

Condition:
A bit of light wear and soiling, with 3/8 inch closed tear repair at lower right edge, a few other minor repairs; very good.


 
Item number:
294321
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