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The Central Gold Region. The Grain, Pastoral, and Gold Regions of North America. With Some New Views of Its Physical Geography; and Observations on the Pacific Railroad

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Estimate: US$250 - US$350
Price realised:  US$156
Lot number 295, Views: 14

Title: The Central Gold Region. The Grain, Pastoral, and Gold Regions of North America. With Some New Views of Its Physical Geography; and Observations on the Pacific Railroad Author: Gilpin, William Place: Philadelphia Publisher: Sower, Barnes & Co. Date: 1860 Description: 194 pp. With 6 folding maps, 4 of which are hand-colored, including frontispiece. (8vo) 22.5x14 cm (9x5½"), original brown cloth, rebacked with modern gilt-lettered cloth, new endpapers. First Edition. "Gilpin crossed the plains the first time to Oregon in 1843. He held some curious ideas which are set out in the present volume" - Graff. The series of maps is very interesting showing early and different configurations of various regions of the United States. They include: North America; Mountain Formations of North America; World; Gold and Silver Regions of Pikes Peak, Sierras San Juan and La Plata; South Pass; Basin of the Mississippi. Formerly in Hobart College Library, with spine number bookplate, rear endpaper pocket. Provenance: Randall House, 5/79 References: Howes G192; Graff 1556; Sabin 27468; Wagner-Camp 358; Wheat Transmississippi 1010-11. Lot Amendments Condition: Rebacking a bit crude; one map with edge wear; very good. Item number: 271019a

Informations about the auction
Auction house: PBA Galleries
Title: Sale 591: Rare Americana & Travel, with Books & Maps from the Warren Heckrotte Collection
Date of the auction: 28 Jul 2016
Address: PBA Galleries
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94109 San Francisco, CA
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