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Jackson, William A.
MAP OF THE MINING DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
New York: Lambert & Lane, 1851. 38 x 58 cm., in full color. Folded into 12mo. original green cloth case, stamped in blind and with title in gilt on front cover. Text: "Appendix to Jackson's Map of the Mining Districts of California Bringing Down All the Discoveries Since 1849...," 16pp. Cloth discolored and stained. Text very lightly foxed. The map is brightly colored and in fine condition. In a half morocco and cloth box, spine gilt. Second and best edition, revised and enlarged. In this improved edition the text has been considerably rewritten and enlarged, with sections on new towns including Santa Cruz, Agua Fria, Vallejo, and Martinez. There is also new information on placer mines, silver and lead mines, cinnabar mines, and agriculture. The map is one of the most attractive of all gold rush maps, with the counties all individually colored. Jackson identifies several of the southern mines (which he touts in the text), and it is the only map to name Santa Cruz County "Branciforte." "This map is based on 1850- Jackson, but is much more ornate...Very few changes have been made in the information shown in the northern portion of the gold region, but much additional material has been added in the southern mining region. Marysville and many other valley points have been added" - Wheat. "There are new sections on quartz mines, silver and lead mines, and agriculture. This map shows all the counties from Monterey and Mariposa to the northern boundary, all clearly set off from each other by the color scheme and making this a very handy map to consult. It is one of the bes … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: William Reese Company [United States]
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