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CAPRON, Elisha S.
History of California : from its discovery to the present time : comprising also a full description of its climate, surface, soil, rivers, towns, beasts, birds, fishes, state of its society, agriculture, commerce, mines, mining
J.P. Jewett & Co. 1854 1ed History of California by Capron + FAMOUS MAP San Francisco INDIANS Gold E.S. Capron’s “History of California” is an important post-Gold Rush history of California, filled with descriptions of all aspects of the American west. While many histories of California exist, this work is unquestionably among the best and is often considered the most desirable because of the frontispiece map. According to Wheat, “the map was the best-known map of California in the eastern states during the 1850s. It was republished annually for a time, with little or no change”. Interestingly, this map was thought to be the same map included in Colton’s famous ‘Atlas of the World’. In addition to the map, this 1853 first edition book includes notes on the Mexican-American War, gold hunting and mining, as well as descriptions of early San Francisco and encounters with Native American Indians. Perhaps Larned’s description of this work is most thorough: “[early] pages devoted to history [of California], the principal events from Cabrillo’s discovery in 1542 to the admission of California, 1859. The remainder of the book consists of personal observations [such as] Capron’s interesting accounts of the miners’ courts.” Item number: #12371 Price: $750 CAPRON, Elisha S. History of California : from its discovery to the present time : comprising also a full description of its climate, surface, soil, rivers, towns, beasts, birds, fishes, state of its society, agriculture, commerce, mines, mining Boston : J.P. Jewett & Co. ; Cleveland, O. : Jewett, Proctor and Worthington, 1854. Firs … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Schilb Antiquarian [Columbia, MO, U.S.A.]
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