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Description De La Nouvelle Californie
L. Maison, Paris 1850 - Early gold-era history of California. Printed wrappers are soiled and chipped on edges. Back wrapper and spine are missing replaced with newer material. Pages are lightly browned within text with light foxing. Deckle edges are soiled and chipped with a few dog-eared pages. The four engraved views are present and clean with views of Pyramid Lake, Sutter's Fort, giant sequoias and San Francisco. 3 single leaf maps include Carte particuliere des Baies de Monterey et de San Francisco", "Carte topographique d'une partie de l'Isthme de Panama comprenant le Bassin de la Riviere de Chagres et la Route de Chagres a Panama", "Carte d'une partie de L'Amerique Meridionale comprenant le Cap Horn et le Detroit de Magellan", plus the large folding map titled de la Nouvlle Californie are present. The large folding map has several tears at folds but is quite detailed showing showing missions, Indian tribes, ranchos, the Great Salt Lake, Colorado river and the gold region of California and includes the area covering present day California, New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado and Nevada and Utah. The folding map indicates Deuxieme Edition but no indication on book title of second edition. Text includes chapters on climate, mountains, rivers, mining, natural history, California Missions and San Francisco. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 386 pp [Attributes: First Edition]
      [Bookseller: Back of Beyond Books, ABAA]
Last Found On: 2015-10-05           Check availability:      AbeBooks    


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