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The finest mid-19th century atlas map of the state of California.

Place/Date: Edinburgh / 1857
$600.
Title: State of California
Technique
Lithograph
Dimensions
33 x 41 cm (13 x 16 in)
Identifier
NL-00677
Coloring
Original color
Condition Rating
VG+

Description

Because of its excellent detail and attractive design, this map of the state of California is far more desired than its contemporaries. Indeed it stands out as the best atlas map of the state in this period.

The map was originally published in Atlas of the United States, by Rogers and Johnston, a work now quite rare on the market. Its maps are known for their tremendous detail, if not always accurate — Mt. Shasta on our map is given an elevation of 17,600 feet!

An early line from Benicia to Yuba City is shown, as is a Mormon settlement near Bigelow Lake.

Cartographer(s)

Alexander Keith Johnston

Alexander Johnson was a Scottish publisher.

Henry Darwin Rogers

Henry Rogers was a mapmaker from New York.

Condition Description

Excellent.

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