Map of the Mining Region of California 1855. Drawn and Compiled by Geo. H. Baker

$4,500

Baker’s 1855 Mining Region map – one of the finest California Gold Region maps ever produced.

Cartographer(s): George Holbrook Baker
Date: 1855
Place: Sacramento
Technique: Lithograph
Coloring: Uncolored
Dimensions: 26.5 x 22 cm (10.7 x 8.7 in)
Condition Rating: VG

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Description

Important map of the California Gold Region, from Monterey and Tulare counties in the south, to Klamath and Siskiyou in the north, with a portion of Nevada (called Utah) in the east.

A “Table of Distances from the Capital Sacramento City” gives distance figures to principal towns; at center-right right is a table of “Population of California 300,000,” which gives the populations of various towns and cities, with San Francisco leading at 50,000.

This map was lithographed by Fishbourne in San Francisco.

The 1st sheet of what was a 4-page letter sheet.

Cartographer(s)

Condition Description

A few expert repairs to small marginal chips, still fine or nearly so, with custom half-morocco & cloth folder.

References

Baird, California Pictorial Lettersheets, 145a; Wheat, Maps of the California Gold Region, 273; Wheat Transmississippi 821; Wheat, 25 Significant Maps.