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Collection:
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
Author:
Goddard, George H. (George Henry), 1817-1906
Date:
1857
Short Title:
Britton & Rey's Map Of The State Of California.
Publisher:
Britton & Rey
San Francisco
Type:
Wall Map
Obj Height cm:
77
Obj Width cm:
64
Scale 1:
1,520,640
Note:
1st edition. Wheat: "This map, a beautiful example of the cartographer's art, is unfortunately rare and little-known...it was by far the most accurate and complete map of California and of its gold regions which had as yet been published." This copy was issued as a wall map, but it has been nicely restored, varnish removed, rebacked on paper without the rollers. The other examples I am aware of were all pocket maps. See Shumate essay on Goddard. A second edition, reduced in size, was published in 1858, and a third edition was published in 1860 (see WH copies). Map is unvarnished and without rollers. Outline color by county with a full color wash.
Reference:
Wheat Gold 302, pp39-42; Streeter 2819; Peters p124.
State/Province:
California; Nevada
Event:
California Gold Rush
Full Title:
Britton & Rey's Map Of The State Of California. Compiled from the U.S. Land & Coast Surveys, the several Military, Scientific & Rail Road Explorations, the State & County Boundary Surveys made under the Order of the Surveyor General of California, & from Private Surveys. By George H. Goddard, C.E. Completed with Additions & Corrections up to the day of publication from the U.S. Land Office & other reliable sources. Lithy. Of Britton & Rey, Montgomery St. Cor. Commercial, S.F. Entered ... 1857 by Britton & Rey ... California. Engraved by H. Steinegger.
List No:
2901.000
Series No:
1
Engraver or Printer:
Steinegger, H.
Publication Author:
Goddard, George H. (George Henry), 1817-1906
Pub Date:
1857
Pub Title:
Britton & Rey's Map Of The State Of California. Compiled from the U.S. Land & Coast Surveys, the several Military, Scientific & Rail Road Explorations, the State & County Boundary Surveys made under the Order of the Surveyor General of California, & from Private Surveys. By George H. Goddard, C.E. Completed with Additions & Corrections up to the day of publication from the U.S. Land Office & other reliable sources. Lithy. Of Britton & Rey, Montgomery St. Cor. Commercial, S.F. Entered ... 1857 by Britton & Rey ... California. Engraved by H. Steinegger.
Pub Reference:
Wheat Gold 302, pp39-42; Streeter 2819; Peters p124.
Pub Note:
1st edition. Wheat: "This map, a beautiful example of the cartographer's art, is unfortunately rare and little-known...it was by far the most accurate and complete map of California and of its gold regions which had as yet been published." This copy was issued as a wall map, but it has been nicely restored, varnish removed, rebacked on paper without the rollers. The other examples I am aware of were all pocket maps. See Shumate essay on Goddard. A second edition, reduced in size, was published in 1858, and a third edition was published in 1860 (see WH copies). Map is unvarnished and without rollers. Outline color by county with a full color wash.
Pub List No:
2901.000
Pub Type:
Wall Map
Pub Maps:
1
Pub Height cm:
77
Pub Width cm:
64
Image No:
2901000
Institution:
Rumsey Collection
Ownership Statement:
Copyright 1998
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