New Fave….Pre Gold Rush 1849 Map of Oregon, upper California and New Mexico

17 Sep

 

1849 Map of Oregon, upper California and New Mexico-Mitchell


This map is an example of Mitchell’s 1849 map of the West, at the time of the discovery of gold in California and immediate after the completion of Fremont’s final expedition.
This is one of the best maps of the West of the era, reflecting the contemporary knowledge of the west. 
Issued immediately prior to the edition which highlights the gold region. Bearing the date 1849, it is a rare pre-Gold Rush issue of the map.  Please read more here.

Original pages from this atlas are $1,200 each.
The original document is 17×12

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