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This map covers all the American West south of 42° N. and west of the Rocky (Anahuac) Mountains.  The map offers great detail in California, particularly in the Gold Region.  Los Angeles is a tiny Pueblo de los Angelos.  The Colorado River has a more accurate course.  The map assumingly was largely drawn from Fremont's maps of 1845-8.   Uncolored.

1849 Wilkes Map of Gold Rush Era California

SKU: 2168
  • Title

    Map of Upper California by the U.S Ex. Ex. Best Authorities

  • Map Maker Specifics

    C. Wilkes, 1849, Philadelphia

  • Size

    8.5 x 11.3 in. plus margins

  • Condition

    Light toning, few foxing spots and faint offset from opp. pg.  Issued folded, now on tissue; uncolored

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