Two hundred and thirty-five select maps and books on the cartography of California, the rush for gold, the surveying of the states and territories adjacent, the sea and land tracks to the Golden State, and more. This portion of the Heckrotte Collection is particularly rich in rare pocket maps – of the California gold region, the city of San Francisco, the western territories, the lands to the south – plus large folding maps, scarce separate issues, and other rarities. The books include first-hand accounts of western journeys and exploration, important reports on government surveys, pamphlets on the construction of railroads, and scarce promotional booklets touting economic opportunities, nearly all containing rare and significant maps.
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