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AUCTION 18

Texas, California, the Southwest U.S., Mexico & the Borderlands:
Interesting books, broadsides, maps & ephemera

Lot 13

13. [CALIFORNIA PICTORIAL LETTER SHEET]. Hutching’s [sic] California Scenes.The California Indians.[in two blocks, lower right]: C. Nahl del. [in all blocks, lower left, right, and center]: Anthony & Baker Sc. [below lower center vignette, at right]: Sun Print. [below border]: Entered...1854...by James M. Hutchings...Orders, pre paid, addressed “Box H, Placerville, El Dorado Co., Cal.”[Eight scenes, clockwise, from top]: An Indian Fandango; Catching Grasshoppers; Grinding Acorns, &c.; Cooking Food; Burning Their Dead; Mode of Traveling; Gathering Seeds; Gathering Acorns. Descriptive text printed at center. Wood engraved, single sheet, blue laid paper. A few pinholes holes and slight wear where formerly folded, two minor stains.

     Baird 105. One of the most popular letter sheets, with illustrations by Charles Nahl. ($150-300)

 

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