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October 26, 2007


115. [MAP]. NOLAN, E. W. & Harvey J. Sarter. Official Map of Siskiyou County California Compiled from Government and Local Surveys By E. W. Nolan and Harvey J. Sarter. 1911 [at middle left] Approved and declared to be the official map of Siskiyou County, by an order of the Hon. Board of Supervisors duly made and entered January 2nd 1911 [6 facsimile signatures] [above lower right neat line] Copyrighted by Nolan & Sarter 1911. N.p. [San Francisco?]: Nolan & Sarter, 1911. Lithograph wall map mounted on cotton, with black wooden rollers, original color in tan, brown, and blue. Neat line to neat line: 96 x 165 cm. Professionally restored. Some waterstaining, especially at upper left (darker on verso), minor edge chipping, otherwise fine (especially for this type of format). Ink stamp at bottom left: “W. B. Walkup & Son, Maps Drawn, Printed, Colored” with address on Sansome Street in San Francisco.

            Map shows townships, land ownership, cities, rail lines, roads, rivers, physical features (such as mountains), lakes, etc. Large, detailed maps such as these would have been important components of any county administration and for others, such as property owners, settlers, and developers. Created in 1852, shortly after the discovery of gold the previous year near Yreka, Siskiyou County is today known for its scenic beauty. It’s most prominent feature, Mount Shasta, is shown on the lower right portion of the map. ($800-1,200)

Sold. Hammer: $800.00; Price Realized: $940.00

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