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1896 "Bird's-Eye View Map of California" & More
1865, 1868 & 1896 Three Publications on California, the South Pacific Railroad, and the Western States, Lot of 3, Fine-Very Fine.
1. 1896, "California, Her Industries, Attractions and Builders Illustrated," W. E. Gray, editor, published by J.C. Hoag, printed by The E.D. Taylor Co., with gold and burgundy ink covers, many uncolored engravings, advertisements, and a three-color map: "BIRD'S-EYE VIEW MAP OF CALIFORNIA". The printed booklet measures 7.5" x 11", 130 pages, including covers. The map and engravings are worth the asking price alone! Covers with dampstaining and wear, but inside pages are crisp and clean.

2. June 1865, 24-page pamphlet: "How the Western States Can Become the Imperial Power in the Union," by Dr. William Elder, Treasury Dept., Printed by Ringwalt & Brown, Philadelphia, PA, measuring 8.75" x 5.5", Very Fine. Featuring a contemporary assessment of the riches of the western states which stood to benefit from the post-Civil War industrial boom.

3. 1868, 42-page pamphlet: "Sectional Maps Showing the Location of One Million Acres Choice Agricultural and Mineral Lands on the Line of the South Pacific Railroad in the State of Missouri," published by the Land Dept., of the South Pacific Railroad, St. Louis, MO. Measuring 9.25" x 6", Good-Fine. Staining, foxing and edge wear to covers, but the printing is beautiful and internal pages are very fine. Exceptional woodcut cover engraving, and featuring one pull-out map of the South Pacific Railroad passing through Missouri, and other maps of the counties near the railroad lines. This is an important historical collection of publications"perfect for the collector of California and Railroad memorabilia from the post-Civil War era. (3 items)
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