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Rare 1877 map of Sonoma County with important pamphlet on its early history

Place/Date: Philadelphia / 1877
$1,400.
Title: Map of Sonoma County California
Technique
Lithograph
Dimensions
40.5 x 53.5 cm (21 x 16 in)
Identifier
NL-00461
Coloring
Original color
Condition Rating
VG

Description

Rare map of Sonoma County with a small view of the Sonoma Democrat building inset at lower left. The attractive map locates essential features along with individual rural houses, mills, blacksmiths, churches, schools and more.

The pamphlet is Historical and Descriptive Sketch of Sonoma County, California, a very scarce early history of Sonoma, written by its earliest historian. It covers about every aspect of county history and life, including physical characteristics, natural resources, descriptions of towns, businesses, culture, agriculture, wine-making, and much more.

First edition.

Condition Description

Original printed wrappers. Custom folding chemise and morocco-backed slipcase. Front wrappers creased an lightly spotted, spine chipped at head, small chip front corner of rear wrapper and final text leaf; very good.

References

Cowan, p.636; Howes T200.

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