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Description: This large two page beautifully hand coloured original antique map of California - with inset maps plan of San Francisco & San Francisco Bay - was published by Samuel Augustus Mitchell in the 1869 edition of his large New General Atlas - dated at the foot of the map. These county, state, city & country maps are some of the most ornate and beautifully coloured maps published in the US in the 19th century. For over 50 years, Mitchell his son's and their successors were the most prominent cartographical publishers of maps and atlases in the United States.
General Description: Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable Paper color: - off white Age of map color: - Original Colors used: - Yellow, green, red, brown. General color appearance: - Authentic and fresh Paper size: - 23in x 15in (580mm x 390mm) Plate size: - 23in x 15in (580mm x 390mm) Margins: - Min ½in (12mm)
Imperfections: Margins: - Light soiling, small repairs to margins, no loss Plate area: - Light spotting Verso: - Light spotting