1854 1ed History of California by Capron + FAMOUS MAP San Francisco INDIANS Gold

CAPRON, Elisha S.

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E.S. Capron’s “History of California” is an important post-Gold Rush history of California, filled with descriptions of all aspects of the American west. While many histories of California exist, this work is unquestionably among the best and is often considered the most desirable because of the frontispiece map. According to Wheat,

“the map was the best-known map of California in the eastern states during the 1850s. It was republished annually for a time, with little or no change”.

 

Interestingly, this map was thought to be the same map included in Colton’s famous ‘Atlas of the World’.

 

In addition to the map, this 1853 first edition book includes notes on the Mexican-American War, gold hunting and mining, as well as descriptions of early San Francisco and encounters with Native American Indians. Perhaps Larned’s description of this work is most thorough:

“[early] pages devoted to history [of California], the principal events from Cabrillo’s discovery in 1542 to the admission of California, 1859. The remainder of the book consists of personal observations [such as] Capron’s interesting accounts of the miners’ courts.”

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1854 1ed History of California by Capron + FAMOUS MAP San Francisco INDIANS Gold

 

E.S. Capron’s “History of California” is an important post-Gold Rush history of California, filled with descriptions of all aspects of the American west. While many histories of California exist, this work is unquestionably among the best and is often considered the most desirable because of the frontispiece map. According to Wheat,

“the map was the best-known map of California in the eastern states during the 1850s. It was republished annually for a time, with little or no change”.

 

Interestingly, this map was thought to be the same map included in Colton’s famous ‘Atlas of the World’.

 

In addition to the map, this 1853 first edition book includes notes on the Mexican-American War, gold hunting and mining, as well as descriptions of early San Francisco and encounters with Native American Indians. Perhaps Larned’s description of this work is most thorough:

“[early] pages devoted to history [of California], the principal events from Cabrillo’s discovery in 1542 to the admission of California, 1859. The remainder of the book consists of personal observations [such as] Capron’s interesting accounts of the miners’ courts.”

 

Item number: #12371

Price: $750

 

CAPRON, Elisha S.

 

History of California : from its discovery to the present time : comprising also a full description of its climate, surface, soil, rivers, towns, beasts, birds, fishes, state of its society, agriculture, commerce, mines, mining…

 

Boston : J.P. Jewett & Co. ; Cleveland, O. : Jewett, Proctor and Worthington, 1854. First edition.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • xi, 356
    • Folding map – dated 1853 (first ed)
  • References: Cowan I, 41; Graff 580; Hill 254; Howes C 127; Sabin 10764; Wheat “Maps, California Gold Region” 254; Larned 2023
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Hardcover; tight & secure
  • Size: ~7.25in X 5in (18cm x 13cm)

 

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12371

Categories

Americana, American History

Voyages & Exploration & Maps

Authors

CAPRON, Elisha S.

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Hardcover

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete