May 07, 2020 - Sale 2534

Sale 2534 - Lot 91

Price Realized: $ 688
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 300 - $ 400
(ART.) Brown, Grafton Taylor; lithographer. Map of the Lower Comstock and Emigrant Consolidated Mining Cos. Mines, Lyon Co., Nev. Color lithograph, 8 1/2 x 16 1/4 inches; folds as issued, mount remnant on edge verso, minimal wear. San Francisco, CA, [1873]

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This map isn't art, exactly, but it was produced by a noteworthy African-American artist. Grafton Taylor Brown (1841-1918) was born to two free African-American parents in Pennsylvania, but sometimes passed as white. He became a successful landscape painter and lithographer in California, British Columbia, Montana, and Minnesota. This mining map is a good example of his commercial lithography. Listed and dated in Chandler's Brown biography, page 198.