Nov 25, 2014 - Sale 2368

Sale 2368 - Lot 50

Price Realized: $ 3,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
(CALIFORNIA.) Sherwood, J.E. The Pocket Guide to California. Folding map. [4], 80 pages. 8vo, publisher's printed wrappers, worn and moderately soiled; map detached, foxing, minor dampstaining. New York, 1849

Additional Details

Second issue with additional advertisement leaves in rear. A compilation of useful information for the prospector, including a chapter on "The Gold Regions of California," pages 23-41. In the transportation section, a page is devoted to "Porter's Patent Aerial Steam Float," a balloon being developed by Rufus Porter of New York which could bring passengers to California in five days for a mere $100, "should such an apparatus be constructed." It concludes with a satirical "Song of the Gold Diggers." Howes S409; Sabin 80441; Streeter sale IV:2601; Wheat, Gold Rush 187. None known at auction since the Streeter sale.