Dec 09 at 10:30 AM - Sale 2591 -

Sale 2591 - Lot 57

Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500
(COLORADO -- GOLD MINING.) Phillips & Desjardins. Cripple Creek. Large chromolithographed birds-eye view of Cripple Creek, Colorado and a smaller inset of the neighboring town of Victor bordered by 20 vignettes of local mine smelting operations. 29x38 1/4 inches sheet size; two large closed tears, areas of reinstated paper loss at upper corners slightly affecting printed border. Denver: The Western Litho. Co., [1896]

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Site of Colorado's largest gold rush, with hundreds of millions of dollars of the precious metal successfully prospected in the 1890's. This panorama was designed to promote the collective resilience of the district after it was fully rebuilt with modern amenities in a matter of months following a series of devastating fires in 1896. 5 copies found in OCLC. Reps, Cities on Stone (Amon Carter Museum), page 92.