Californiens Gegenwart und Zukunft ... Nebst Beiträgen von A. Erman über die Klimatologie von Californien und Ueber die geographische Verbreitung des Goldes. Janus Hoppe, Adolf Erman.
Californiens Gegenwart und Zukunft ... Nebst Beiträgen von A. Erman über die Klimatologie von Californien und Ueber die geographische Verbreitung des Goldes

Californiens Gegenwart und Zukunft ... Nebst Beiträgen von A. Erman über die Klimatologie von Californien und Ueber die geographische Verbreitung des Goldes

Berlin: G. Reimer, 1849. First edition, 8vo, pp. viii, 151, [1]; lithograph folding map showing the west coast from the southern tip of Baja to Vancouver; plus a folding lithograph world map showing gold regions; original printed front wrapper preserved, rear wrapper replaced (thereby losing the publisher's advertisement) and the whole rebacked with portions of the old spine laid down; some waterstaining in the lower corners throughout, and in the top corner of just the first 3 leaves; good and sound. "One of the most important German publications on the gold discovery in California, the first part of which was borrowed from the text of Alexander Forbes and Eugene Duflot de Mofras. In the second section Hoppe included data from Dr. Georg Adolf Erman's reports of his studies on the climate and geographical distribution of gold regions throughout the world. The maps are of substantial importance. Hoppe was descended from a noble Danish family" (Hill). Kurutz notes that "Hoppe believed that the primary interest in California was for the European colonization of the West Coast of North America." Cowan II, p. 291; Hill (2004), 826; Howes H-639; Kurutz 341a; Sabin 32991; Streeter 2573. Item #58906

Price: $950.00

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