Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: California gold map, $39,000, PBA Galleries

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far
by Ken Hall

A map of the California gold region, published in Boston in 1848 and a precise tracing of the map of pioneer and land surveyor James Bidwell by Thomas Larquin, an American businessman and entrepreneur, sold for $39,000 at Part 3 of The Warren Heckrotte Collection, held Dec. 3 by PBA Galleries in San Francisco, Calif. Also, a large and colorful map of California by William Eddy (the State Surveyor General), printed in 1853 by J.H. Colton (N.Y.), then shipped west, knocked down for $30,000. Prices include a 20 percent buyer’s premium.

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: California gold map, $39,000, PBA Galleries