Rare view of Placerville, California, in the heart of California's Gold Country, but WW Elliott.
Marvelous detailed plan of this important early California mining town sketched by L. Roethe, showing buildings, street names, topographical details, etc. The view is one of the earliest large format printed views of Placerville and is quite rare on the market. The view includes 25 insets of prominent buildings and residences in Placerville and a smaller view showing Placerville in 1851. The map also includes and index identifying 30 places and a testimonial narrative about El Dorado County, California.
Several mining areas can be seen in the hills. An interesting birdseye view by Elliott, who also published some of the rarest Illustrated California County histories, richly illustrated with maps and views of local buildings.