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Striking view of the Gold Diggings originally published in Bayard Taylor's Eldorado, or, Adventures in the Path of Empire and later copied by Meyer for his early illustrated work.

Bayard Taylor was a travel writer. Bayard wrote a popular account of the California Gold Rush, entitled A Voyage to California...Life in San Francisco and Monterey; pictures of the gold region... This included some charming tinted lithographs based on his own first-hand drawings. These are rare early mages of California at this exciting time.