Rare Geological & Mining Map of Northern California & Western Nevada (Virginia City)
Highly detailed map of Northern California and Western Nevada, colored by Metalurgical regions.
Ten different geological regions are noted.
Guillemin-Tarayre's map is part of a rare set of scientific works published by the French government. The map illustrated a section which relates to geology and mining in California and Nevada. In 1864, as a result of a French military expedition to Mexico, the Commission Scientifique du Mexique was established. At the time, mining in California and Nevada were the focal point of a great deal of interest in Europe.
The map is very rare. This is the first separate example we have ever seen on the market.