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Description

Electric Flumes!

Detailed map of a portion of the mining regions of California, showing the area from Bouldin Island (just west of the City of Stockton) to Yosemite and from Amador County south to the Merced River.

The map includes remarkable detail in the mining regions of California, including a very detailed treatment of the Sierra Railway and the West Side Flume and Lumber Company Rail Road lines. Shows drainage, mines, railroads, stage roads, county roads, electric flumes, county lines, etc.

Perhaps the most interesting note is the reference to "Electric Flumes" in the legend, noting the symbols for railroad, stage lines, etc.

Title on cover: P.A. Buell's map of a part of California showing the great Mother Lode mineral belt ...

Relief shown by hachures. P.A. Buell operated on of the largest lumber yards in Stockton at the end of the 19th Century.

Rarity

The map and pamphlet are rare on the market -- we locate no examples at auction or in recorded dealer catalogs.

OCLC lists examples lists (Yale, Huntington Library, California State Library, Bancroft, Denver Public Library).