Rare Early Geological Map of Southern California -- Illustrating It as a Petroleum Region.
Rare set of maps, profiles and other images showing major mining districts in Nevada.
The subjects include:
- Profile of Virginia City / Washoe Region
- View of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and Mono Lake
- Profile of the Sierra Mountains looking toward teh Morning Star Mine
- Several images of the Aurora District
Guillemin-Tarayre's map is part of a rare set of scientific works published by the French government. The map illustrated a section that 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.