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Finely executed pictorial map / birds eye view of Virginia City, drawn by Robert Lewis Richards and lithographed by the Silver State Press in Reno.

The map is a fine combination of historical vignettes and meticulous recreation of Virginia City during its boom years.

At the center of the map, Richards illustrates downtown Virginia City, with street names, the route of the Virginia & Truckee Railroad, the Old Red Light District, main commercial streets and residential sections noted, along with vignettes showing Virginia City life, including a bull at the bottom left, labeled "A Washoe Canary."

Along the top and bottom are profile views of the major commercial establishments, labeled "The East Side of C Street" and the "West Side of C Street".

Along the sides, important buildings are shown, including the Nevada Brewery, Savage and Chollar Mine Offices and Fourth Ward School.


The view is very rare. We locate only the Copyright notice for the map, but no located surviving examples.

Condition Description
1" tear in lower right, lower right corner dog-eared.