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San Francisco, CA, United States
DoneThu, Jan 29, 2015 7:00 PM GMT

Americana, African American, Travel, Maps

Over 400 lots of rare, unusual, interesting and valuable material, ranging from important printed books to an amazing whaling journal with some 100 watercolor illustrations. There are pamphlets, booklets, maps, ephemera, letters, manuscripts, photographs, rare clipper ship sailing cards, and much more. The 75 lots of African American historical material extend from the dark days of slavery to the end of segregation in the U.S. Army and beyond, with much manuscript and ephemeral material. Works on travel and exploration bring together the four corners of the world, with a section of scarce items relating to China, publications from the Hakluyt Society, natural history by Alfred Russel Wallace, and others. Finally, there are maps of the world and the Americas, city views by Braun & Hogenberg, scarce local maps of California towns and counties, and more.