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Title: Map of Feather River, from the upper bounds of Yuba City to Hancut Creek, the upper boundary of Cap. Sutter's land
Author: **
Description: Manuscript map, pen-&-ink on paper, backed with linen. 68x45 cm. (26¾x17¾").Rare early gold rush era manuscript map of the Feather River from Yuba City and Marysville north to the town of Featherton and Hancut Creek. In addition, there are the towns of Oakland and Columbiana. Featherton and Oakland are listed in Gudde's California Gold Camps, Hoover's Historic Spots in California, and Durham's California Geographical Names as being founded in 1850 as "speculative cities," but having "no practical existence" (Gudde describing Featherton in particular), so their existence on any map is rare. But the town of Columbiana, just south of Oakland, does not appear in any of those three tomes. Other features of the maps include the division of land along the western back of the river (Sutter's Hok Farm) into large plots of 700 or so acres each; a place called Murray's where there is a ferry; Mouet's Ranch (actually the ranch of John Monet, who founded the short-lived Oakland), and in the west, the "East end or peak of the Buttes." There is a later pencil notation nest to this latter feature, ""Land under search" with an arrow.
Heading: (Yuba County)Place Published: No place
Publisher:
Date Published: [c.1850?]

Condition

Rubbed, crease and soiled with seeming tears repaired when mounted, good condition, a rare and significant early manuscript map of the gold region in burgeoning days, when towns appeared and disappeared in rapid order.

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412: Ms. Map of Feather River c.1850

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1233 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
United States
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