Oakland: Thompson & West, 1880. First. hardcover. 105 lithograhed plates. hand-colored lithographed map of California, Nevada, Arizona, and Utah in 1880. 234pp. Oblong folio, contemporary 3/4 morocco, paper spine label worn, front cover slightly warped, title page torn and repaired, with no loss of text, front flyleaf chipped, several pages of text chipped in margin, several pages crudely repaired in margin with tape, not affecting plates, bottom of spine and edges of corners lightly worn and repaired. Oakland: Thompson & West, 1880. First Edition.
The margins are dampstained throughout including the margins of the plates and the Mexico portion of the map. Nevada County, California was an early mining center, including gold mining. Pages 170-206 describe the various mines in operation. Also there is an earlier chapter on the discovery of gold at Sutter's mill in nearby El Dorado County. Nevada City, the county seat, was once the third largest city in California. This work details the railroads, roads, bridges and public works of the county. Also, there is a chapter on the lost Donner Party with two plates. Howes N-60. Cowan II, p. 452.