San Francisco: Francis, Valentine & Company, 1882. Scarce lithographed map of Sinaloa, hand-colored in outline with two large insets that are hand colored, backed, folded, and bound in original black cloth boards with gilt title to front cover. Includes 19 page booklet with "Statistical and Geological Notes Accompanying the Map of Sinaloa." Sinaloa is located in northwestern Mexico and is rich in minerals. One inset map shows the geology of the state and the other shows the "Ethnological-Linguistical" makeup. A third inset shows the "Profile of Sinaloa, following the road from Mazatlan to Durango" (uncolored). Crease to front page of booklet and minor dampstaining / soiling to edges of most pages. Light foxing to several pages. The large map of Sinaloa is mounted on linen and folds out (as issued). The cloth backing is foxed with minor fraying along the edges. The map itself is clean overall with light foxing. The booklet and title page are present, but no longer attached to the binding, which is split along the spine. Open tear to margin of title page, not affecting the title. There is a large open tear to the bookcloth along the front cover of the book and a closed tear to spine. Heavy wear to edges of boards and minor soiling / dampstaining / bubbling to cloth and minor soiling to edges of endpapers and edges of textblock / map creases. Includes two laid in (unlabeled) modern maps of the same region. This map, especially with accompanying booklet, is quite scarce with only three noted copies in library holdings according to OCLC. Map size: 91 x 74 cm. Two additional libraries are noted as having the map only (PBA Galleries).
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