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Lot 416: 1859 Harper's Weekly with Engraved Map: Map of the Route to Pike's Peak.
October 29, 2016
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USALive Auction
1859 Engraved Map: "Map of the Route to Pike's Peak."
April 2, 1859, "Harper's Weekly. A Journal of Civilization.", with Engraved Map: "Map of the Route to Pike's Peak." New York, Crisp Extremely Fine.
Vol. III, No. 118, complete, 4-column layout, 11.25" x 16" with 16 pages, disbound. Front page has an engraving of a major Railway Accident in Canada. On 12th page is an Engraved Map, "Map of the Route to Pike's Peak." with an accompanying report. The participants in that Gold Rush were known as "Fifty-Niners" after the year 1859, the peak year of the rush, and often used the motto "Pike's Peak or Bust."