Very detailed view of “Die VOLCANO - GOLDGRÄBEREYEN (California)” from Meyers Universum. Steel engraving with later hand-coloring. Published in New York and Hildburghausen, c. 1850-52. (Image Size 4.75 x 6.5 inches)
Following the discovery of gold at Coloma (Sutter’s Mill) in 1848, an influx of miners and adventurers (the “forty-niners”) came to the state (admitted in 1850). This prospect of gold captured the imagination of people throughout the world.
Presented in an archival 11 x 14'' mat