"[Pair] Map of Public Surveys in California", General Land Office
Period: 1861-2 (dated)
Publication: Report of Surveyor General
Color: Black & White
31 x 36 inches
78.7 x 91.4 cm
Matched pair of public survey maps; one dated 1861, the other 1862. These two large maps show the progress of public surveys in the state and are a fascinating study of the surveys progress in just one year. About 1/3 of the State remains unsurveyed. Inset lists Private Grants finally surveyed; 411 in 1861 and 430 in 1862. Both are signed in the plate by E.F. Beale, then U.S. Surveyor General - California, who is more famously know for his Wagon Road Survey from Fort Defiance, Arizona to California in 1857-58 where he used camels as pack animals. A nice matched pair of early California maps.
Both are toned along some folds, and remargined at binding side with a little loss to neatline as often seen with this series.