Auction 111, Lot 182

"New Rail Road and County Map of Southern California and Arizona", Cram, George F. & Company

Subject: Arizona & California

Period: 1882 (published)

Publication: Illustrated Family Atlas

Color: Hand Color

21.5 x 11.6 inches
54.6 x 29.5 cm

Terrific early hand colored map by George Cram just before he turned to printed color maps using the wax engraving method. Map includes California north to above Fresno City and Santa Cruz. Railroads are well developed with a contiguous route across Arizona and through California to San Bernardino and northward to beyond Fresno. Spur routes connect San Diego, Los Angeles, Santa Ana and Wilmington. Excellent detail of watershed and topography, towns and forts. Prescott is the capitol of Arizona. Oval title cartouche.


Condition: A

Nice, original coloring on a full sheet with original margins. A few short marginal tears and marginal splits on centerfold. Map image very good.

Estimate: $100 - $140

Sold for: $50

Closed on 6/8/2005