Auction 112, Lot 219

"[Lot of 4] Map of Public Surveys in California to accompany Report of Surveyor Genl.", General Land Office

Subject: California

Period: 1857-61 (dated)


Color: Black & White

30 x 36 inches
76.2 x 91.4 cm

Matched set of public survey maps from 1857, 1859, 1860 and 1861. Together they show the progress of public surveys in the state and provide a fascinating study of the survey progress, settlement and development over a five-year period. The map of 1859 includes a list of 196 private grants 'finally surveyed', 340 are listed on the 1860 map, and 411 on the 1861 map. Sizes vary slightly. A terrific find for the California collector.


Condition: B

Issued folding, now all backed with archival tissue. Toned along most folds, else very good.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $1,100

Closed on 9/28/2005