Auction 117, Lot 226

"Map of Public Surveys in California to Accompany Report of Surveyor Gen'l.", U.S. State Surveys

Subject: California

Period: 1861 (published)

Publication: Report of the Survey General

Color: Black & White

30.3 x 35.5 inches
77 x 90.2 cm

This large and detailed map delineates the progress of public surveys throughout the state. About one-third of the state remains unsurveyed. Large inset lists 411 "Private Grants finally surveyed" plus three Indian Reservations (Nome Lackee, Nome Cult, and Sebastian). The map is signed in the plate by E.F. Beale, then U.S. Surveyor General - California. Beale is more famously known for his Wagon Road Survey from Fort Defiance, Arizona to California in 1857-58 where he used camels as pack animals. Beale continued to lobby for use of the animals as superior pack animals for the rest of his life.


Condition: B

Issued folding, now pressed and backed with archival tissue. Toned along some folds.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $110

Closed on 12/6/2006