Auction 121, Lot 222

"Map of the San Joaquin, Sacramento and Tulare Valleys State of California…", U.S. Army

Subject: California

Period: 1873 (dated)

Publication: Board of Commissioners on Irrigation

Color: Printed Color

24 x 34 inches
61 x 86.4 cm

An interesting map of the "waterways" of California from the vicinity of Bakersfield to Lassen's Peak, including San Francisco. The mountainous area of the Sierra Nevada is clearly shown through brown hachuring on a beige background that gives a 3-D impression of terrain elevations. Tulare Lake is shown fully flooded with 687 sq. miles of area. Finely detailed throughout including railroads, canals, and floodplains.


Condition: B+

Some light offsetting in blank area by title. A little water staining at centerfold with some archival tape on verso to support fold.

Estimate: $140 - $200

Sold for: $190

Closed on 9/26/2007