Auction 124, Lot 207

"Survey of the San Diego River and its Vicinity with a View to the Construction of a Levee or Canal to Turn the River from its Present Course", U.S. Government

Subject: California

Period: 1853 (dated)

Publication: Senate Doc. No. 1, 1st Session, 33rd .

Color: Black & White

12.5 x 15.5 inches
31.8 x 39.4 cm

This map of San Diego is from the survey by Abert and Derby that proposed a diversion of the San Diego River to resolve the problems of flooding during the rainy season. The map is simple, showing the nascent town of San Diego centered around the plaza, with the ruins of the old Presidio and Fort Stockton nearby. The roads are noted and labeled as leading to Los Angeles, as well as one to New S. Diego. Inset with an overview of the San Diego region. Lithography by J. Ackerman of New York.


Condition: B+

Folding, as issued, with a little light toning on folds.

Estimate: $90 - $130

Sold for: $45

Closed on 5/7/2008