Auction 130, Lot 241

"Map of Public Surveys in California to accompany Report of Surveyor Genl.", U.S. State Surveys

Subject: California

Period: 1862 (dated)


Color: Black & White

30 x 35.8 inches
76.2 x 90.9 cm

Large folding map that shows the progress of public surveys in the state as of September 15, 1862. About a third of the State remains unsurveyed. Large inset lists 430 "Private Grants finally surveyed." Tilare Lake is shown at it full extent. With Lake Tahoe correctly shown, but still called Bigler Lake. The map is signed in the plate by E.F. Beale, then U.S. Surveyor General - California, who is more famously know for his Wagon Road Survey from Fort Defiance, Arizona to California in 1857-58 where he used camels as pack animals. Lithography by the venerable New York firm of Julius Bien.


Condition: B+

Folded as issued. Toned along folds and a few small fold intersection splits. Sound paper.

Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $90

Closed on 12/2/2009