Catalog Archive
Auction 132, Lot 223

"Survey of San Diego River and its vicinity with a view to the Construction of a Levee and Canal to turn the river from its present course", Derby, George Horatio (Lt)

Subject: San Diego, California

Period: 1853 (dated)

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

Color: Black & White

12.5 x 15.3 inches
31.8 x 38.9 cm

This map is the smaller issue of the San Diego 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 shows the nascent town of San Diego centered around its plaza, with Fort Stockton and the ruins of the old Presidio nearby. The roads are noted and labeled as leading to Los Angeles, as well as one to New S. Diego. Extends to include False Bay and San Diego Bay. Inset with an overview of the San Diego region. Lithography by J. Ackerman of New York.


Condition: B

One toned fold intersection with paper on verso to support, also along left blank margin. At binding trim along left border is a short tear and small fragment of paper missing. Upper left tip with opened printer's crease affecting border.

Estimate: $90 - $110


Closed on 6/2/2010