Auction 133, Lot 216

"State of California", General Land Office

Subject: California

Period: 1907 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Printed Color

Size:
47 x 59 inches
119.4 x 149.9 cm

This is a superb and very colorful large-scale map of the state printed on two unjoined sheets, each 47 x 29.5 inches. The map shows in great detail the extent of public surveys, hydrology and topography. It also delineates Indian reservations, military posts and reservations, forest reserves, as well as Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks. Completed and proposed railroads are also detailed and named. The top sheet includes inset plans of Los Angeles and San Diego, with a plan of San Francisco and a list of 533 Private Land Grants on the bottom sheet. This is the uncommon large edition that when joined would measure an impressive 47 x 59".

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Condition: A

A few minor marginal tears, not affecting map. Issued folded, now pressed.

Estimate: $200 - $300

Sold for: $350

Closed on 9/1/2010

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