Auction 136, Lot 267

"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

Size:
23.7 x 33.8 inches
60.2 x 85.9 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.

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Condition: B+

Folding as issued. Minor separation on one fold with some minor toning.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 6/1/2011

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