Auction 140, Lot 213

"State of California…", General Land Office

Subject: California

Period: 1913 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

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".


Condition: A

Map is clean and bright with a few tiny splits at fold intersections, with some folds reinforced on verso with archival tape. There are some ink notations in the blank margin of the top sheet.

Estimate: $350 - $450

Sold for: $220

Closed on 5/23/2012