"[Lot of 2] California [and related text] The State of California", Colton, Joseph Hutchins
Period: 1855 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
12.8 x 15.7 inches
32.5 x 39.9 cm
This attractive map of California shows the entire state with Utah and New Mexico territories on the eastern border. Two railroad routes through the Central Valley are labeled "Atlantic & Pacific R.R." and a northern route through Fredonyers Pass, north of Pyramid Lake, is marked "Practicable Route for Atlantic & Pacific R.R." A huge inset titled "City of San Francisco" shows the planned land expansion into the bay with the streets already drawn in.
Included with the map is a page of text describing the state's key features and population statistics.