Auction 162, Lot 237

"The California Pacific International Exposition - San Diego... [on verso] California Pacific International Exposition May 29 to November 11, 1935",

Subject: San Diego, California

Period: 1935 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

31.1 x 20.8 inches
79 x 52.8 cm

This colorful pictorial map covers the region from La Jolla south to the Mexican border, and east to El Cajon and the Sweetwater Reservoir. It is drawn in a style very similar to the work Jo Mora, and is filled with humorous illustrations. The map is surrounded by a series of vignettes depicting San Diego's history. The verso contains a detailed map of the California Pacific International Exposition held at Balboa Park, and includes signs identifying the Gold Gulch, Zoro Gardens (nudist colony), and the Spreckels Organ. The exposition was so successful that it was held over for an additional year. Illustrated by Don Bloodgood and produced by the Shell Oil Company.


Condition: A

Issued folding with some light show-through from the map on verso, visible primarily along the borders.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $300

Closed on 4/26/2017