Catalog Archive
Auction 164, Lot 230

"Map of Public Surveys in California to Accompany Report of Surveyor Genl.", General Land Office

Subject: California

Period: 1855 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

31.1 x 36.2 inches
79 x 91.9 cm

This large and remarkably detailed map delineates the progress of public surveys throughout the state on the scale of 18 miles per inch. About one-third of the state, in the north and east, remains unsurveyed. Signed in the plate by John C. Hays, U.S. Surveyor General of California.


Condition: B

Issued folding and now backed in thin, archival tissue to repair a few tiny fold separations, minor holes at fold intersections, and a 4" tear at left. There is light toning along the folds, minor scattered foxing, and light soiling. Remargined at left to accommodate framing.

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $80

Closed on 9/13/2017