First Depiction of the San Fernando Valley
"Mission and Plain of San Fernando", U.S. Railroad Surveys
Subject: San Fernando, California
Period: 1856 (circa)
Publication: Survey for Routes for a Pacific Railroad Reports
Color: Hand Color
9.4 x 6.4 inches
23.9 x 16.3 cm
This tinted lithograph is the first depiction of the San Fernando Valley (The Valley), the now urban northwest area of Los Angeles. The scene shows the walled mission, a rider on a horse, some cattle, and a native harvesting prickly pear fruit in the foreground. The San Gabriel Mountains are shown in the background.
Light scattered foxing on a bright sheet.