Catalog Archive
Auction 168, Lot 223

A Fascinating Snapshot of the Sacramento Valley

"The Illustrated Atlas and History of Yolo County, Cal. Containing a History of California from 1513 to 1850, A History of Yolo County from 1825 to 1880...",

Subject: Northern California, Yolo County

Period: 1879 (published)


Color: Hand Color

15 x 18.9 inches
38.1 x 48 cm

This attractive and informative atlas dedicated to Yolo County was published by De Pue & Company in Oakland. It contains a total of 5 double-page and 1 single-page maps of the county showing detailed land ownership, canals, railroads, creeks, the street-grid pattern of Woodland, and more. Of particular interest are the 50 single and double-page illustrations showing important residences, farms, ranches, and other buildings that give a wonderful snapshot of life at this time. In addition to the maps and plates are 9 single-page portrait plates of notable citizens, as well as histories of both Yolo County (1825-1880) and the state of California (1513-1850). Printed by Joseph Winterburn & Company in San Francisco. Rebound in quarter faux leather with tips over original brown cloth boards with gilt tile on front cover.


Condition: B+

The maps are very good with pleasant light toning and an occasional edge tear or chip in the bottom blank margin. Plates are mostly clean and crisp with the exception of the last five plates that have a dampstain at lower left, and the title page and first plate that have a dampstain at lower right. Rebound with original boards, which have moderate wear and staining.

Estimate: $2,000 - $2,500

Sold for: $1,500

Closed on 6/6/2018