Auction 97, Lot 181

"Map of Public Surveys in California & Nevada to accompany Report of Surveyor General", U.S. State Surveys

Subject: California

Period: 1863 (dated)

Publication: HR Ex Doc. 1, 38th Cong., 1st Session

Color: Black & White

30.2 x 35.5 inches
76.7 x 90.2 cm

A very detailed map of the state includes good detail of terrain through hachure and of the watershed. But the main feature of this map is the large table "List of Private Grants finally surveyed" that lists and keys to 433 grants on the map! Here is a better list of Spanish Land Grant names than we've seen before.


Condition: B

Good impression. Reinforced with archival tissue and pressed. Toned along some folds and small loss at two fold intersections.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $130

Closed on 12/5/2001