Auction 97, Lot 507

"Mission and Plain of San Fernando", U.S. Railroad Surveys

Subject: California

Period: 1850 (circa)


Color: Printed Color

8.7 x 5.7 inches
22.1 x 14.5 cm

Very nice tinted lithograph from the 1855 U.S. Pacific RR Survey depicting the San Fernando Valley when it had only a Mission and the occasional ranch house. In the foreground, a "Californio" harvests a cactus pear. A far cry from today's sprawling suburb near Los Angeles. Plate VI from the geology report.


Condition: A

Estimate: $80 - $120

Sold for: $60

Closed on 12/5/2001