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Auction 99, Lot 178

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

Subject: California

Period: 1861 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

30 x 35.3 inches
76.2 x 89.7 cm

Large map of the state that reflects the considerable survey progress made by the General Land Office as compared to previous issues of this map. At lower left is a list of 411 Private Grants finally surveyed with this issue. Each grant is numbered and its location shown on the map. Topography and hydrology are well developed. The map is signed in the plate by E.F. Beale, then U.S. Surveyor General - California, who is more famously know for his Wagon Road Survey from Fort Defiance, Arizona to California in 1857-58 where he used camels as pack animals.


Condition: B

Backed with Japanese tissue. Heavily toned along some folds. Tiny area of fold intersection loss in blank areas.

Estimate: $150 - $250

Sold for: $75

Closed on 6/12/2002