California Maps and Charts


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872Antique chart of Pacific and Australia with California as an islandDetailsde Wit, Frederick1675
Magnum Mare del Zur cum Insula California
de Wit, Frederick
1675
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$3,100.00de-Wit--FrederickMagnum-Mare-del-Zur-cum-Insula-CaliforniaThis beautiful antique sea chart of the Pacific Ocean from 1675 is one of the earliest obtainable nautical charts of Oceana. The chart extends eastward from Japan, Korea and New Guinea to the newly explored west coast of North America with California shown as an island. The incomplete outline of landforms in Australasia reflect the limited exploration of that area. <br></br> This chart is the first and most desirable state, engraved by Frederick de Wit, with the imprint: "Gedruckt't Amsterdam by Frederick de Wit inde Calverstraet. " Published in de <b>Wit's Orbis Maritimus ofte Zee Atlas</b>, comprised of twenty-seven nautical charts of the world's oceans. <br></br> The concept that <b>Baja California was an island</b> rather than a peninsula dates back to the early 1500's. In 1701 Jesuit priest and cartographer Eusebio Francisco Kino published a map based on his explorations of the area showing Baja California to be a peninsula, but despite that work the question was not finally accepted by all cartographers until the mid-eighteenth century. <br></br> <b>Hollandia Nova</b>, or New Holland was the name given to the vast continent of Australia. On this early chart only the north coast of Australia and the Gulf of Carpentaria are depicted, with an incomplete outline of western New Guinea drawn above. Below, the outline of the southern half of Tasmania ( " Anthoni van Diemens Landt" ) and a portion of the east coast of New Zealand with the Cook Strait shown as a bay. <br></br> A very attractive decorative cartouche at bottom right features a portrait of Ferdinand Magellan gazing over a tableau of Poseidon and his consort Amphitrite riding a chariot through the sea while putti drape garland over the scene. Empty areas in the chart are filled with depictions of square-rigged warships under sail and firing cannon. Title is in Latin and Dutch.
2521Isaac Tirions's map of the American SouthwestDetailsTirion, Isaac1765
Fine 18th century map of Lower California, Arizona and Mexico
Tirion, Isaac
1765
LOC:88
$750.00Tirion--IsaacFine-18th-century-map-of-Lower-California--Arizona-and-MexicoIsaac Tirions's map of the American Southwest reflects the recent explorations of the Jesuit Fathers and others. Named locations include Casa Grande and San Xavier de Bac in the Southwest. Along the Pacific Ocean are noted San Diego, Ensenada and Cabo San Lucas. Numerous, oversized islands are shown along both coasts of the Baja California Peninsuala. <br></br> Missions are pictorially identified throughout the map and there are two fortifications in Baja at San Jose del Cabo and Loretto. <br></br> Isaak Tirion, (1705 - 1765) was a Dutch publisher who produced serveral atlases and Dutch town plans from the Kalverstraat, in Amsterdam. Tirion produced a total of eight atlases in multiple editions
3623Antique chart of the approach and entrance San Francisco Bay.DetailsRinggold, Cadwalader1850
Antique Chart of the Entrance to San Francisco Bay
Ringgold, Cadwalader
1850
LOC:52
$1,100.00Ringgold--CadwaladerAntique-Chart-of-the-Entrance-to-San-Francisco-BayCadwalader Ringgold's detailed, chart of the approach and entrance at San Francisco Bay, California from 1850. Includes Yerba Buena island, Alcatraces (Alcatraz Island), Sausalito Bay, Aspinwall Bay, and much more. Attractive elevation profile view of a square rigged sailing vessel set against a backdrop of the coastline at San Francisco. Constructed, projected and drawn by Fred D. Stuart. <br ></br> Ringgold (1802-1867) was a officer in the U.S. Navy who had served aboard the brig Porpoise with the U.S. Exploring Expedition during Wilkes' surveys of the area in 1841 . Ringgold was promoted to Commander in July, 1849 and began his groundbreaking survey of the San Francisco Bay region, suddenly important because of the discovery of gold in the area. The survey began in August 1849, with Ringgold commanding the chartered brig Col. Fremont. Peter Guthorn notes Ringgold's use of Beechy's earlier survey in his charts: <div class="indenttextblock">"Ringgold's charts and sailing directions employed material extracted from the account by Fredrick William Beechy, the British explorer and naval officer whose narrative of the voyage to the Pacific and Behring Sea was published in 1831." (Guthorn, Peter. "U.S. Coastal Charts 1783-1861." Schiffer Publishing. 1984. p. 195)</div>
3619U.S. Coast Survey chart of the Mare Island StraitDetailsU.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey1851
Early U.S. Coast Survey Chart of Mare Island Vallejo California
U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
1851
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$85.00U-S--Coast-and-Geodetic-SurveyEarly-U-S--Coast-Survey-Chart-of-Mare-Island-Vallejo-CaliforniaAntique U.S. Coast Survey chart of the Mare Island Strait. Includes Mare Island and Vallejo, California. Topographic detail is rendered through elegant and informative hachuring. Scale 1 / 30,000.
664Chart of City of San Francisco, CaliforniaDetailsU.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey1853
City of San Francisco, California
U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
1853
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$1,400.00U-S--Coast-and-Geodetic-SurveyCity-of-San-Francisco--CaliforniaAntique electrotype engraved plan of the booming town of San Francisco, California made in 1853 during the California gold rush. On a 25" x 33" sheet of heavy paper, never folded. Key named features include: Tonquin Shoal, Wreck of the Tonquin, Blossom Rock, Mission Rock, Point San Quentin, Mission de Dolores, Rincon Point, Mission Bay, Steamboat Point, Cunningham's Wharf, Law's Wharf, Broadway Wharf, Pacific Wharf, and Portsmouth Square. <br></br> The town is shown laid out into blocks with individual buildings. Numerous steets are identified including Market Street, Pine Street, Lombard Street and Broad Way. Includes numerous soundings and countour lines. <br><br/> This antique chart should not be confused with those similar copies that were issued with dozens of others as part of a Report to Congress, most on thin paper with folds that often show condition issues. This original mid 19th century survivor is a large, separately issued example on thick wove paper that has been stored either rolled of flat with no folds. Price 50 Cents. Verified I.I. Stevens . Outlines and Topography engraved by Max. F.O. Strobel; Lettering by E.F. Woodward. With the circular logo of the Coast Survey Depot. Number 627.
4934Fine lIthograped map of San Francisco by Britton and Rey.DetailsBritton and Rey1858
Map of the City of San Francisco
Britton and Rey
1858
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$1,500.00Britton-and-ReyMap-of-the-City-of-San-FranciscoFine lithograped map of San Francisco, California with red overprinted circles at 1/4 mile intervals bound into the annual report described below. Stated by another dealer as "rare" and "one of the earliest maps of San Franciso published in the city." <br/><br/> Only 2 sales of these rare antebellum Britton & Rey lithographed maps are recorded in AMPR, only one previous sale of the red-overprinted edition. 2nd. ed. Originally issued in 1846, but not dated within; comparison to the first edition shows no differences except for red over-printing. Neither sale included the bound report. Britton & Rey were located on Mongomery Street at the corner with Commercial Street between 1854 and 1858 (Peters, California on Stone, p. 162). <br/><br/> Frontispiece shows a plan, "Diagram of the Chamber of the Board of Supervisors, 1863. H.P. Coon, President <br/><br/> The gilt-edged report into which the map is bound: " San Francisco Municipal Reports for the Fiscal Year 1862-'63" published at the orders of the Board of Supervisors. San Francisco: Printed at Charles F. Robbins & Company. No 417 Clay Street, between Sansome and Battery. 1863. Contains reports from City Auditors, City Surveyor and other department heads and city officials. 6" W x 9" H. Binding tight. Original covers with binders identification inside the front cover at top left: Bartling & Kimball, Binders, 505 Clay Street,San Francisco. <br/><br/> Spine (poor with 1" missing) reads: Municipal Reports, San Francisco 1862-663. Cover (good) reads: "Presented by the City of San Francisco."
3668Chart of Drake's Bay, California.DetailsU.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey1860
Fine antique chart of Drake's Bay, California
U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
1860
LOC:52
$650.00U-S--Coast-and-Geodetic-SurveyFine-antique-chart-of-Drake-s--Bay--CaliforniaVery attractive scarce antique engraved chart of Drake's Bay, California on the Pacific Ocean just northwest of San Francisco. Coverage extends southward as far as Duxbury Reef. Includes sailing directions, notes on dangers, soundings and abbreviations, and tide table. <br><br/> A surviving survey file copy from the U.S. Geological Survey Library. With an oval faded ink stamp from that agency. Map number in MS at bottom corners as typical for surveyor's file copies. <br><br/> Now a part of Point Reyes National Seashore, the area covered by this old chart includes detailed topographical information and is generally devoid of named features. "Breakers" are noted in numerous areas all along the beaches. Numeous depth soundings. <br><br/> This antique chart should not be confused with those similar copies that were issued with dozens of others as part of a Report to Congress, most on thin paper with folds that often show condition issues. This original mid 19th century survivor is a large, separately issued example on crisp, strong paper that has been stored rolled with a NO FOLDS. Price 20 cents. NO logo of the Coast Survey Office. Number 629.
607Antique chart of west U.S. Umpquah River, Oregon to CanadaDetailsU.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey1864
Western Coast of U.S. from Umpqua River to the Boundary Uncolored
U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
1864
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$475.00U-S--Coast-and-Geodetic-SurveyWestern-Coast-of-U-S--from-Umpqua-River-to-the-Boundary-UncoloredRare, rolled, separately issued antique nautical chart ( 1864 ed. ) of the western coast of California focused on the Pacific coastline between the Umpquah River, Oregon north to the Canadian border. Noted with several habitations including Seattle, Astoria, and Olympia, Washington; Victoria, British Columbia; and Fort Langley. Many of the San Juan Islands are identified by name including Vancouver Island, San Juan, Lopez, Fidalgo, and <b> Guemes Island</b>. <br></br> This antique sea chart is enlivened with eight attractive engraved inset coastal profile views including: the Entrance to Columbia River / Cape Disappointment, Tatoosh Island, Flattery Rocks, Destruction Island, Tillamook Head, Cape Perpetua, and Cape Lookout. <br></br> The chart was first produced by the U.S. Coast Survey in 1855, a point in time when A.D. Bache was Superintendent. <br></br> This is a scarce, separately issued, rolled nautical chart of the area, not the more common folded version on thin paper that was issued with other charts in an annual report to Congress from the Coast Survey. <br></br> This chart was printed in 1864 from an electrotype copy of the original hand-engraved copper plate, a process the U.S. Coast Survey adopted around 1850. As a soft medium, copper plates could only withstand print runs of perhaps 200 copies before the plates wore down. To enable larger print runs, a mold of the original plate was created in wax or another soft medium. Then, using an electro-chemical processs ( electrotyping ), the mold was coated with a metal layer, typically copper. Printers were then able to produce output from the new electrotype copper copy, while preserving the original. Electrotype copy no. 6, corrected to 1864. Sheet size 30"x30". Scale 1 / 1,200,000.
3578Rare U.S. Coast Survey chart of Point Sal, California.DetailsU.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey1867
Point Sal, California
U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
1867
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$375.00U-S--Coast-and-Geodetic-SurveyPoint-Sal--CaliforniaRare U.S. Coast Survey chart of Point Sal, California. For the collector of California cartography, a special chart of Point Sal which lies on California's Pacific Coast somewhat midway between Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo. Original copper-plate engraved chart 14" x 17" on a huge sheet of crisp surveyor's paper in total 20" x 26". Assumed to be the first edition. <br></br> Not an electrotype copy. This engraving was printed from the original hand-engraved copper plate. Evidence of a wide platemark. Price 15 cents when issued. <br></br> This chart of Point Sal is unlike most Coast Survey charts we have handled. It is on quality oversize paper and has not been folded into a Coast Survey atlas (nor was it printed for that purpose). The chart does not carrry the caveat at upper right "Electrotype Copy No. X". Based on that as well as by the markings on other items purchased in the same sales lot we feel there is a high probability that the chart was a surplus proof and or reference file copy of the U.S.G.S. The date appears at bottom left along with the map number "660", both to facilitate searching a the files. Chart no. 660.
3667Chart of Suisun Bay, California.DetailsU.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey1867
Fine antique chart of Suisun Bay, California
U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
1867
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$800.00U-S--Coast-and-Geodetic-SurveyFine-antique-chart-of-Suisun-Bay--CaliforniaVery attractive scarce antique engraved chart of Suisun Bay, California northwest of San Francisco Bay. Key features include Grizzly Island, Van Sickle's Island, Chipp's Island, Sherman Island, the Carquines Straits, and the towns of Antioch, Benicia and Martinez. <br></br> Rare U.S. Coast Survey separately published chart of Suisun Bay, California. For the collector of California cartography, a very special chart of Suisun Bay which lies at the confluence of the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers, forming the entrance to the Sacramento–San Joaquin River Delta. Dated within to 1867. With fine detail of interior topography. Assumed to be the first edition. <br></br> The map covers from Benicia and the Karquines Strait in the west as far as Sherman Island in the east and from Grizzly Island south to the San Joaquin River. Includes countless depth soundings in feet, detailed notes on tides. Several towns and cities are identified, including Martinez, Benicia, and Collinsville. <br></br> This plate is not from the common 1867 Report of the Superintendent of the United States Coast Survey. The chart is an original copper-plate engraved chart 32" x 17" on a huge sheet of crisp surveyor's paper 30" x 40". Not an electrotype copy. This engraving was printed from the original hand-engraved copper plate. Evidence of a wide platemark. Price 75 cents when issued. <br></br> This chart of Suisun Bay is unlike most Coast Survey charts we have handled. It is on crisp oversize paper and has not been folded into a Coast Survey atlas (nor was it printed for that purpose). The chart does not carrry the caveat at upper right "Electrotype Copy No. X". Based on that as well as by the markings on this chart and other items purchased in the same sales lot we feel there is a high probability that the chart was a surplus proof and or reference file copy of the U.S.G.S.
840Sea chart of the California coast From Humboldt Bay to San DiegoDetailsBritish Admiralty Hydrographical Office1868
Antique Admiralty Nautical Chart of San Diego Bay to Cape Mendocino California
British Admiralty Hydrographical Office
1868
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$6,000.00British-Admiralty-Hydrographical-OfficeAntique-Admiralty-Nautical-Chart-of-San-Diego-Bay-to-Cape-Mendocino-CaliforniaLarge antique British Admiralty sea chart of the California coast extending from Humboldt Bay and Cape Mendocino in the North, trending southeast past San Francisco Bay and Monterey Bay to San Diego, California. Lighthouses are picked out with red dots highlighted in yellow. <br></br> Contains fifteen coastal elevation views with some of the most stunning coastal scenery in the world including the Big Sur area. These carefully engraved coastal elevations include: Cape Mendocino, Point Arena, Pt. Reyes, Entrance to San Francisco Bay, Point Piedras, Point Ano Nuevo, South Farallon Lighthouse, Point Sur, Moro Rock, Point Arguilla, Pt. Conception, Point Loma, Catalina Harbor, and the Point of Boundary between the United States and Mexico. <br></br> First published by the Admiralty from London in April 1858 under the superintendence of Royal Navy Hydrographer Captain Washington. This edition of the scarce nautical chart was printed with corrections to July 1868. <br></br> Sold by J.D. Potter Agent for The Admiralty, 31 Poultry and 11 King Street Tower Hill.
834Antique nautical chart of West U.S.: San Francisco to Umpqua RiverDetailsU.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey1869
Western Coast of U.S. from San Francisco to Umpquah (Umpqua) River
U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
1869
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$675.00U-S--Coast-and-Geodetic-SurveyWestern-Coast-of-U-S--from-San-Francisco-to-Umpquah-(Umpqua)-RiverVery attractive antique nautical chart of the <b>western coast of California</b> focused on the Pacific coastline between <b>San Francisco, California</b> and the Umpqua River, Oregon. This scarce, rolled, separately issued chart, corrected to 1869, was first published in 1854 by the U.S. Coast Survey. Noted habitations and geographical features include Empire City, Koos Bay, and Port Orford or Ewing Harbor, Oregon; Crescent City, Reddings Rock, Eureka, Mendocino City, Haven's Anchorage, Bodega Bay, Pt. Reyes, Alcatraz Island, Oakland, Alameda, Union City and San Francisco Bay, California. Numerous soundings, navigational hazards, and aids to navigation are identified. <br></br> This antique sea chart is enlivened with twelve attractive hand-colored <b>inset coastal elevation views</b> including: the Entrance to San Francisco Bay, Point Arena, Mendocino City Cove, Trinidad Head and City, Cape Mendocino, Red Bluff Entrance to Humboldt Bay, Point St. George, Mack's Arch and Reef, Rogues River, Cape Blanco, and Cape Gregory. <br></br> This is a scarce, separately issued, rolled nautical chart of the U.S. West Coast, not the more common folded version on thin paper that was issued with other charts in an annual report to Congress from the Coast Survey. <br></br> This chart was printed in 1869 from an electrotype-printed copy of the original hand-engraved copper plate. Electrotype printing is a process the U.S. Coast Survey adopted around 1850. As a soft medium, copper plates could only withstand print runs of perhaps 200 copies before the plates wore down. To enable larger print runs, a mold of the original plate was created in wax or another soft medium. Then, using an electro-chemical processs ( electrotyping ), the mold was coated with a metal layer, typically copper. Printers were then able to produce output from the new electrotype copper copy, while preserving the original. Electrotype copy no. 6 by Mathiot.
3627Rare harbor chart of Trinidad Harbor, in Humboldt County, California.DetailsU.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey1873
Antique Chart of Trinidad Harbor, California Humboldt County
U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
1873
LOC:88
$200.00U-S--Coast-and-Geodetic-SurveyAntique-Chart-of-Trinidad-Harbor--California-Humboldt-CountyRare harbor chart of Trinidad Harbor, in Humboldt County, California. With an attractive coastal elevation view of Trinidad Head, Prisoner's Rock and the entrance to the harbor as seen from offshore. Contains sailing directions, tide tables, notes and more. We are unable to find this item online or on AMPR! <br></br> Manuscript notations and ink stamp by the U.S. Geological Survey are unusual and point to the authenticity and age of this chart.
3680Antique blueback nautical chart from California's post gold-rush era.DetailsJames Imray and Son1876
West Coast of North America from San Blas to San Francisco
James Imray and Son
1876
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$2,400.00James-Imray-and-SonWest-Coast-of-North-America-from-San-Blas-to-San-FranciscoSpectacular and large blueback nautical chart from <b>California's post Gold-Rush era</b> . Published five years before the establishment of the San Francisco Stock Exchange at 312 California Street, this antique sea-faring chart documents all the ports, harbors, and towns along the west coast of North America from Mendocino City, CA. to past Cabo Corrientes, Mexico and includes the Baja Peninsula with full coverage of all the areas surrounding <b>Cabo San Lucas</b> and <b>Mazatlan</b>, MX. <br></br> This blueback chart contains numerous inset charts including: San Francisco Bay; Santa Barbara; Bodega Bay; San Diego Bay; Ballena Bay; Mangles Road; San Jose del Cabo Bay; Tomales Bay; Magdalena Bay; San Lucas Bay; Mazatlan. <br></br> Verso consists of the original blue-paper backing as issued to strengthen the chart for its expected hard life at sea. Also on the verso is the orginal yellow publisher's label from the Imray firm that reads "COAST OF CALIFORNIA. James Imray and Son. London. Chart 135." <br></br> Due to changing conditions charts could become outdated quickly and it was important for mariners to understand the accuracy of their navigational charts. The British Admiralty and later the U.S. Coast Survey responded by recording the dates of each update on the map, in some cases maintaining a historical record of updates spanning many decades. Private publishers of sea charts fulfilled the same need by providing the date of the last update with an inked overstamp.
4790Antique map with names and boundaries of North American native tribes.DetailsBancroft, Hubert Howe1883
Native races of the Pacific states New Mexican group
Bancroft, Hubert Howe
1883
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$70.00Bancroft--Hubert-HoweNative-races-of-the-Pacific-states-New-Mexican-groupShows the names and lands of the Native American Indians. Covers the full extent of the Baja California peninsula, the Sea of Cortez, parts of Texas, Mexico, Arizona and New Mexico. Places Cape (Cabo) San Lucas at the tip of the Baja peninsula. Native tribes placed in their geographical context include the Guanicuris, Cochimis, Yuma, Papago, Comanche, Zuni, Navajo and many more. <br></br> From Bancroft's "The Native Races of the Pacific States of North America." Includes land formations, political boundaries, and rivers.
3663Plat map of Coronado Heights Subdivision.DetailsAnonymous1891
Antique lot plan of Coronado Heights in San Diego County
Anonymous
1891
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$210.00AnonymousAntique-lot-plan-of-Coronado-Heights-in-San-Diego-CountyPlat map of Coronado Heights Subdivision in San Diego County, California produced a year after Coronado residents voted to incorporate. Shows the grounds for the Hotel de Coronado, completed in 1888, at that time the largest resort hotel in the world. <br></br> Includes a boulevard to Coronado Beach as well as the tracks for the Coronado Railway, a street railway system to carry a 50-seat excursion car and steam locomotive. With notes indicating the size of blocks and street width.
3693Fine blueprint topo map of Pebble Beach, CA made in 1909.DetailsHunter, T.B.1909
Large antique blueprinted map of Pebble Beach, Califonia
Hunter, T.B.
1909
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$1,800.00Hunter--T-B-Large-antique-blueprinted-map-of-Pebble-Beach--CalifoniaFine large rolled 5' original antique cyanotype (blueprint) map (20 sq. ft.) of Pebble Beach, CA made in 1909, almost ten years before the opening of the famed Pebble Beach golf course. The earliest reasonably obtainable and the largest cyanotype cadastral map of Pebble Beach, CA. <br></br> Ironically, on this map the area now partly occupied by the golf course is marked "Reserved for Public Use". Pebble Beach Lodge is shown centered within Lot 123, a parcel of 9.487 acres. Locations that are shown but not named include Arrowhead Point, Pescadero Canyon, and Stillwater Cove. <br></br> Data for each lot include the lot number, metes and bounds (bearing and length of all lines bisecting each physical property marker stake), and acreage. <br></br> Includes Seventeen-Mile Drive and Carmel Bay. Monterey County. Shows topography with contour intervals of 10 feet. <br></br> Surveyed by T.B. Hunter, C.E. and drawn by T.F. Rogers. <br></br> North is oriented to upper right. <br></br> (Note: Yellow straight-edge rules shown are 48" long.)
2551Early 20th century travel map of Central California.DetailsRhea, J.J.1915
Tourist Association Travel Map of Central California
Rhea, J.J.
1915
LOC:88
$110.00Rhea--J-J-Tourist-Association-Travel-Map-of-Central-CaliforniaEarly 20th century travel map of Central California by the Tourist Association of Central California. Shows early automobile and railroad transportation routes. Map coverage ranges from Pieta and Kelseyville in the north, extending down past Jolon to the south. Folds to 8 3/4 to 9 3/16. <br></br> Legend at side states "Auto roads in orange. Railroads in black and white. Waterways in blue."
586Compact folding map of Humboldt County, CaliforniaDetailsBelcher Abstract and Title Company1922
Belcher's Pocket Map of Humboldt County, California
Belcher Abstract and Title Company
1922
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$275.00Belcher-Abstract-and-Title-CompanyBelcher-s-Pocket-Map-of-Humboldt-County--CaliforniaCompact folding topographic map of Humboldt County, California from 1922. Self-described as "The only accurate map of the County ever made". Contains a detailed record of drainage, railroads, settlements, roads, trails, section and township lines. Copyright 1922. <br></br> With an attached intact folding greenish-brown card-stock cover. Size when folded is approx. 4 1/2" W x 5 1/2" H. Price when sold $1.00. Compiled by the Belcher Abstract and Title Company of Eureka California.
4796Cyanotype (blueprint) map of the Corita Vineyard, Los Altos Hills, CA.DetailsBarker, Curtis M.1925
Fine antique cyanotype map of Corita Vineyard, Palo Alto California
Barker, Curtis M.
1925
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$1,800.00Barker--Curtis-M-Fine-antique-cyanotype-map-of-Corita-Vineyard--Palo-Alto-CaliforniaRare and desirable original cyanotype (blueprint) topographic survey map of the <b>Corita Vineyard</b>, then located in Los Altos Hills, about 4 miles south of Stanford University and Palo Alto, California. The map is dominated by Page Mill Road and by Moody Road; a course table is inset for each thoroughfare. Dated within at 1905 but later, developed from a well-worn surveyor's trace. Little information is available online on Corita Vineyard, consistent with the apparent scarcity of this old cartographic artifact. <br></br> Title reads: <b>"Map of the Corita Vineyard. Being lots 3 & 4 of the Briones Partition of the la Purissima Conception Rancho the property of A.B. Blanco Surveyed in Feb. and Mar. 1905. Curtis M. Barker, Surveyor and C.E. San Jose, Cal."</b> 547 acres. Scale: 3600:1 . Contour interval: 25 feet. <br></br> <div class="indenttextblock"> <b>La Purissima Conception Rancho</b> - 4439 acre Mexican land grant given in 1840 by Governor Juan Alvarado to José Gorgonio and his son José Ramon. In 1844 Gorgonio sold the one square league Rancho La Purísima Concepción to Juana Briones de Miranda. <BR/> <b>Briones Partition</b> - Juana Briones (b. 1802) sold about three quarters of her rancho in 1861 to Martin Murphy Jr. of Sunnyvale, who had come to California with the Stephens-Townsend-Murphy Party in 1844. Briones gave the remaining 1,130 acres (4.6 km2) of her rancho to her children, who bore their father’s name, Miranda. Until it was demolished in 2011, the Juana Briones home, a California registered landmark, stood at 4155 Old Adobe Road.<BR/> <b>A.B. Blanco</b> - owner of the Corita Vineyard in 1905.<BR/> <b>Curtis M. Barker</b> - Licensed surveyor and Civil Engineer (b. 1861). Employed as assistant civil engineer by Leland Stanford University in 1885-1893. Surveyor and civil engineer in San Jose, CA from 1894.</b> </div>
4818Blueprint for San Francisco Market Street Railway Company "Dinky".DetailsMarket Street Railway Company1925
Fillmore Hill "Dinky" Streetcar Blueprint
Market Street Railway Company
1925
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$600.00Market-Street-Railway-CompanyFillmore-Hill-"Dinky"-Streetcar-BlueprintRare find! An original, authentic blueprint diagram from 1925 for a <b>Market Street Railway Company streetcar</b>. That is a San Francisco, Ca. streetcar, number 649! <br></br> The blueprint still carries the MS index number, 755, in red crayon, that would have been used to uniquely identify the blueprint and to tie it to a set of specifications. This type of streetcar was known to have a rough ride because unlike larger cars, "single-truck" streetcars had only one set of four wheels. <br></br> Rectangular purple ink stamp on verso for "Market Street Railway Company | Aug 29, 1925 | Blue Print Room". Number M.M. 3013. <br></br> Title reads: "Market Street Railway Company. M.M. Department. Body Dimensions of Fillmore Hill Cars after Reconstruction. Overall length 26' 3.5". <br> Overall Width 8' 0" ". 8/24/25. <br></br> <img src="/ZoomifyImages/SC_4818/MarketStreetCar621.jpg" alt="Market Street Railway Co. "Dinky" Fillmore Hill streetcar.")" width="300" align="left" style="margin: 0px 20px"> </img> <br /> <br /> Some of the literature refers to this 26 foot long diminutively-sized street-car as a "Dinky". In its general dimensions and rolling equipment, our blueprint is very similar to car 578, built in 1896, one of the first generation of San Francisco's electric streetcars. Today, number 578 is stated to be the, "world’s oldest streetcar still on the active roster of an urban transit agency." <br></br> The Market Street Railway Company began on July 4, 1860 with a steam railway. After a series of mergers and sales, the company was acquired by Standard Gas & Power Company in late 1925. <br></br> Sources: https://www.kalw.org/post/how-muni-s-oldest-streetcar-survived-122-years-become-san-francisco-s-sweetheart#stream/0 <BR/> Vielbaum, Hoffman, Ute, Townley. San Francisco's Market Street Railway. Charleston. Arcadia Pub. 2004.
4819Blueprint for San Francisco Market Street Railway Company streetcar.DetailsMarket Street Railway Company1925
San Francisco Streetcar Blueprint
Market Street Railway Company
1925
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$375.00Market-Street-Railway-CompanySan-Francisco-Streetcar-BlueprintAn original, authentic blueprint diagram from 1925 for a <b>Market Street Railway Company</b> "double-truck" (2 sets of wheels) streetcar. San Francisco, California. Scarce. The blueprint still carries the manuscript engineering index number, 907, in red crayon, that would have been used to uniquely identify the blueprint and to tie it to a set of specifications. <br></br> Title reads: "Market Street Railway Company. M.M. Department. Body Design & Seating Arrangement of Cars 266-285, 286-305, 779-808. Drawing number M.M. 3005. 8/24/25." Overall length including bumpers was 47'. <br></br> <figure> <img src="/ZoomifyImages/SC_4819/Market_Street_Railway_Co_car_285.jpg" alt="Market Street Railway Company 47' streetcar number 285)" width="300" align="left" style="margin: 0px 20px"> <figcaption> <div style="text-align:center;font-size: 80%">Streetcar number 285.</div> </figcaption> </figure> <br></br> The Market Street Railway Company began operating on July 4, 1860 with a steam railway. After a series of mergers and sales, the company was acquired by Standard Gas & Power Company in late 1925. <br></br> Source: Vielbaum, Hoffman, Ute, Townley. San Francisco's Market Street Railway. Charleston. Arcadia Pub. 2004.
1338Nautical chart of lower Baja California and Gulf of CortezDetailsBritish Admiralty Hydrographical Office1926
Chart of Lower Baja California, Cabo San Lucas, to Manzanilla Bay
British Admiralty Hydrographical Office
1926
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$325.00British-Admiralty-Hydrographical-OfficeChart-of-Lower-Baja-California--Cabo-San-Lucas--to-Manzanilla-BayAmazing, clean, authentic British nautical chart of lower Baja Peninsula and west coastal Mexico with Sinaloa, Jalisco and the Sea of Cortez. Heading southward this popular and highly attractive chart covers from San Ignaciao Bay to Manzanillo Bay. This large chart will make a very attractive, unusual, and affordable gift for anyone with an interest in fishing or boating in the vicinity of Baja California. Thousands of depth soundings and numerous well-known fishing spots are noted including: San Jaime Bank, Golden Gate Bank, Outer Gorda Bank, Finger Bank, and Morgan Bank. Two inset profile views at top of the Baja Californa coast as seen from offshore near Las Animas. <br></br> Later edition of a British Admiralty chart first engraved and published from London in 1879; this edition to 1916 and the last corrections made in 1926. Coverage includes the lower Baja California Peninsula and Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez) from Las Animas to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, Mazatlan, Cape Corrientes, and on to Manzanillo Bay. Contains detailed names of the numerous rivers, lights, capes, and bays surrounding the Baja Peninsula. Includes the Revillagigedo Archipelago. <br></br> Bold dark lithographed print retains the cartographic look and style of the late 19th century. More recent charts do not display the character of this beauty. Logo of the British Hydrographical Office at top of the title block. Originally published from London on April 9, 1879 but the edition of 1916 with corrections to 1926. Number 2323.
1418Old pictorial map of the State of California.DetailsJohst, Paul Spener1931
California Pictorial Map
Johst, Paul Spener
1931
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$85.00Johst--Paul-SpenerCalifornia-Pictorial-MapPictorial map of the State of California in a cartoon-like style. Depicts transportation, chief industries (film-making, asparagus farming), nature, and recreations for the state in an exaggerated, stereotyped manner. Legend identifies 5 locations within California: Yosemite National Park, San Francissco, Oakland, Los Angeles, and San Diego. Catalina Island is identified by name. Page 181. <br></br> Verso with text extolling the virtues of California's natural wonders and its agriculture. <br></br> From "Picture Map Geography of the United States" by Vernon Quinn. With Picture Maps by Paul Spener Johst. Publisher: Frederick A. Stokes Company. New York. 1931. Some picture maps in the book contain depictions that today might be considered politically incorrect or even racist.
4799La Jolla, California privately-published pictorial chart.DetailsGlantz, Dale A.1985
Bathymetry and landmarks La Jolla, San Diego, California
Glantz, Dale A.
1985
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$175.00Glantz--Dale-A-Bathymetry-and-landmarks-La-Jolla--San-Diego--CaliforniaOriginal privately-published chart of the La Jolla coast. The most easily attainable chart of La Jolla, California from 1985 to combine bathymetry data from the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey with pictorial images of the landmarks and data regarding coverage of the kelp beds offshore. Designed, printed, and copyrighted 1985 by Dale A. Glanz d.b.a. Daleʾs Ink. Detailed countour intervals of one fathom (six feet). No copies in AMPR or online; limited institutional holding. <br></br> From 1978 to 2005 Dale Glanz is reported to have been employed by Kelco (now ISP Alginates) as Operations Manager/Senior Marine Biologist. Kelco began near San Diego in the late 1920s, harvesting brown seaweed, or kelp, and extracting the algin that is used in countless pharmaceutical, household and food products. <br></br> Shows notable landmarks that could be used to relate one's position to the bathymetry on the chart. Landmarks include a "copper roof mansion", the La Jolla Shores Lifeguard Station, the Summer House Inn, Seville Condominium, Sea World Tower, and Islandia House. Beaches shown include Ocean Beach, Mission Beach, Pacific Beach, Casa Beach, Windandsea Beach. Other noted features include Seal Rock, The Cove, Kellogg Park, Whale View Point, La Jolla Hermosa Park, and the Crystal Pier. <br></br> Shows the La Jolla Canyon and the Scripps Canyon that terminate just offshore of the Scripps Institute of Oceanography. Shading denotes areas with an overlaying canopy of kelp.