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Model # NAM125
Amer. Sep. No. 46 Nouvelle Californie - Maker: Vandermaelen
Antique hand colored map of part of Northern California, includes Monterey, San Francisco, includes a scale of distances and heights, by Vandermaelen, 1827. Details of Native American Tribes, landforms, water bodies, ports, counties, towns and cities. Very good overall antique condition, 18.25 x 19.75 inches.
Price: $975.00 Date: 1827
1827Vandermaelen$975.00

Model # NAM134
Amer. Sep. No. 63 Partie de la Vieille Californie - Maker: Vandermaelen
Antique hand colored map of part of Baha California by Vandermaelen, 1827. Details of landforms, water bodies, ports, counties. With text in French on Mexico. Very good condition, minor foxing, 18.50 x 21.25 inches.
Price: $125.00 Date: 1827
1827Vandermaelen$125.00

Model # WES087
Amerique Septentrionale No. 52 Partie de la Nouvelle Californie - Maker: Vandermaelen
Antique hand colored map of part of California, by Vandermaelen, 1827. Shows the area of modern day San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Los Angeles (LA). Details of landforms, water bodies, ports, counties, towns and cities. Very good condition with one crease in upper right, 18.25 x 19.75 inches.
Price: $575.00 Date: 1827
1827Vandermaelen$575.00

Model # WES088
Amerique Septentrionale No. 53 Partie de la Vieille Californie - Maker: Vandermaelen
Antique hand colored map of part of California, by Vandermaelen, 1827. Shows the area of modern day Laguna Beach, San Diego, and Tijuana. Details of landforms, water bodies, ports, counties, towns and cities. Very good condition, one pin hole, minimal foxing, 18.25 x 19.75 inches.
Price: $400.00 Date: 1827
1827Vandermaelen$400.00

Model # WES089
Amerique Septentrionale No. 58, inset with No. 63 Partie de la Vieille Californie - Maker: Vandermaelen
Antique hand colored map of part of California, by Vandermaelen, 1827. Details of landforms, water bodies, ports, counties, towns and cities. Very good overall antique condition, minor spots, 18.25 x 19.75 inches.
Price: $650.00 Date: 1827
1827Vandermaelen$650.00

Model # CAM004
California, Mexico, and Central America. - Maker: John Dower
Antique hand colored map of Central America, Mexico, California, old boundaries of Utah, New Mexico, Texas, Indian Territory, and other parts of the United States; very good condition, 8.25 x 10 inches.
Price: $145.00 Date: 1850
1850John Dower$145.00

Model # WES018
San Francisco illustration in London News, Street View, sketched by a correspondent - Maker: Illustrated London News
6 1/2" x 9 1/2" (h x w), 10 1/2 x 14" with mat
Price: $55.00 Date: 1850
1850Illustrated London News$55.00

Model # WES066
San Diego Entrance and Approaches California - Maker: U.S. Coast Survey
Hand colored coastal chart of San Diego Bay, San Diego Harbor, and Los Coronados in the mid-19th century, with very fine colored detail of topography of Point Loma, soundings and Sailing Directions. Originally a folded map. Produced by the United States Coast Survey, published in 1851. Very good overall antique condition, with minor toning along folds and some minor foxing throughout. Measures approximately 11.75 x 13 inches to the neatline.
Price: $175.00 Date: 1851
1851U.S. Coast Survey$175.00

Model # USA056
U.S Coast Survey, Reconnaissance of Cuyler's Harbor, ...California… - Maker: U.S. Coast Survey
No. 5, U.S Coast Survey, Reconnaissance of Cuyler's Harbor, Island of San Miguel, California, Prisoner's Harbor, and San Clemente Harbor, California. Harbor charts with views of Cuyler's Harbor. Three hand colored antique harbor charts, with views of Cuyler's Harbor and San Clemente Harbor. Very good overall antique condition, 17 x 14 inches.
Price: $130.00 Date: 1852
1852U.S. Coast Survey$130.00

Model # WES095
Reconnaissance of the Harbors of Santa Cruz, San Simeon, Coxo and San Luis Obispo - Maker: U.S. Coast Survey
Hand colored antique coastal report chart, of Santa Cruz, San Simeon, and San Luis Obispo, California. Very good overall antique condition with folds as issued, restored and backed with tissue, contemporary color, 17 x 13.5 inches.
Price: $175.00 Date: 1852
1852U.S. Coast Survey$175.00

Model # WES080
A New Map of the State of California, the Territories of Oregon, Washington, Utah & New Mexico. - Maker: Mitchell/Cowperthwait, Desilver & Butler
Antique hand colored map, from Mitchell's "New Universal Atlas, Containing Maps of the Various Empires, Kingdoms, States and Republics of the World, With a Special Map of Each of the United States, Plans of Cities, etc.", 1854. Very good overall antique condition, 16 x 13 inches.
Price: $550.00 Date: 1853
1853Mitchell/Cowperthwait, Desilver & Butler$550.00

Model # WES229
Geological Map of the Vicinity of San Francisco - Maker: U.S. Pacific R.R. Surveys/ W.P. Blake
Antique geological map of the vicinity of San Francisco, California, by the United States Pacific Railroad Survey and W.P. Blake, 1853. Hand colored with sections of possible early machine color. Includes San Francisco Bay, Golden Gate, and the Pacific Ocean. Heavy water stains at the bottom and right of the map, as well as fairly heavy overall foxing of the antique paper (See photo). Measures approximately 6.25" x 9.25" to the neatline. Note: Priced as is.
Price: $65.00 Date: 1853
1853U.S. Pacific R.R. Surveys/ W.P. Blake$65.00

Model # NAU284
J No. 6, Preliminary Survey of Harbors on the Western Coast of the United States - Maker: US Coast Survey
Hand colored antique coastal report chart by the US Coast Survey, published in 1854. Shows Port Oxford or Ewing Harbor in the Oregon Territory (Oregon became a state in 1859), Shelter Cove in California, Harbor of Mendocino City in California, and Crescent City Harbor in California. With good coastal detail, bathometric data, and tidal information. Very good condition with folds as issued. Hand coloring is recent. Approx. 17 3/4 x 14 inches to neatline.
Price: $150.00 Date: 1854
1854US Coast Survey$150.00

Model # WES077
Reconnaissance of the Western Coast of the United States, Middle Sheet, from San Francisco to Umpquah River. - Maker: U.S.C.S.
Hand colored antique coastal chart of the Western Coast of the United States, including California and Oregon, with pictorial views. The views are actually recognition profiles that would be useful to recognize the land from a ship. These include Cape Arago, Rogue's River, Point Saint George, Red Bluff, Cape Mendocino, Entrance to San Francisco Bay, Point Reyes, and many more. Restored-- cleaned and backed with light tissue. Very good overall antique condition, 24.75 x 22.5 inches.
Price: $395.00 Date: 1854
1854U.S.C.S.$395.00

Model # WES100A
Map of Public Surveys of California to Accompany Report of Surveyor 1855. *****UNAVAILABLE***** - Maker: State Survey
Antique black and white survey map of California, with detail of landforms and districts, fair condition as shown, upper left corner patched, some brown spots, cleaned and rebacked with archival tissue, approximately 36 x 31 1/2 inches. **CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE**
Price: Date: 1855
1855State Survey

Model # WES230
Geological Map of the Country Between San Diego and the Colorado River - Maker: U.S. Pacific R.R. Surveys/ W.P. Blake
Antique hand colored geological map showing a section of southern California- includes San Diego, San Luis Rey, San Juan Capistrano, Soda Springs, etc.. By the United States Pacific Railroad Survey with W.P. Blake, 1855. Very good condition with some overall toning of the antique paper, and minor tearing at the outer edges. Measures approximately 6.75" x 9.25" to the neatline.
Price: $85.00 Date: 1855
1855U.S. Pacific R.R. Surveys/ W.P. Blake$85.00

Model # WES108
California - Maker: Savage
Black and white antique map from "The World, Geographical, Historical, and Statistical; containing a Description of the Several Continents, Empires, Republics, Kingdoms, and Islands on the Globe", by Charles Savage, published by Ensign, Bridgman, & Fanning, 1856. Good to very good condition, approx. 8.25 x 4.75 inches.
Price: $75.00 Date: 1856
1856Savage$75.00

Model # WES160
Reconnaissance of the S.E. End of San Clemente Island - Maker: U.S. Coast Survey
Antique black and white coastal chart of the southeastern San Clemente Harbor, including a profile of Pyramid Head and Balanced Rock. Good to fair antique condition, folded as issued with toning at fold lines, some archivally repairable paper loss at folds. Approx. 12 x 16.75 inches.
Price: $50.00 Date: 1856
1856U.S. Coast Survey$50.00

Model # WES246
Preliminary Chart of Cortez Bank California. - Maker: USCS
Hand colored antique harbor chart of Cortez Bank, including a sub-sketch showing the position of Cortez Bank near San Diego with the islands of Santa Catalina, San Nicolas, and San Clemente, with soundings. Published by the US Coast Survey in 1856. Good condition, with toning at creases, repaired seam separation, and some other minor imperfections due to age. Hand coloring is recent.
Price: $145.00 Date: 1856
1856USCS$145.00

Model # WES177
Crescent City Harbor, California - Maker: US Coast Survey
Hand colored antique coastal chart of Crescent City, California in the mid-19th century, before landfill and breakwaters connected Steamboat Rock and Whalers Island to the mainland, including very fine detail of topography, and of the few waterfront streets and buildings of the town at the time. With detailed information on soundings, Crescent City Lighthouse and Sailing Directions. Very good condition, restored and rebacked with light-weight paper, hand coloring is recent, measures approx. 12 x 15.5 inches.
Price: $150.00 Date: 1859
1859US Coast Survey$150.00

Model # WES162
County Map of the State of California - Maker: Mitchell
This antique hand colored map was published in 1860 by the S. Augustus Mitchell Co. Each county in the state is colored separately with original hand coloring. Cities, towns, railroad lines and geographical features are shown. In the upper right corner there is an inset map of San Francisco which includes the locations of prominent buildings and railroad lines. In the lower left corner there is a small inset map of the entire San Francisco Bay area. Decorative border has a lush floral pattern. This map is in good overall antique condition with some mild toning throughout, as well as a stain at the left side of the map (mainly outside the border.) Map measures approximately 13" x 10.5" to the outer edges of the decorative border. Priced As Is.
Price: $175.00 Date: 1860
1860Mitchell$175.00

Model # WES070A
Preliminary Chart of Tomales Bay California - Maker: U.S. Coast Survey
Black and white antique Nautical Chart of Tomales Bay, California, with soundings and coastal detail. Good antique condition with folds as issued, some archivally repairable paper loss at creases. approx. 15.5 x 24.5 inches.
Price: $85.00 Date: 1861
1861U.S. Coast Survey$85.00

Model # WES143
Bancroft's Map of California, Nevada, Utah and Arizona - Maker: Bancroft
Rare, handcolored map of California/CA, Nevada/NV, Utah/UT and Arizono/AZ, showing Indian Territories, proposed railroad routes, towns, and geological formations, fair condition, restored and price reflects value and condition (if in good condition worth around $1,200), clean and rebacked in linen, 31 x 36 1/2".
Price: $450.00 Date: 1864
1864Bancroft$450.00

Model # WES221
Johnson's California, with Territories of Utah, Nevada, Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona. - Maker: Johnson and Ward
Antique hand colored map of California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona. Published during a great time of expansion and change in the US West, as well as during the Civil War. Includes mining districts, emigrant trails, the Santa Fe Trail, the Pony Express Route and several proposed railroads, American Indian tribes, geological features, and political divisions. The Grand Canyon is labeled as the Colorado Canon and we have read that the horizontal county lines are a continuing feature from previous maps, but the counties were never truly divided in that way. Original hand coloring, good detail of landforms, water bodies, and towns. Measures approx. 17.25 x 24.5 inches. Good antique condition with overall toning and foxing.
Price: $475.00 Date: 1864
1864Johnson and Ward$475.00

Model # WES155
Colton's California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico. - Maker: Colton
Antique hand colored map of California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona. Very good condition with some toning in margins, original hand coloring, good detail of landforms and water bodies, towns, counties as they existed, some major routes, and Native American regions. Decorative border, approx. 16.75 x 26.25 inches.
Price: $175.00 Date: 1871
1871Colton$175.00

Model # OTH176
Seal Rocks - Maker: Picturesque America
Hand colored woodcut engraving of the Seal Rocks near San Francisco, California, from William Cullen Bryant's classic 1872 work, "Picturesque America." This piece measures 6.25 x 9 inches and is in Very good overall antique condition.
Price: $75.00 Date: 1872
1872Picturesque America$75.00

Model # WES029
Coast of Mendocino - Maker: Appleton
Hand colored seascape of Mendocino coast from Appleton; 6" x 9" (h x w), 12" x 15" with mat
Price: $45.00 Date: 1872
1872Appleton$45.00

Model # WES069
Suisun Bay, California - Maker: U.S. Coast Survey
Black and white antique Nautical Chart of Suisun Bay, with soundings and coastal detail. Very good overall antique condition, backed, 18 x 33 inches.
Price: $115.00 Date: 1872
1872U.S. Coast Survey$115.00

Model # WES074
California & Nevada. South Portion. - Maker: Asher & Adams
Antique hand colored map from Asher & Adams' New Statistical and Topographical Atlas of the United States, with Maps Showing the Dominion of Canada, Europe and the World, 1872, New York. Delineates rivers, landings, railroads, stations, distances, etc., and shows populations of cities and villages containing 300,000 inhabitants and upwards, as well as populations of counties. Very good overall antique condition, approx. 16 x 23 inches.
Price: $200.00 Date: 1872
1872Asher & Adams$200.00

Model # WES075
California & Nevada. North Portion. - Maker: Asher & Adams
Antique hand colored map from Asher & Adams' New Statistical and Topographical Atlas of the United States, with Maps Showing the Dominion of Canada, Europe and the World, 1872, New York. Delineates rivers, landings, railroads, stations, distances, etc., and shows populations of cities and villages containing 300,000 inhabitants and upwards, as well as populations of counties. Very good overall antique condition, approx. 16 x 23 inches.
Price: $200.00 Date: 1872
1872Asher & Adams$200.00

Model # WES220HC
Lake Tahoe - Maker: Picturesque America
Hand colored antique print showing a view of Lake Tahoe (Nevada and California). Recent hand coloring. Image is in very good condition. From William Cullen Bryant's classic 1872 work, "Picturesque America." Image measures approximately 6.25" x 9".
Price: $95.00 Date: 1872
1872Picturesque America$95.00

Model # WES126
Gray's Atlas California and Nevada - Maker: Gray
Map of California and Nevada with insets of the Vicinity of San Francisco and Yosemite Valley, shows regions, towns, mountains and railroads, from Gray's Atlas. 15 1/2 x 25", Very good overall antique condition, minor toning.
Price: $225.00 Date: 1874
1874Gray$225.00

Model # WES159
Mount Shasta Steel Engraving - Maker: Picturesque America
Hand colored steel plate engraving of a distant view of Mount Shasta, California, from William Cullen Bryant's classic 1872 work, "Picturesque America." The inscription reads "NY, D. Appleton & co." This piece measures approx. 6 x 9.25 inches and is in Very good overall antique condition with four tiny stains outside the image margins.
Price: $150.00 Date: 1874
1874Picturesque America$150.00

Model # WES081
County Map of the State of California - Maker: Mitchell
Antique hand colored map of California, with insets of San Francisco and San Francisco Bay and Vicinity. Counties and wards delineated by color, great detail, shows landforms and water bodies, railroads, cities, towns. Very good condition, the strike is good but not perfect, approx. 21.25 x 14.5 inches.
Price: $225.00 Date: 1874
1874Mitchell$225.00

Model # WES190
Native Races of the Pacific States, California Group - Maker: Appleton & Co.
Antique black and white map of the western US, specifically California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, and parts of Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, and New Mexico. Published by Appleton & Co in 1875. Shows the names and lands of the Native American Indians. Also includes land formations, state boundaries, and bodies of water. Very good overall antique condition, matted. See also WES191 for similar map. approx. 12.25 x 14 inches to mat edges.
Price: $85.00 Date: 1875
1875Appleton & Co.$85.00

Model # WES270
California and Nevada - Maker: School Geography
Antique printed color map from a School Geography book, published in 1884. Map is colored by county, includes topographical detail, railroad lines, and features an inset map of the vicinity of San Francisco. Below the map is a series of school geography questions regarding the two states. Good overall condition with some toning, creasing, and foxing of the antique paper. Map measures approximately 13.5" x 10.5" to the neatline. Page measures approximately 18.75" x 12" in its entirety.
Price: $45.00 Date: 1884
1884School Geography$45.00

Model # WES109
Colton's California and Nevada - Maker: Colton
Antique hand colored map of California and Nevada by Colton, 1886. Fair condition, paper is toned overall, water staining in margin, approx. 25 x 17.25 inches.
Price: $125.00 Date: 1886
1886Colton$125.00

Model # WES195
California - Maker: Bradley
Antique hand colored map of California including inset of Lower California, Sacramento, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego and the Pacific Coast . Very good condition with some light browning around the edges. By WM. M. Bradley, in the Atlas of the World, 1887. Approximately 21.5" x 14.25" Map extend slightly from bottom.
Price: $125.00 Date: 1887
1887Bradley$125.00

Model # NAU245
Lighthouses of California - Maker: U.S. Light-House Service
Twelfth Lighthouse District. Antique printed color chart of lighthouses along the coast of California published in the Annual Report of the Light-House Board of the United States to the Secretary of the Treasury, 1888, showing all light houses, light ships, and the arcs of illumination for major lights, as well as a key to the kind and color of light, such as Fixed Red, Flashing White, etc. Very good condition, with light toning, slight paper loss at corners, and small archivally repaired seam separations at both sides, measures approx. 10.25 x 8 inches.
Price: $95.00 Date: 1888
1888U.S. Light-House Service$95.00

Model # WES186
California - Maker: Bradley
Printed color map of California by Bradley, 1889. This map in early printed color shows California in counties featuring major towns and cities, railroads, mountains, rivers, lakes, and more, with an inset map of the south-eastern end of the state. Decorative border features an almost art deco look. Good antique condition with light overall toning that is a bit darker at the edges, a fold with some separation in the top left corner, and some very minor archivally repaired seam separation outside the border. approx. 23.5 x 16.5 inches
Price: $125.00 Date: 1889
1889Bradley$125.00

Model # TOW044
San Francisco, verso: Denver - Maker: Goldthwaite
Antique printed color city plan of San Francisco, California, with a verso map of Denver, Colorado. By Geo. Cram, from Goldthwaite's Universal Atlas, Geographical, Astronomical and Historical, containing a Complete Series of Maps of Modern Geography, Exhibiting the World and its Various Political Divisions as They are To-day, published by Goldthwaite's Geographical Magazine, New York, 1891. Very good overall antique condition with mild toning of the paper, and minor staining of the outer edges. Map of San Francisco measures approximately 11.25" x 9.5" to the neatline. Map of Denver measures approx. 10.5" x 13.5" to the neatline.
Price: $75.00 Date: 1891
1891Goldthwaite$75.00

Model # WES201
California and Nevada - Maker: Hunt & Eaton
Antique printed color map of California and Nevada, colored by counties and showing railroad lines. From the Columbian Atlas of the World We Live In, 1893. Good antique condition with water staining in margin. Approx. 11.5 x 9.5 inches to neatline.
Price: $40.00 Date: 1893
1893Hunt & Eaton$40.00

Model # WES039
Mining for Gold in California - Maker: Harper's Weekly
Two mining scenes drawn by Charles Graham. Light smudge and mark by title, 12 1/2" x 8 1/2" (h x w), 18" x 13" with mat.
Price: $40.00 Date: 1895
1895Harper's Weekly$40.00

Model # NAU309
Twelfth L.H. District (California Lighthouse District) - Maker: U.S. Light-House Service
Antique printed color chart of lighthouses along the coast of California, published in the Annual Report of the Light-House Board of the United States to the Secretary of the Treasury, 1896. Shows all light houses, light ships, and the arcs of illumination for major lights, as well as a key to the kind and color of light, such as Fixed Red, Flashing White, etc. Inset maps of San Francisco Bay and Tributary Waters, and San Diego Bay. Very good overall antique condition with folds as issued, slight separation at seam intersections. Measures approx. 19 x 15.75 inches to the neatline.
Price: $155.00 Date: 1896
1896U.S. Light-House Service$155.00

Model # WES208
California, verso: Nevada, and Utah - Maker: Cram
Antique printed color double-sided sheet of California (Recto). Includes a list of counties at the top, and a list of chief cities at the bottom. Verso: (Two Maps) A map of Nevada (which contains an inset map to show the Southern-most portion of the state) and a Map of Utah. Both of these maps include lists of counties and chief cities as well. Very good condition with some slight overall browning/small brown spots. By Cram, in Cram's Universal Atlas Geographical, Astronomical and Historical, 1900. Map of California measures approximately 18.5" x 12" to the neatline. Map of Nevada measures approx. 12" x 9.5" to the neatline. Map of Utah measures approx. 12.75" x 10.25" to the neatline. Note: Lists of counties and chief cities fall outside of the neatlines on all three maps. If you would like to purchase any of these maps separate from the others, please contact us.
Price: $75.00 Date: 1900
1900Cram$75.00

Model # WES212
Official Map of Sacramento, Cal., verso: Official Map of City of Tacoma, Washington - Maker: Cram
Antique printed color map of Sacramento, California (Recto.) Indicates city railways as well as a proposed railway. Verso: A map of Tacoma, Washington. Indicates motor, cable, and electric railways. Both maps show city streets/blocks clearly. Very good condition with some very slight browning at the edges. By Cram, in Cram's Universal Atlas Geographical, Astronomical and Historical, 1900. Recto map (Sacramento, CA) measures approximately 9" x 13" to the neatline. Verso map (Tacoma, WA) measures approx. 12.75" x 8.75" to the neatline.
Price: $40.00 Date: 1900
1900Cram$40.00

Model # NAU252
Lighthouses of California (larger size) - Maker: U.S. Light-House Service
Twelfth Lighthouse District. Antique printed color chart of lighthouses along the coast of California, published in the Annual Report of the Light-House Board of the United States to the Secretary of the Treasury, 1906, showing all light houses, light ships, and the arcs of illumination for major lights, as well as a key to the kind and color of light, such as Fixed Red, Flashing White, etc. Inset maps of Humboldt Bay, San Francisco Bay and Tributary Waters, San Diego Bay, and San Pedro Harbor. Very good overall antique condition with folds as issued, slight separation at seam intersection. Measures approx. 19 x 15.5 inches.
Price: $145.00 Date: 1906
1906U.S. Light-House Service$145.00

Model # WES188
Sketch of the Sequoia and General Grant National Parks and the Sierra Forest Reserve - Maker: Sequoia and General Grant National Parks
Antique black and white map of the Sequoia National Park, including the General Grant Camp Park, now Grant grove, and Sierra Forest. Bordered by the Kern and Kings Rivers and also includes mountain peak names and other information. Very good to Very good overall antique condition. approx. 18 x 15.5 to paper edges.
Price: $125.00 Date: 1906
1906Sequoia and General Grant National Parks$125.00

Model # WES083
California - Maker: People's Publishing Co.
Antique map of California, with counties delineated, and detail of landforms and water bodies, railroads, routes, towns and cities. Very good condition, 18.75 x 12.25 inches.
Price: $65.00 Date: 1910
1910People's Publishing Co.$65.00

Model # WES272
Ride the Roads to Romance along the Golden Coast and thru the Sunshine Empire of Southern California - Maker: Roads to Romance Assn, Inc.
Antique printed color map of Southern California showing the coast from the Mexico border to Malibu beach, and including San Diego, Long Beach, Santa Monica, and as far east as the Arizona border with San Bernardino, Joshua Tree National Monument, and more. Along the sides are vignettes showing parts of California's history and small illustrations appear throughout the map. This map was produced in 1957 by the Roads to Romance Assn, Inc. The map's verso features more practical information about traveling in Southern California, with a map of highways and photographs of places of interest. Very good condition with some edge wear. Has folds as issued. Approx. 21 x 33.75 inches.
Price: $145.00 Date: 1957
1957Roads to Romance Assn, Inc.$145.00

Model # WES233
Ceded Territory, with part of Mexico. - Maker: unknown
Hand colored antique map showing the South and West of the United States, including Texas with its "stove pipe" border, Upper California stretching to Texas, and Oregon stretching west to the Rockies. Maker of this map is unknown, c. 1850, from a school geography book. Hand coloring is recent, although not done by Maps of Antiquity. Very good condition with some very light image transfer. Approx. 3.5 x 6 inches to neatline.
Price: $65.00 Date: c. 1850
c. 1850unknown$65.00

Model # WES247
San Francisco - Maker: Unknown Maker
Hand colored antique print of a view of San Francisco and San Francisco harbor. Maker and publish date unknown; verso has text in German. Good condition, with toning, a few tears- one of which was apparently repaired by a previous owner with non-archival tape. Paper is fragile. Approx. 4.5 x 6.75 inches to the border
Price: $50.00 Date: late 1800s
late 1800sUnknown Maker$50.00

Model # WES248
San Francisco - Maker: Unknown Maker
Hand colored antique print of a view of San Francisco and San Francisco harbor. Maker and publish date unknown; verso has text in German. Good condition, with toning. Paper is fragile. Approx. 4.75 x 8 inches to the paper edges.
Price: $65.00 Date: late 1800s
late 1800sUnknown Maker$65.00

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Antique Maps - United States > West > California (48)
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Model # NAM047
Plan of the Port of S. Diego in California, and Plan of the Port and Department of S. Blas [Mexico]*****SOLD***** - Maker: La Perouse/Robinson
Black and white engraved antique plans, of San Diego, CA, and S. Blas, Mexico, from Captain Cook's voyages, by La Perouse, published by Robinson, 1798. Very good overall antique condition, 14.25 x 9.75 inches.*****SOLD*****
Price: Date: 1798
1798La Perouse/Robinson

Model # USA132
A New Map of the United States of America - Maker: Cowperthwait
Fascinating map showing massive territorial groupings including Indian Territory, Santa Fe Trail, showing wagon train route to California, with inset of Gold Region of California and District of Columbia inset, 16 x 26", very good condition, minor margin and seam wear.
Price: Date: 1850
1850Cowperthwait

Model # WES098
Sketch J, No. 3, Point Conception, Coast of California ***SOLD*** - Maker: U.S. Coast Survey
Black and white antique coastal chart shows location along Santa Barbara Channel for a proposed lighthouse. Condition very good, some light toning, 7.5 x 6.5 inches.
Price: Date: 1850
1850U.S. Coast Survey

Model # WES073JR
Mouth of Columbia River ***SOLD*** - Maker: U.S. Coast Survey
Black and white antique Nautical Chart of the Mouth of the Columbia River, Oregon, with soundings, tidal information and sailing directions. Very good condition, some discoloration on fold lines, archivally cleaned and backed with light-weight tissue. Approx. 17.25 x 27.25 inches. **SOLD**
Price: Date: 1851
1851U.S. Coast Survey

Model # WES084HC
J No. 8, Preliminary Survey of Humboldt Bay, California *****SOLD***** - Maker: US Coast Survey
Hand colored antique coastal report chart by the US Coast Survey, published in 1851. Shows the entrance to Humboldt Bay in California with an inset map of the larger area of Humboldt Bay. With good coastal detail, bathometric data, and tidal information. Very good condition with folds as issued. Hand coloring is recent. Approx. 17 3/4 x 14 inches to neatline. **SOLD**
Price: Date: 1851
1851US Coast Survey

Model # WES085
Sketch J, Showing the progress of the Survey of the Western Coast*****SOLD***** - Maker: U.S. Coast Survey
Hand colored antique coastal chart of the western coast of the United States, including California and Oregon coasts. Very good condition, some toning, 7.25 x 11.5 inches.*****SOLD*****
Price: Date: 1851
1851U.S. Coast Survey

Model # WES090JR
Sketch J No. 6, San Francisco Bay*****SOLD***** - Maker: U.S. Coast Survey
Hand colored antique coastal chart of San Francisco Bay, also showing Suisun Bay and the Bay of San Pablo, with insets of Fort Point and Alcatraz Island. Very good overall antique condition, 7.5 x 13 inches.*****SOLD*****
Price: Date: 1851
1851U.S. Coast Survey

Model # WES185
San Francisco Bay California *****SOLD***** - Maker: U.S. Coast Survey
This antique hand colored report map was published by the U.S. Coast Survey in 1851 as Sketch J, No. 6, Showing Surveys of Sites for Light Houses and for Military and Naval Purposes. Insets detailing Fort Point and Alcatraz appear at upper left. This piece is in good antique condition with discoloration and repair where folded as issued. It measures approximately 8 x 14 inches. **SOLD**
Price: Date: 1851
1851U.S. Coast Survey

Model # WES102JR
Monterey Harbor*****SOLD***** - Maker: U.S. Coast Survey
Antique hand colored coastal chart of Monterey Harbor, California, with bathometric date, sailing directions, recognition profile, lagoon detail. Very good overall antique condition, 14 x 12 inches.*****SOLD*****
Price: Date: 1852
1852U.S. Coast Survey

Model # WES065A
Santa Barbara California *****SOLD***** - Maker: U.S. Coast Survey
Coast Chart of Santa Barbara, including engraved view of the Town and Mission, hand-colored, very good condition with minor discoloration in map folds, cut close upper left margin, 13.75 x 16.5 inches. *****SOLD*****
Price: Date: 1853
1853U.S. Coast Survey
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Model # WES112
Geological Map of California*****SOLD***** - Maker: U.S. Pacific Railroad
Antique, partially hand colored geological map of California, 1853. Very good condition, 22 x 16 inches.*****SOLD*****
Price: Date: 1853
1853U.S. Pacific Railroad

Model # WES142
San Diego Entrance and Approaches, California ***SOLD*** - Maker: U.S. Coast Survey
Black and white antique coastal report chart of the San Diego Entrance, with significant coastal detail, bathometric data and sailing directions, with inset of larger view. Very good overall antique condition, cleaned, flattened, rice paper-backed, approx. 11.75 x 13 inches.
Price: Date: 1853
1853U.S. Coast Survey

Model # WES082
Preliminary Surveys of harbors of the Western Coast of the United States, Santa Cruz Harbor and Vicinity, Point Ano Nuevo ***SOLD*** - Maker: U.S. Coast Survey
Hand colored antique coastal chart, with great coastal details, recognition profile, and bathometric data, as well as tide information. Very good overall antique condition, 12.25 x 12.75 inches. **SOLD**
Price: Date: 1854
1854U.S. Coast Survey

Model # WES103JR
Sketch J, No. 4, Indicating proposed Sites for a Light-House on Point Pinos, Bay of Monterey*****SOLD****** - Maker: U.S. Coast Survey
Antique hand colored coastal chart of Point Pinos, Monterey Bay, California, with proposed lighthouse sites. Very good overall antique condition, 7.5 x 9.25 inches.*****SOLD*****
Price: Date: 1854
1854U.S. Coast Survey

Model # WES013A
California and City of San Francisco *****SOLD***** - Maker: Colton
State of California map with inset of San Francisco including city streets and wharves. Map includes decorative border, major CA cities, railroads, proposed rail lines, mountains, lakes, and mountain passes. 15 1/2 x 12 1/2" (h x w), Very good - Very good overall antique condition. **SOLD**
Price: Date: 1855
1855Colton

Model # WES138
Reconnaissance of the Western Coast of the United States, Northern Sheet, from the Umpquah River to the Boundary ***SOLD*** - Maker: U.S. Coast Survey
Hand colored antique coastal chart of the Western Coast of the United States, from present-day mid-coast Oregon to the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Seattle, with finely colored recognition profiles of Cape Perpetua, Cape Lookout, Tillamook Head, Sail Rock, Destruction Island, Flattery Rocks and Cape Flattery, Tatoosh Island, and the mouth of the Columbia River. Very good overall antique condition, with some toning along original folds, measures approx. 24 x 22.5 inches.
Price: Date: 1855
1855U.S. Coast Survey
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Model # WES019
Great Fires in San Francisco*****SOLD***** - Maker: Illustrated London News
6 1/2" x 9 1/2" (h x w), 11" x14" with mat*****SOLD*****
Price: Date: 1856
1856Illustrated London News

Model # WES097A
Preliminary Survey of Anacapa Island and East End of Santa Cruz Island California *****SOLD***** - Maker: U.S. Coast Survey
Black and white antique coastal report chart of Anacapa Island and Santa Cruz Island, with bathometric data, coastal topography, information on tides at Cuyler's Harbor, San Miguel, and View of the Eastern extremity of Anacapa Island, from the southwest. This antique chart has been restored, Very good overall antique condition, 9.5 x 26 inches. **SOLD**
Price: Date: 1856
1856U.S. Coast Survey

Model # WES129
California. Texas.*****SOLD***** - Maker: Cornell
Antique hand colored map of Texas, and California. Good detail of existing counties, towns and cities, with some landforms, and water bodies. Includes Native American areas, Comanches, Apaches, Kiowa, Mohave, Pahutah, and others. Good condition, some toning and foxing, 10 x 12.5 inches.*****SOLD*****
Price: Date: 1856
1856Cornell

Model # WES068
Preliminary Chart of the Eastern Entrance to Santa Barbara Channel California *****SOLD***** - Maker: U.S. Coast Survey
Hand colored antique nautical chart of the entrance to Santa Barbara Channel, including Anacapa Island, Santa Cruz Island, with soundings, and with inset of Point Hueneme. Good to very good condition, with some toning at creases, repaired seam separation, minor paper loss repaired at seam intersection, minor light spotting, backed, 16.5 x 23.5 inches. Priced as is, no further discounts. **SOLD**
Price: Date: 1857
1857U.S. Coast Survey
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Model # WES072
Preliminary Chart of Monterey Bay, California*****SOLD***** - Maker: U.S. Coast Survey
Black and white antique Nautical Chart of Monterey Bay, California, including Santa Cruz, with soundings, tidal information and sailing directions. Very good overall antique condition, backed, approx. 31 x 21 inches.*****SOLD*****
Price: Date: 1857
1857U.S. Coast Survey

Model # WES084
Preliminary Survey of Humboldt Bay California *****SOLD***** - Maker: U.S. Coast Survey
Black and white antique coastal chart of Humboldt Bay, with good coastal detail, bathometric data, and tidal information. Good condition, some toning, horizontal water stain in center, tear in center, 17 x 13.75 *****SOLD*****inches.
Price: Date: 1858
1858U.S. Coast Survey

Model # WES071
Preliminary Chart of Drake's Bay California*****SOLD***** - Maker: U.S. Coast Survey
Black and white antique Nautical Chart of Drake's Bay, California, including future Stinson Beach, Bolinas and Point Reyes, with soundings, tidal information and sailing directions. Very good overall antique condition, backed, 19.5 x 30 inches.*****SOLD*****
Price: Date: 1860
1860U.S. Coast Survey

Model # WES218
Northern Slopes of the Sierra Nevada ***SOLD*** - Maker: C. Shumann
Antique uncolored print by C. Shumann from F. W. Egloffstein. This is the view looking towards the west as it was captured on June 30th at 9 am, 1854. The text below the image corresponds to the image and indicates the land features in the area above the text. This was published in the Pacific Railroad Survey in 1861. The Pacific Railroad Survey was part of the US Railroad Exploration and Surveys, which was focused on encouraging private investors to invest in the railroads. Folded as issued. Very good condition with some small seam separations, overall toning with darker toning along the folds and edges. Image measures approx. 5.25 x 29.5 inches, sheet measures approx. 11.5 x 31 inches. **SOLD**
Price: Date: 1861
1861C. Shumann

Model # WES133A
Johnson's California, Territories of New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, and Utah. *****SOLD***** - Maker: Johnson
Antique hand colored map of California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona. Published at the height of the civil war. Includes mining districts, emigrant trails, the Santa Fe Trail, the Pony Express Route and several proposed railroads, American Indian tribes, geological features, and political divisions. Very good condition, original hand coloring, good detail of landforms, water bodies, and towns. Approx. 17.25 x 24.5 inches. **SOLD**
Price: Date: 1863
1863Johnson

Model # WES096
Bodega Bay California *****SOLD***** - Maker: U.S. Coast Survey
Black and white antique coastal chart of Bodega Bay, California. Bathometric data, coastal topography, information on tides and sailing directions. Very good condition, some toning along fold line, 16.75 x 13.25 inches. *****SOLD*****
Price: Date: 1864
1864U.S. Coast Survey

Model # TOW077
San Francisco and its Outer Harbor, Looking Toward the Golden Gate, The Seal Rocks and Cliff House Near San Francisco, California.*****SOLD***** - Maker: Harper's Weekly
Black and white antique illustrations of two San Francisco coastline scenes, from Harper's Weekly, October 26, 1867. Very good overall antique condition, full page 14.5 x 10 inches.*****SOLD*****
Price: Date: 1867
1867Harper's Weekly

Model # WES117
California, also Utah, Nevada, Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona *****SOLD***** - Maker: Johnson
California, also Utah, Nevada, Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona, shows proposed Pacific Railroad Line and proposed Atlantic and Pacific Railroad Line, several exploration routes, colorful map with decorative border, hand colored by county, Johnson's New Illustrated Family Atlas of the World. 16 1/2" x 23", Very good overall antique condition. **SOLD**
Price: Date: 1870
1870Johnson

Model # WES216
Map of Nevada & California *****SOLD***** - Maker: Warner & Higgins/Lloyd
Antique hand colored map of California and Nevada, published by Warner & Higgins, 1870, from H.H. Lloyd & Co.'s Atlas of the United States. Shows towns and cities, the Central Pacific Rail Road, the proposed route for the Southern Pacific Rail Road, the US Mail Route, many wagon roads, the Pony Express route, and more. With topographic information and decorative border. Good to very good condition with toning that is slightly darker at the paper edges and some minor marks of its age. Approx. 16.25 x 13.25 inches to the border edges. **SOLD**
Price: Date: 1870
1870Warner & Higgins/Lloyd
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Model # WES020
California with inset maps of the City of San Francisco and S.F. Bay and Vicinity - Maker: Mitchell
21" x 14" (h x w)*****SOLD*****
Price: Date: 1871
1871Mitchell

Model # OTH063
Big Trees---Mariposa Grove, Yosemite ***SOLD*** - Maker: Picturesque America
Black and white antique illustration of Mariposa Grove in Yosemite National Park, from Picturesque America, Very good overall antique condition, approx. 9.5 x 6.5 inches. **SOLD**
Price: Date: 1872
1872Picturesque America

Model # WES156
Mount Tamalpais and Red Porch *****SOLD***** - Maker: Picturesque America
Hand colored woodcut engraving of Mount Tamalpais and Red Porch in Marin County, California, from William Cullen Bryant's classic 1872 work, "Picturesque America." This piece measures 6.25 x 9 inches and is in Very Good antique condition. *****SOLD*****
Price: Date: 1872
1872Picturesque America

Model # WES219HC
Mirror Lake, Yosemite Valley ***SOLD*** - Maker: Picturesque America
Hand colored antique print showing a Mirror Lake (Yosemite Valley, California) scene. Recent hand coloring. The image is in very good condition with some very mild toning and foxing of the paper. From William Cullen Bryant's classic 1872 work, "Picturesque America." Image measures approximately 5.25" x 8". ***SOLD***
Price: Date: 1872
1872Picturesque America

Model # TOW170
San Francisco*****SOLD***** - Maker: Gray
Map of San Francisco, showing districts, streets and railroads, from Gray's Atlas. 12" x 15", Very good overall antique condition.*****SOLD*****
Price: Date: 1874
1874Gray

Model # WES167
Gray's Atlas California and Nevada, San Francisco, Oregon and Washington ***SOLD** - Maker: Gray
Antique hand colored map of California and Nevada with insets of the Vicinity of San Francisco and Yosemite Valley from "Gray's Atlas of the U.S. with General Maps of the World". Reverse side has two maps, one of Oregon and Washington, one of the City of San Francisco. Shows regions, towns, cities, land forms, rivers, bodies of water, and railroads. 15 1/2 x 25", Good to Very Good Antique condition, some light staining, overall darkening and toning. Some small tears at edges outside borders.
Price: Date: 1876
1876Gray

Model # NAU242
Lighthouses of the North Pacific ***SOLD*** - Maker: U.S. Light-House Service
Thirteenth Lighthouse District. Antique printed color chart of lighthouses along the coasts of Washington, Oregon, and Northern California, published in the Annual Report of the Light-House Board of the United States to the Secretary of the Treasury, 1883, showing all light houses, light ships, and the arcs of illumination for major lights, as well as a key to the kind and color of light, such as Fixed Red, Flashing White, etc. Very good overall antique condition, measures approx. 8 x 9.75 inches. **SOLD**
Price: Date: 1883
1883U.S. Light-House Service
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Model # WES030
Halide's Patent Cable Tramway System, Worked Without Horses or Locomotives*****SOLD***** - Maker: Graphic
San Francisco street view showing cable cars from Graphic; 8 1/2" x 12 1/2" (h x w), 13 1/4" x 17 1/4" (h x w) with mat*****SOLD*****
Price: Date: 1883
1883Graphic

Model # WES236
Gray's New Map of California; verso Nevada, Oregon and Washington ***SOLD*** - Maker: Gray
Antique hand colored map of California by Frank A. Gray, 1884. Includes three inset maps: City of San Francisco; The Yosemite Valley in Mariposa County; The Vicinity of San Francisco. Great detail and original color (yes, the bright pink was painted by hand onto this map in 1884). Verso maps: Nevada; Oregon and Washington. Good to very good condition with a repaired seam separation on both sides, some other signs of age including some small edge tears. Approx. 27 x 16 inches to the neatline with some of the map extending past the neatline. Priced as-is. **SOLD**
Price: Date: 1884
1884Gray

Model # WES276
Yosemite Valley ***SOLD*** - Maker: Bartholomew
Antique printed color topographical map of Yosemite Valley, California, by John Bartholomew, published in Chambers Encyclopaedia, 1888. Includes the names of valleys, hills, canyons, bodies of water, etc. as well as elevations. With fold, as issued. Very good overall antique condition with some mild toning of the paper. Measures approximately 8.5" x 11.25" to the neatline.
Price: Date: 1888
1888Bartholomew

Model # WES086
California*****SOLD***** - Maker: Cram
Antique map of California, printed color, counties delineated by color, and with detail of landforms, water bodies, railroads, towns and cities. Very good overall antique condition, 18.75 x 12.25 inches.*****SOLD*****
Price: Date: 1890
1890Cram

Model # WES184
Entrance to San Francisco Bay ***SOLD*** - Maker: US Geological Survey
Antique printed color chart of the Entrance to San Francisco Bay, by the US Geological Survey and published in Shaler's 1893 The Geological History of Harbors. Very good overall antique condition with light toning at edges of paper and tiny tear on right edge. Approx. 9.25 x 6 inches. **SOLD**
Price: Date: 1893
1893US Geological Survey

Model # WES040
San Jose - The Garden City of California *****SOLD***** - Maker: Harper's Weekly
Scenes in and about San Jose - drawn by Charles Graham, 8 1/2" x 14" (h x w), 14" x 18" with mat **SOLD**
Price: Date: 1895
1895Harper's Weekly

Model # WES232
California ***SOLD*** - Maker: Rand McNally
Antique printed color map of California, by Rand, McNally, &Co., 1901. Includes a reference list of railroads in California. Also features two inset maps showing a closer look at the northern area around San Francisco, and at the southern area around Los Angeles and San Diego. Very good condition with some toning of the antique paper, as well as some tearing at the outer edges. Measures approximately 26" x 19" to the neatline.
Price: Date: 1901
1901Rand McNally

Model # NAU251
Lighthouses of the North Pacific (larger size) *****SOLD***** - Maker: U.S. Light-House Service
Thirteenth Lighthouse District. Antique printed color chart of lighthouses along the coasts of Washington, Oregon, and Northern California, published in the Annual Report of the Light-House Board of the United States to the Secretary of the Treasury, 1903, showing all light houses, light ships, and the arcs of illumination for major lights, as well as a key to the kind and color of light, such as Fixed Red, Flashing White, etc. Inset maps of Yaquina Bay, Coos Bay, Grays Harbor, and the Columbia and Willamette Rivers. Very good overall antique condition with folds as issued, measures approx. 19 x 15.5 inches. **SOLD**
Price: Date: 1903
1903U.S. Light-House Service

Model # WES189
Distribution of Earth Movement on April 18, 1906 and in 1868 *****SOLD***** - Maker: The Norris Peters Co
Antique printed color map showing the movement of various points after the earthquakes of 1868 and 1906. The rest of the title is: "As revealed by the displacement of the triangulation stations of the Coast and Geodetic Survey, as determined by re-survey of 1906-07. The map shows four parts of California- Point Arena and Vicinity, Fort Ross and Vicinity, Tomales Bay, and Colma and Vicinity aka San Francisco area. The surveyors used triangulation with points on the opposite side of the fault lines to discover the movement of the earth. On light weight paper. Very good antique condition with folds as issued and minor paper loss at edges. Approx. 18 x 15.5 inches **SOLD**
Price: Date: 1907
1907The Norris Peters Co

Model # OTH110
Geologic Atlas of the United States, San Francisco Folio*****SOLD***** - Maker: U.S. Geological Survey
Antique geologic atlas by the Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey, with a series of geological maps of the San Francisco region: Tamalpais, San Francisco, Concord, San Mateo, and Haywards Quadrangles. Includes maps on topography, areal geology, structure sections, columnar section and illustrations. Extensive descriptive and informational text. Printed color, overall very good condition, approx. 21.75 x 18.5 inches.*****SOLD*****
Price: Date: 1914
1914U.S. Geological Survey

Model # NAU191
California Shipwrecks *****SOLD***** - Maker: U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
Strandings and Wrecks of Vessels on the Coast of California, 1900 to 1917. Antique hand colored map of the California coast, featuring names of all known shipwrecks with dates, and a note, In each case here shown, lack of surveys, lack of accurate charts and lack of information regarding currents were contributing factors. Included in the Annual Report of the Director, U. S. Coast and Geodetic Survey, to the Secretary of Commerce, 1918. Very good overall antique condition, measures approx. 9.5 x 7 inches. **SOLD**
Price: Date: 1918
1918U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey

Model # WES182
Carta Dell'America - West Coast Map *****SOLD***** - Maker: Rossi
Carta Della Parte Costa Nord-Oest Dell'America…Dal Capt. Georgio Vancouver, from Geografia Unvers Barbiallini, Northwest Coast, from Alaska to San Diego, cleaned and restored, 10 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches, Very good overall antique condition. **SOLD**
Price: Date: c. 1820
c. 1820 Rossi

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