1895 Southern Pacific Railway Company - Climatic Map of California
Southern Pacific Railway climate zone map of California with exceptional railroad detail
Climatic Map of California Published by the Southern Pacific Railway Company. 1888. Compiled by E. Mc.D. Johnstone, S.P.
H.S. Crocker & Co.
San Francisco, 1895
70 x 23 cm (27.5 x 9 in)
Original hand color
Marvelous, separately-issued promotional map of California by the Southern Pacific Railroad Company.
The map was first issued in 1887, with modest changes thereafter, generally to add new lines and stations. Relief is shown by hachures, with different temperature zones of the state by color.
Also used as a promotional broadside for the Southern Pacific Railroad, it includes a temperature key and a list of the tallest mountains in California. While the map is titled "Climatic Map. . . ," the railway detail in the map is truly superb, with every minor train stop throughout the state identified, including a number "towns" which no longer exist.
Minor damage at top left corner and chips in the margins.