1860 Vincent - Map of the State of California compiled from the most recent surveys...[with SF view]
1860 map of California with a large bird's-eye-view of Gold Rush-era San Francisco
Map Of The State Of California. Compiled from the most recent surveys and explorations Containing all the latest discoveries and newest towns.
49.5 x 37 cm (19.5 x 14.5 in)
Original delicate wash color
One of the most attractive maps of California of the Gold Rush period, with an inset map and a beautiful view titled "Panorama Of San Francisco and Contra Costa." It shows California horizontally with east at the top.
The well-detailed view, which looks eastward to the bay from an elevated point, reveals from the fine churches and estimable commercial and municipal buildings how quickly the city developed in the years after the Gold Rush.
Several mining camps and towns are named in the gold region. The inset at lower right show the environs of San Francisco and includes the San Jose and the Benicia to Marysville rail lines.
The map is oddly signed by a single name--Vincent; we haven't been able to determine who this is or even if it is first or surname. Very scarce--only five copies listed in OCLC/WorldCat.
Worn - a few minor splits and fold reinforcements, and some light stains.
Streeter 2857; Wheat (25 Calif Maps) #23.