“COUNTY MAP OF CALIFORNIA” Philadelphia: S. Augustus Mitchell Jr., dated 1860 in the lower margin - from the 1862 issue of Mitchell’s New General Atlas. Engraved map in excellent condition with bright original hand-coloring.(Image: 13 ¼ x 10 ½’’)
This detailed historical map depicts California with its counties in contrasting colors. Topographical features are shown (and described) with major towns, cities, water routes, mountain passes and “wagon roads” identified. Several of the counties noted on this map (notably San Bernadino and Tulare) would becom smaller in a few years as the population grew.
The insets depict “San Francisco Bay and Vicinity” and a “Map of the Settlements in the Great Salt Lake Country, Utah” A fascinating view of the area as it existed during the Civil War Era.