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One of the earliest commercial maps to focus on Southern California.

Interesting large format map of Southern California and part of Nevada, hand colored by counties, from Asher & Adams Atlas of the United States.

The map was conceived as a railroad map, so the primary details involve railroad lines and stations. Many early counties not yet present, including Orange, Riverside and Imperial. While ostensibly a railroad map, the only railroads are in Santa Clara, Monterrey and Los Aglees Counties. Even San Diego lacks rail service. Excellent detail.

Asher Biography

Asher & Adams was a New York publishing firm known for their atlases. Notably, their maps were some of the first to prominently exhibit railroad lines, even if this meant a slight reduction in topographical detail. They specialized especially in state and county maps of the United States.

Adams Biography

Asher & Adams was a New York publishing firm known for their atlases. Notably, their maps were some of the first to prominently exhibit railroad lines, even if this meant a slight reduction in topographical detail. They specialized especially in state and county maps of the United States.