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Description

Very early survey of part of Santa Monica, California (Section 31, Township 1, South Range 13), showing 187.77 acres of land purchased by Lorenzo D. Gavitt from F.C. Howes, Trustee, on October 4, 1878 in the City of Los Angeles.

The price paid by Gavitt for the land was $172.21, or $1.25 cents per acre, according to the accompanying transcript.

This is almost certainly the same Lorenzo Gavitt who was a pioneer settler in Los Angeles and later died in a fire in his home, circa 1890.

This map is offered as a pair (only) with http://www.raremaps.com/gallery/detail/28994, which shows the subsequent subdivision of the land on this map.

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Pen & Ink