A Santa Clara Valley Rarity
Rare bird's-eye view centering on the Santa Clara Valley, showing Silicon Valley nearly 100 years prior to its ascendency as the technology capital of the world, which illustrates the Grand Army Edition of the Daily Mercury. San Jose, California. Special Edition, June 1886.
The entire work is richly illustrated, with a section on Stanford University. The contents are in good condition, with some minor internal problems.
The view is rendered from San Francisco, with south shown at the top. The view extends from southern Marin County in the north all the way to Paso Robles Hot Springs in the south. The landscape, towns and railroads are shown.
At lower left is a Civil War camp scene drawn by C H Harmun, who lived in San Jose in the 1880's. No examples can be located in OCLC/WorldCat.