Fine topographical birdseye view / map of Death Valley and Vicinity, based upon original artwork by Gerald A. Eddy.
The map extends from Mount Whitney and Walker's Pass in the West to Las Vegas and Boulder Dam in the East, providing a remarkably detailed overview of the Valley, with an excellent inset view of Furnace Creek.
Many early placenames are shown, including Ubehebe Crater, Scotty's Castle, Midway Well, Stovepipe Wells, Triangle Spring, the Sand Dunes, Harmony Borax Works, Furnace Creek Ranch, Golden Canyon, Artists Drive, Devil's Golf Course Salt Pools, Badwater, Hanupah Canyon, Shorty's Well, Bennett Well, Gravel Well, Ashford Mine, Ashford Mill, Confidence Mill, etc.
Gerald A. Eddy did several maps of the Lake Tahoe area, Death Valley and other illustrations, although he is perhaps best known as the illustrator of several interesting historical maps of the Los Angeles area, including The old Spanish and Mexican ranchos of Los Angeles County.
Gerald Allen Eddy moved from Michigan to Southern California in 1902.
From the 1920s, he worked in the Los Angeles area as an artist and commercial cartographer.
Eddy produced a number of pictorial and other maps of the western part of the United States. His earliest work was "Pushing Hun out of Franc eand Belgium" (1918). He produced several other war related maps during WWII, but is best known for his tourist and pictorial maps of California, Nevada and Arizona, including his "The Heart of Arizona" in 1926 and Boulder Dam map of 1931 and his iconic series of maps of Lake Tahoe.