Marvelous decorative map of Southern California, extending from Los Alamos y Agua Caliente and La Liebre in the Mojave Desert to Los Alamitos, Los Coyotes and Los Nogales Ranchos.
One of the few maps to depict the Spanish and Mexican Ranchos. El Camino Real and the Missions are prominently depicted, along with an attractive compass rose, sailing ship, flying fish, etc.
Illustrated by Gerald A Eddy in 1937.
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.