Decorative pictorial map of Santa Cruz County, published in Watsonville.
Depicts places of interest, rivers, mountains, forests, parks and various recreational areas.
The choice of the wording "A Cartograph . . . limned by John Courtney Sandefur" suggests the work was likely influenced by Jo Mora's work.
The artist, John Courtney Sandefur, was born in Alexandria, Indiana and lived in Pacific Grove, California.
The image is very rare. We note only the example in the Rumsey Map Collection.
Sandefur was born in Alexandria, Illinois. He studied a the Herron Art School, in Indianapolis; AIC, with A.E. Philbrick.
Developed a popular series of greeting cards of the Monterey Peninsula.