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The Earliest of the Pictorial Maps of the Spanish & Mexican Ranchos Published for Title Insurance and Trust Company of Los Angeles

Rare early Spanish & Mexican Ranchos map, prepared for the Title Insurance and Trust Company of Los Angeles.

This 1929 map is very rare, pre-dating the Gerald Eddy map first issued in the late 1930s and a rare 1930 map by Young & McCallister.  The later editions by Eddy would become an iconic early image of Southern California, issued from about 1937 into the 1950s.

The present map provides a simple effective set of bright color swaths, locating the major Ranchos in Los Angeles County, along with the El Camino Real and depictions of Mission San Fernando and San Gabriel.

Rarity

The map is very rare.  This is the first example we have ever seen.

Condition Description
Some loss along folds, as illustrated.