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Scarce map of California designed to attract visitors to the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition, to be held in San Francisco and San Diego. The map shows the Golden State in detail with a focus on railroads. Counties are delimited and names and relief is shown. Ferry and steamship lines are marked, the majority originating from San Francisco.

An inset map of the US focuses on the Santa Fe railroad, naming various cities around the countries. A profile of this railroad is shown, with a deep inset for the Grand Canyon marked.

Numerous images adorn the sides of the map, ranging from the fruit trees of Redlands, CA, to the Petrified Forest in Arizona. The verso of the map lists the various ways to get to California and the attractions of the western states are detailed. Additional images are shown, including the proposed appearance of the Horticultural Building to be built for the San Francisco Exposition and a view of Balboa Park in San Diego showing substantially more water than currently exists.


OCLC lists two examples of this map, including one of the present 1914 edition found at the Yale Beinecke Library and a 1920 edition found at the UC Berkeley Library.

Condition Description
Folding map.