One of the great vintage pictorial maps of Southern California, first published in 1946, with this edition published in 1954.
The coverage of the map extends from Malibu Beach, Topanga Canyon, and Mission San Fernando to Ensenada centered on San Juan Capistrano in the west. Death Valley, Las Vegas, Needles, Parker Dam, and the Salton Sea appear on the horizon.
This quintessential Southern California pictorial map focuses a lot on the history of the region; it depicts the routes of Anza and the Butterfield Stage. The vignettes at the side show Cabrillo, Portola, Sera, etc.
This edition is the first to add the vignettes at the top and bottom of Cabrillo and the stagecoach.
A lively and highly artistic view of Southern California!
The map was reissued a number of times, often with significant changes, between 1946 and 1965, with editions dated 1946, 1950, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1957, 1958, 1950, 1961, 1963 and 1965 known to exist.