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.