California State 1893 Barnard rare large pictorial map agricultural vignettesBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Geographical Map of the State of California Compiled from Actual Surveys - 1893.
(North America, United States, Western US, California, Decorative Maps, Agriculture, Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco).
Issued 1893, San Francisco by H.S. Crocker [S.F.]. Photo-engraved by Barnard of S.F.
Rare late 19th century decorative map printed on thin bond paper.
Decorative vignettes relating to agriculture at top right greatly enhance visual appeal. These include fruit orchards, wine harvesting, rose and cherry trees and other scenery promoting California as a growing region. Remarkably detailed map.
Numerous splits along fold lines, a few small neat archival tape repairs on verso, map would benefit from being backed onto linen or rice paper if desired, but map nice looking example with pleasing age patina and offered as acquired.
Original/ old various fold lines as issued.
Sheet Measures c. 33" H x 26 3/4" W.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, vol.1..
We note an example of this map currently offered online from a knowledgeable major map dealer at $1200, noting no example surfaces at public sale in the past 50 years.