7 results, ordered by Publication Date
Eugene Duflot de Mofras / Jacobs and Hacq, engravers, Carte de la Cote de L'Amérique sur l’Océan Pacifique Septentrional le Territoire de l'Orégon, les Californies, la Mer Vermeille, Partie des Territoires de la Compagnie de la Baie d'Hudson, et de l'Amérique Russe. Dressée par Mr. Duflot de Mofras, Attache à la Legation de France à Mexico; Pour servir à l'intelligence de son Voyage d'exploration. Publiè par Ordre du Roi, sous les Auspices de Mr. Le Marechal Duc de Dalmatie, Mr. Le Ministre des Affaires Étrangères. Paris, 1844.

Fantastic map of the American West by Duflot de Mofras, with period annotations

A landmark map compiled by French diplomat and spy Eugène Duflot de Mofras during the contest for control of the American West, complete with exciting period annotations by French prospectors. In the early 1840s the American West Coast was very much up for grabs: Mexico had already lost Texas, and its administration of California was shambolic; […]

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[William Taylor et al], CALIFORNIA Pledge. We the undersigned do pledge ourselves by Divine assistance to abstain from the use and sale of all intoxicating liquors as a beverage while, while in California. [San Francisco, 1851-1854.]

An extraordinary artifact of the California Gold Rush and the Temperance movement

An extraordinary San Francisco Gold Rush-era “temperance pledge” in the form of an eight-foot scroll bearing the signatures of pioneering Methodist missionary William Taylor and 199 other residents. The scroll begins with the declaration, “We the undersigned do pledge ourselves by Divine assistance to abstain from the use and sale of all intoxicating liquors as […]

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Leander Ransom, A NEW MAP OF THE States OF CALIFORNIA AND NEVADA Exhibiting the RIVERS, LAKES BAYS and ISLANDS, with the principal TOWNS, ROADS, RAILRAODS and TRANSIT ROUTES to the SILVER MINING DISTRICTS of NEVADA TERRITORY. Also MERIDIAN, STANDARD, RANGE and TOWNSHIP LINES as established; to which is added the County Boundaries and UNITED STATES LAND DISTRICTS. CAREFULLY COMPILED FROM United States and other Reliable Surveys by LEANDER RANSOM. San Francisco: Warren Holt, 1870.

1870 map of California and Nevada by pioneering surveyor Leander Ransom

Scarce and significant 1870 pocket map of California and Nevada, compiled by Leander Ransom and published in San Francisco by Warren Holt. Described by Wheat as “a Nevada map of first importance” and Streeter as “a first rate map of California as it was in 1863 and… especially good for the mining districts in Nevada […]

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E. McD.  Johnstone / Dickman-Jones Co. Lith., THE UNIQUE MAP OF CALIFORNIA. San Francisco: Southern Pacific Company and the State Board of Trade of California, [ca. 1888.]

The Unique Map of California

A very scarce map of California, combining attractive color, imagery, thematic and persuasive elements to yield a decorative and promotional tour de force.   This remarkable promotional map depicts each California county, along with its acreage, primary agricultural products and extractive industries.  Superimposed on the map are no fewer than 20 pictorial vignettes emphasize both the […]

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Anonymous, UNIVERSITY OF CALIF., BERKELY DEFENSE CONTRACTS. [Berkeley, Feb. 1971].

Vietnam-era broadside protesting UC-Berkeley’s complicity in the U.S. war machine

An appalling and very rare piece of anti-war propaganda calling attention to the University of California-Berkeley’s involvement in defense research during the Vietnam War. The broadside features a persuasive map of the Berkeley campus, overprinted in color to indicate programs with contracts with the Department of Defense (blue) and the Atomic Energy Commission (red).  A […]

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Adz Gayzette. VOL. NO. 1 ISSUE NO. 16. San Francisco: Dick Jay and Keith Wayde, Jan. 21, 1971.

The San Francisco Adz Gayzette for January 21, 1971

Adz Gayzette, which ran under variant titles from 1970-1972, was a free newspaper targeting the San Francisco gay community. In addition to occasional news reporting, it provided a weekly calendar of events, classifieds and personals, an advice column and more. Despite the Stonewall Riots of 1969 and the newly-emergent Gay Pride movement, one source describes […]

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[Archive of film location maps for distribution to cast and crew of dozens of films and TV shows.] Los Angeles area, 1983-1987.

Massive archive of Los Angeles-area film location maps

An enormous collection of 281 Los Angeles-area film location maps from the mid-1980s, distributed to cast and crew just in advance of their shoots. Ephemeral in the extreme, designed to be used for a few days at most and then discarded.  The archive represents a great swathe of mid-‘80s mainstream American film and TV culture, […]

$3,500
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