This is a Small Selection of our Huge Inventory of Antique California Prints and Maps.
002ca: 1924 Large Map of Southern California. From Monterey to Mexico border. Commercial lithographic map by Rand McNally. Lists and shows old railroads and shipping lines. Great detail on this large scale map. Principal cities listed in margin. 28x21 in. $80
1888 Antique hand colored lithograph of Mt. Tam showing the bay and mountain with low cloud covering and sailboats. A buoy rocks in the rough surf as seagulls flock overhead.
15-1/2 x 12 in. $60
1855 Color lithograph showing, "Los Angeles," being its first printed view. Featured in the U.S.P.R.B. Expedition & Surveys - Cal.
11-1/2 x 8 in. $250
1888 Hand colored half-tone showing an early bird's-eye view of Los Angeles.
16 x 12 in. $100
005ca: 1871 Portrait of Bret Harte. This engraved portrait of author Bret Harte is from the Jan. 14, 1871 issue of "Every Saturday," a popular 19th century periodical. It is in excellent condition, and would look great in a frame! A genuine antique print produced in 1871, NOT a reproduction! 11" x 16" $30
007ca: 1888 San Francisco Public Buildings. Hand colored lithograph, six views on one page. 11-1/2x15-1/2 in. $60
008ca: 1880 Bradford map of California. Impressive hand colored map of all of California. Inset of Lower California in upper right hand corner.Decrorative margin, in good condition. Each county is colored seperately and railroads are clearly shown size: 18.5x25 in. $150
010ca: 1871 San Francisco Chinatown. Two views, Celebration of New Year and Chinese Joss-House. 11x16 in. $50
012ca: 1877 "Correr El Gallo"- Sunday Sports in Southern California. This hand colored engraving shows cowboys engaging in games on the prairie. This genuine antique print is from the March, 1877 edition of Harper's Weekly. size: 11x16 in. $80
013ca: 1888 San Diego California. Black and white lithographic view of Point of Rocks. 16x12 in. $30
017ca: 2 1920's Movie Lobby Cards. Tinted by Paramount. Two scenes of very early silent films. Both 14x11 in. $60
018ca: 1891 PRINT - CALIFORNIA FRUIT ORCHARDS. "Fruit Gathering in California." Two great hand colored engravings on one page. Shows farmers at harvest time in an orange orchard, and sun-drying peaches and apricots. From original London Illustrated, 1891. 16" x 11" $50
019ca: 1924 Northern California Map. Large scale, great detail. Railroads and shipping lines shown. Large inset of Bay Area. 28x22 in. $80
022ca: 1873 Seal Rocks San Francisco. Hand colored engraving from Picturesque America. 12-1/2x9-1/2 in. $40
023ca: 1882 Colusa County California Interior. Cowboys shooting wild geese. Hand colored engraving, Leslie's Newspaper front page.
11x16 in. $80
1873 Hand colored steel engraving titled, "Mount Shasta" in Northern California from Picturesque America. Entered According to Act of Congress by D. Appleton & Co.in the Office of the Librarian of Congress, Washington. Published in New York.
12-1/2 x 9 in. $50
026ca: 1876 Stockton California. Hand colored lithograph. Farm scene at harvest time in the great interior valley. 14x11 in. $60
029ca: 1873 California. "Native Californians Lassoing a Bear." Hand colored steel engraving by FOC Darley. 12-1/2x9 in. $50
032ca: c.1880 California & Oregon Civil War Map. Published in color for Civil War Atlas by U.S. Government after the War. Scarce antique topographical map, shows forts, rivers, great detail. 29x18 in. $120
033ca: 1885 Print: Grasshoppers Invade California. This professionally hand watercolored engraving is from the July 4, 1885 issue of Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper. The print is titled "California--The Grasshopper Invasion--Descent of a Cloud of Insects on a Grain Farm in El Dorado County." At the top of the print there is an inset view showing grasshoppers stopping a train by covering the tracks. 11" x 16" A genuine antique print produced in 1885, NOT a reproduction! $50
036ca: 1907 Railroad Map of Northern California. Original color engraved antique map by Rand McNally. Lists and shows routes of over three dozen railroads of that era. Large inset of the San Francisco Bay Area. Excellent detail. 27x20 in. $80
101ca: 1901 Map: Northern California and Nevada. Beautiful map from the 1901 first edition of George Cram's folio-size world atlas. Color coded lines on the map show the names and locations of railroads throughout the region. State and county borders are outlined in yellow. Cities, towns, Indian reservations and geographical features are all shown. This map would look great in a frame! 18x27 in. $100
102ca: 1901 Map: Southern California and Nevada. Beautiful map from the 1901 first edition of George Cram's folio-size world atlas. Color coded lines on the map show the names and locations of railroads throughout the region. State and county borders are outlined in yellow. Cities, towns and geographical features are all shown. This map would look great in a frame! 18x27 in. $100
104ca: 1873 View of Yosemite Falls. Hand colored, engraved view of the falls as seen from Yosemite Valley. Published in Picturesque America, an 1873 book about American scenery. 9x13 in. $40
105ca: 1877 California Sierra Nevada Scene. Large, hand colored engraving from Harper's Weekly, titled "A perilous Trip: Shooting a Flume in the Sierra Nevada." Two men are shown riding down the steep, water-filled flume, past rocks and trees. 16x22 in. $250
107ca: 1873 Scene in Oakland California. Hand colored engraving from Picturesque America, titled "The Oaks of Oakland." Shows a street scene in the city, with pedestrians and horse-drawn carriages passing by huge live oak trees. 9x12 in. $50
108ca: 1876 Sonoma County California Views. This color lithograph from a California state atlas shows two views of Sonoma County:land and sawmill owned by the Meeker Bros.Company and the Residence of William Howard, Howard Summit.The left hand border of print has been archivally repaired. Image not affected. 17x14.5 in. $120
109ca: Large panorama of Hotel Green in Pasadena. Beautiful colored lithograph c1910 shows the two main buildings connected by a covered "bridge" walkway. Tear in right side has been archivally repaired and is not visually distracting. 48x14 in. $450
204ca: 1873 Thomas Moran Lake Tahoe California View. Beautifully hand colored woodcut engraving, drawn by Thomas Moran and published in Picturesque America 1873. Title is "Lake Tahoe." Shows a view from the lake shore, with a small steamboat in the distance. 9x12 in. $50
205ca: 1873 Thomas Moran Donner Lake California View. Beautifully hand colored woodcut engraving, drawn by Thomas Moran and published in Picturesque America 1873. Title is "Donner Lake, Nevada." Donner lake is now in California, near the Nevada border. Nice panoramic view of the lake, as seen from the mountains nearby. 9x12 in. $50
207ca: 1873 Print: Giant Redwoods of California. This hand colored, wood-engraved print is from the Feb. 1, 1873 issue of Harper's Weekly. The print is titled "The Sentinels--Gigantic Trees of California." It shows a horse and buggy driving between two gigantic redwood trees.. The trees are in what is now called the Calaveras Big Trees State Park, in the central Sierra Nevada mountains. This print is in excellent condition. Size is 11x16 in. $80
214ca: Double page spread from Harper's Weekly dated October 30, 1886. Beautiful hand colored engraving showing seven panels titled, Felling the Red-Wood Trees of California. Drawn by Charles Graham. size: 16x22 in. $220
215ca: Beautiful 1872 map of Southern California and Nevada. Published by Asher & Adams in the New Statistical and Topographical Atlas of the United States. Original hand coloring. 17.5x24.5 in. $200
216ca: Very Rare Birds-Eye view of Riverside, California. Beautiful colored lithographs from c1875. Vignettes around center picture show, the Court House, Chaffey College, Irrigating Ditch, and Irrigating an Orange Grove. 13.5x10 in. $80
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218ca: 1851 Mare Island Straits map. This hand colored engraving shows San Pablo Bay, Mare Island, the Mare Island straits with soundings, the Straits of Karquines(sic) and the Site of Vallejo - the seat of government of California". The title of the map is: "Sketch J No.2, U.S. Coast Survey, A.D. Bache, Superintendent, Mare Island Straits California, 1851". 8.5x13.5 in. $60
221ca: Hand colored wood engraving from The Northwest Magazine dated July, 1889. The caption at the bottom is, " General view of Klamath City, California". Image is a distant view showing a horse-shoe bend in the river with a bridge, railroad tracks, streets and buildings. 13.5x20 in. $150
222ca: Thomas Brother's map of East Bay cities. This 1920's map includes the towns of Berkeley, El Cerrito, San Leandro, Oakland, Piedmont and Alameda. Ads for local East Bay busineses are along the top and bottom of the map. On the reverse is a street index for the map and a map of the whole Bay Area. The map was distributed by Palace Van & Storage in Oakland. 28x34 in. $50
224ca: 1854 Pulgas Base map. This hand colored engraving shows the "Pulgas Base" line in the San Jose area. The title of the map is: Sketch J No.5, U.S. Coast Survey, A.D. Bache, Superintendent, Pulgas Base, California, 1854. Inset of the position of Pulgas Base in the Vicinity of San Francisco Bay. 10x13 in. $50
023thea: A wonderful 1947 twelve page program from the Earl Carrol Theater Restaurant in Hollywood, CA. The stage show was titled "The Most Beautiful Girls In The World". This program is from his 10th year featuring reviews of the shows, their radio broadcasts, celebrities and actual show scenes. 12x9 in. $25
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225ca: This is a RARE chromolithograph done by Britton & Rey for the San Francisco Newsletter's Christmas edition 1883. Image is of the Hotel Del Monte in Monterey. The title of this double spread page is,"Hotel Del Monte, Monterey,Cal. The Leading Seaside Resort of the Pacific Coast". It is a distant view showing the entire hotel building and all of the surrounding gardens. 21x16 in. $450
227ca: 1888 East Bay Views from Picturesque California. This hand colored lithograph shows 4 different scenes from the East Bay. The label at the bottom reads: "Dam at Lake Chabot - Piedmont Springs Hotel - Adam's Point, Lake Merritt, Looking East - Entrance to Univeristy grounds over bridge. It is in excellent condition. 19x14 in. $50
228ca: Beautiful hand colored engraving of California. Map published by J.H. Colton & Co. in 1855. Inset in upper right corner of the City of San Francisco. 14x16.5 in. $300
229ca: The Vintage in California - At Work at the Wine-Presses. Beautiful hand colored wood engraving from the October 5, 1878 issue of Harper's Weekly. This is a popular collectors print that is now becoming scarce because of its appeal. Center crease has been archivally repaired. 16x22 in. $500
1124ca: 1887 Map of California. Cram Map of California (1887). Color: Printed in Color. Type: Wood Engraving. Size: 13x21 in. $80
231ca: Beautiful hand colored engraving of California. Map published by J.H. Colton & Co. in 1855. Inset in upper right corner of the City of San Francisco. Decorative border surrounds the map. 15x18 in. $350
232ca: Chinese Americans in San Francisco. Two hand colored views from Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper dated August 24, 1878. Images showing California - An Evening in the Chinese Quarter of San Francisco. Top image is titled "The all-night supper spread in the dressing room of the royal Chinese Theatre" Bottom image is titled "Interior of the Royal China Theatre during a performance." Short article between the two images describes the goings on in around the Chinese Theatre. 11x16 in. $60
233ca: Chinese Americans in San Francisco. Three hand colored views from Frank Leslies Illustrated Newspaper dated August 17, 1878. Images showing California - Arrival at San Francisco of the First Resident Embassy of the Chinese Empire Accredited to the United States, July 25th. Top image is titled "Chinese Merchants of San Francisco paying thier respects to the embassy in the grand parlor of the Palace Hotel." Lower left image is titled "Arrival of the Embassy, escorted by resident merchants at the reception saloon of the hotel." Lower right image is titled "Members of the embassy promendading in the lobby of the hotel after dining." 22x16 in. $100
236ca: Chinese Americans in San Francisco. Hand colored view from Frank Leslies Illustrated Newspaper dated March 6, 1875. Image titled "A Street Scene in the Chinese Quarter of San Francisco, California, During the Celebration of the Chinese New Year" 22x16 in. $120
237ca: Rare antique print showing five images of the Sierra Nevada Mountain range. Hand colored views from Harper's Weekly dated February 22, 1890. Image titled "The Sierra Nevada Snow Blockade". Clockwise captions read "Collapsed snow sheds at Emigrant Gap", "The Outfit Train at Blue Canyon", "Deep Cut Near Summit", "General View of Blue Canyon" and "Ploughing Out Main Track Near Summit". 22x16 in. $250
238ca: Beautiful hand colored views of images in Southern California - In and About San Diego, "The City of Perpetual Summer". From Frank Leslies Illustrated Newspaper dated March 23, 1880. Five images title "Pierce - Morse Block", "Consolidated National Bank", "View of San Diego Bay & Harbor", "The First National Bank" and "California National Bank". 11x16 in. $80
241ca: 1852 Catalina Harbor And the Anchorage on the N.E. Side of the Island. U.S. Coast Survey of Catalina Harbor And the Anchorage on the N.E. Side of the Island, By the Hydrographic Party under the command of Lieut. James Alden, U.S.N. Assistant. 12x18in. $200
242ca: 1916 The Mount Tamalpais Outdoor Play article written in text, featuring two half-tone photographs with commentary about "Shakuntala," as hundreds of onlookers enjoy the sunshine as they watch the actors perform. 10x14in. $30
244ca: 1901 article published in Scientific American on July 27, 1901. Featuring two views of fog studies on Mt. Tamalpais. 11x16in. $30
245ca: 1872 Coast Scene, Marin County. Hand colored wood engraving titled, "Coast Scene, Marin County." 9x12.5in. $40
248ca: San Jose residence of J.S. Carter, Esq. AND Residence of Thos. Fallon, Esq. Hand-colored lithograph featuring two different pictures. (Condition: Patched tear on right side of lower picture; barely noticeable). 13x17in. $150
250ca: Residence of Mr. & Mrs. C.H. Maddox AND Residence of Mrs. S.L. Knox. Hand colored lithograph featuring two different pictures. (Condition: Small water stain in bottom right near corner; small tea near top right). 13x17in. $150
251ca: Residence of B.F. Watkins and Orchard Farm in top picture AND Somerville Lodge" Farm & Residence of L.H. Bascom in bottom picture. Both are hand colored lithographs. 13x17in. $150
252ca: 1889 San Rafael and the Golden Gate - Drawn by Charles Graham. Six hand colored wood engravings depicting views of San Rafael and surrounding views of the Golden Gate. Published in Harper's Weekly on January 26, 1889. Volume XXXIII., No. 1675. 11x16in. $120
255ca: 1856 Lynch Law in California - Surrender of Prisoners At the County Gaol, San Francisco. Hand colored wood engraving published in The Illustrated London News on July 12, 1856. Featured on the bottom of page with text and other engravings on top. 11x16in. $30
256ca: 1849 RARE hand colored lithograph showing Gold Mining in California titled, "Sketch of General Riley's Route Through the Mining Districts, July and August, 1849."
23 x 19 in. $750
1847 VERY RARE Hand colored Emory Expedition lithographed map showing, "Fort Leavenworth to Santa Fe." Map shows the Military Reconnaissance of the Arkansas, Rio Del Norte and Rio Gila, by W.H. Emory, Lieut. Top. Engineer under the command of Brig. Gen. Stephen W. Kearny. Drawn by Joseph Welch. Lithograph by C.B. Graham, Washington, D.C. Map includes Table of Geographical Positions. Map is in great condition.
60 x 32 in. $800
1853 RARE Hand colored General Map of Explorations and Surveys in California, made under the direction of Hon. Jefferson Davis, Secretary of War. This map is for the Explorations and Surveys for a Railroad Route from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean for the War Department. Map is in good condition.
74 x 27 in. $800
1853 Hand colored engraved Preliminary Sketch of Santa Barbara, California for the U.S. Coast Survey, A.D. Bache, Superintendent. Bottom vignette shows the View of the Town and Mission of Santa Barbara.
18-1/2 x 16 in. $300
C.1850 Hand colored wood engraving featured in Gleason's Pictorial Drawing Room Companion. Title of bottom image is, "Mission of San Carlos, California."
15-1/2 x 11 in. $45
C.1900 Color photograveur titled, "Tia Juana -- American Side." Image is of a small neighborhood in San Diego, CA during the 1900s.
10-1/2 x 7 in. $80
C.1900 Color photograveur titled, "Tia Juana -- Mexican Side." Image shows a view of a Mexican village near San Diego, CA.
10 x 7 in. $80
1859 Hand colored wood engravings featured in The Illustrated News Of the World which shows The Great Trees of Calaveras, in California depicted as the Miner's Cabin, the Pioneer's Cabin, the Horseback Ride, the Big Tree, and the Three Sisters.
15-1/2 x 11 in. $50
1864 Bodega Bay, California U.S. Coast Survey, 1st Printing engraving, mounted on linen, showing the details of Bodega Head, Bodega Rock, Estero de San Antonio, Tides, Soundings, and Sailing Directions. Excellent condition.
17-1/2 x 13 in. $225
C.1890 Colored Map of the Northern Half of California with large inset on top right corner of the San Francisco Bay and inland counties. The counties in the Northern half of California are indicated on the far right side of map.
22 x 14-1/2 in. $40
C.1860s Rare Currier & Ives hand colored lithograph titled, "Yo-Semite Falls, California." Medium folio in fine condition.
15-1/2 x 12 in. $900
1880 Original Thompson & West lithograph from the History of Sacramento County, California, published in Oakland, Cal. This image is part of the "Big Four" of Central Pacific Railroad fame and shows Huntington Hopkins & Co. Hardware Store, originally owned by Mark Hopkins and Collis P. Huntington. The store survives today as part of Old Sacramento. Lithograph is matted and in fine condition.
17 x 14 in. $250
C.1856 Rare hand colored wood engraving titled, "California Emigrants - The Last Day On the Plains." Featured in Ballou's Pictorial Drawing-Room Companion.
21 x 14-1/2 in. $400
1856 Hand colored wood engraving featured in Ballou's Pictorial Drawing-Room Companion which is titled, "California Gold-Diggers -- A Scene From Actual Life At the Mines." 21-1/2 x 15 in. $400
1888 Hand-tinted etching showing, "Trinity Peaks -- California," By Julian Rix. Fine condition.
14 x 10-1/4 in. $80
1888 Mills College, Oakland -- Students playing Croquet shown in this hand colored half-tone engraving. Very large border surrounds image.
18-1/2 x 14 in. $80
1855 Geological Map of California, explored by Lieut. R.S. Williamson to accompany William Blake's Report. Bottom left of map shows nine types of rocks that are color-keyed. Originally folded and in fine condition.
25 x 19 in. $175
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