Britton & Rey’s Reduced Map of the State of California…With Additions Showing the Railroad System of California

Britton & Rey 1871 railroad map of California.

Cartographer(s): Britton & Rey , George E. Goddard
Date: 1871
Place: San Francisco
Technique: Lithograph
Coloring: Uncolored
Dimensions: 40.5 x 33 cm (16 x 13 in)
Condition Rating: VG

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SKU: NL-00134 Category:

Description

Britton & Rey’s map California from a pamphlet on the Pacific Railroad and its terminus in Oakland.

Style and simplicity, with detailed railroad and topographic information.

Cartographer(s)

Britton & Rey

Joseph Britton (1825 – July 18, 1901) was a lithographer, the co-founder of prominent San Francisco lithography studio Britton and Rey, and a civic leader in San Francisco, serving as a member of the Board of Supervisors and helping to draft a new city charter.

In 1852 he became active in lithography and publishing, first under the name Pollard and Britton, and then Britton and Rey, a printing company founded with his friend and eventual brother-in-law Jacques Joseph Rey. Britton and Rey became known as the premier lithographic and engraving studio of the Gold Rush era, producing letter sheets, maps, and artistic prints.

George E. Goddard

Condition Description

Some browning and tears along right edge; very good.

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