William Johnson Goodacre was a commercial artist who emigrated to California from England in 1924. Settling in Santa Barbara, he produced a range of important maps and book illustrations that often embodied a more or less explicit lesson to be learned. This included a map of Santa Barbara and a map on the flags of California. His most famous poster map is probably the “Romance of the Missions” poster from the mid 1930s. Goodacre’s original maps are generally scarce on the market.