A Map of the Missions, Presidios, Pueblos, and Some of the More Interesting Ranchos of Spanish California


Tourism map of California encouraging automobile tourists to visit historical sites across the state.

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The breadth of California’s Spanish history is celebrated on this large folding map, issued by the Automobile Club of Southern California to promote motor tourism across the state. Colorful routes reflecting the paths of various early explorers are identified along with the locations of missions, presidios, pueblos and ranchos established under the authority of the crown of Spain. Inset maps show details around the urban centers of San Francisco and Los Angeles, while accompanying text describes the nearly 300 locations numbered within the image.

Cartography by Lowell Butler, artwork by Ken Sawyer, and published in 1956 in Vol. 48, No. 12 of Westways by the Automobile Club of Southern California.

Map Details

Publication Date: 1956

Author: Lowell Butler

Sheet Width (in): 32.00

Sheet Height (in): 46.00

Condition: A-

Condition Description: Large map originally issued folded in 16 segments, with light wear and creasing along fold lines. Slight edge wear and discoloration on the verso which does not affect the image. Very good overall.


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