The Napa Valley
Uncommon map showing California’s wine country in the mid-1970s.
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This interesting map provides a wonderful visual overview of California’s Napa Valley. The region’s first vintners arrived in the late 1830s, and by the end of the 19th century there were over 140 different wineries in operation. Despite the prevalence, it would take nearly another full century before Napa Valley acquired the world-renowned reputation that it enjoys today.
The image shows a simple map of the valley between Napa and Calistoga, nestled amid rolling hills and Mount Saint Helena. Forty-different wineries are labeled within and illustrated along the border. The scenes are presented with a sepia tone and generally highlight older structures on each property – possibly a deliberate effort to highlight the longevity of the region’s wine production? Many firms, such as Stag’s Leap, Chateau Montelena, and Mayacamas Vineyards are still in operation.
The map was designed, published, and printed in Napa Valley in 1975 by Vintage Image.
Source: Napa Valley History.
Publication Date: 1975
Author: Vintage Image
Sheet Width (in): 25.1
Sheet Height (in): 30
Condition Description: Moderate wear visible in the margins, including toning, pinholes in each corner, and one small tear on the right side that has been repaired on the verso with archival tape. Good to very good overall.
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