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Guide to the Collection of Orange County and California Maps
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Series 1. Maps of California ranchos and rancho-era communities, circa 1824-circa 1980

Physical Description: 1.2 linear ft.

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains rancho and rancho-era maps of Southern California, many of them photoduplicates with some originals dating back as early as circa 1824. Most of the materials document Southern California but the series also includes one Northern California map of Pulgas Ranch (San Mateo county). The bulk of this series is reproductions and originals are indicated at the file level.

Arrangement

The maps are arranged by category, and alphabetically within each category.
Box 1 : 1, XOS 1

Maps with multiple ranchos

Box XOS 1

Map of Orange County, California, 1889.

Scope and Content Note

Original map depicting ranchos San Juan Cajon de Santa Ana, Las Bolsas and San Joaquin, Trabuco, Niguel, Boca de la Playa, Mission Viejo, Canada de los Alisos and Lomas de Santiago. Scale is listed as 60 chains per inch.
Box XOS 1

Orange County adobes, trails, ranchos, springs and other points of historic interest, 1937.

Physical Description: Original map.
Box XOS 1

Reproductions of rancho maps, 1860-circa 1960.

Physical Description: 5 maps.

Scope and Content Note

Reproductions were made circa 1950-circa 1965.
Box 1 : 1

Title Insurance and Trust Company maps, circa 1950-circa 1965.

Physical Description: 8 maps. Original maps.
Box 1 : 2-7, XOS 2

Individual rancho and rancho-era maps

Box 1 : 2

Los Angeles County, 1858-1887.

Physical Description: 10 maps.

Scope and Content Note

Reproductions of plats were made circa 1960-circa 1980. Includes maps of the following ranchos and communities: San Jose de Buenos Ayres, La Cienegas, La Brea, Cahuenga Tract, San Antonio or Rodeo de Las Aquas, San Vicente y Santa Monica, Los Felis, and Cuati.
Box 1 : 3-7, XOS 2

Orange County

Box 1 : 7

Diseño de los parages llamad[o]s S[ta]. Gertrudas, coyotes, bolsas, alamitos y sierritos, 1834.

Physical Description: Original map.
Box 1 : 3

Plat of Los Nietos township, 1862.

Scope and Content Note

Reproduction, circa 1950
Box 1 : 3

Rancho Los Nietos, Bor[r]ador del Diseño de los Ranchos de Nietos circa 1834-circa 1875.

Physical Description: Original map.
Box 1 : 4

Rancho San Joaquin, circa 1858.

Physical Description: 4 maps.

Scope and Content Note

Reproductions were made circa 1960-circa 1980.
Box XOS 2

Rancho Santiago de Santa Ana, 1868-1883.

Physical Description: 9 maps.

Scope and Content Note

Reproductions were made circa 1960-circa 1980.
Box 1 : 5

Other Orange County rancho maps, 1834-1875.

Physical Description: 20 maps.

Scope and Content Note

Reproductions were made circa 1960-circa 1980. Includes Las Bolsas, San Juan Cajon de Santa Ana, Los Nietos, Niguel, and Boca de la Playa.
Box 1 : 6

San Mateo County, Map of Stedman & White's tract. Pulgas Ranch, circa 1824-circa 1835.

Physical Description: Original map.
 

Series 2. Maps of Orange County, county and cities, 1887-1986

Physical Description: 1.1 linear ft.

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series comprises county and city maps of Orange County. Materials also include development, freeway, and road maps. The bulk of this series is original maps and reproductions are indicated at the file level.

Arrangement

Maps are arranged alphabetically within each category.
Box XOS 15-16

County maps, 1892-1986

Box XOS 15

County maps, 1912-1986.

Physical Description: 11 maps.
Box XOS 16

Maps of landmarks, bikeways, road systems, ranchos, population distribution, election, soil survey, school district, paved roads, voting precinct, and a malaria survey, 1892-1974.

Physical Description: 32 maps.
Box XOS 16

California State Board of Health map of Orange County antimalaria survey, 1922.

Physical Description: 3 maps.
Box XOS 16

Map of Orange County, showing original ranchos, 1935

Box XOS 16

Projects included in Orange County water bond issue, 1937

Box XOS 16

Proposed good road system, Orange County, California, 1912

Box XOS 16

Voting precinct map, 1931

 

Cities and surroundings

Box XOS 3

Commercial maps of the cities of Anaheim, Brea, Buena Park, Corona Del Mar, Costa Mesa, Cypress, Dana Point, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Irvine, La Habra, Laguna Beach, Los Alamitos, Newport Beach, Orange, Seal Beach, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, and Westminster, circa 1956-circa 1977.

Physical Description: 20 maps.
Box 1 : 16-17, XOS 4

Development and real estate maps

Box XOS 4

Alamitos Bay Tract, 1967

Box 1 : 17

Berry Rancho, 1963

Box 1 : 17

Bird's eye view of McPherson, Los Angeles Co. California, circa 1900

Box 1 : 17

City of Costa Mesa, 1975

Box XOS 4

City of Orange, 1960-1963.

Physical Description: 2 maps.
Box XOS 4

City of San Juan Capistrano, circa 1970.

Physical Description: 2 maps.
Box XOS 4

Dana Point Tract map, 1928

Box 1 : 17

Gray Tract, Lotspeich and Company Tract, circa 1890

Box XOS 4

Huntington Beach Company land map, 1920

Box 1 : 17

Kal-South Development, 1972

Box XOS 4

Laguna Beach, circa 1970

Box XOS 4

Map of Fairview Tract, 1963.

Physical Description: Reproduction. 2 maps.
Box 1 : 17

Map of proposed incorporated area of Costa Mesa, circa 1953

Box XOS 4

Map of Rice[']s addition to Tustin, 1887.

Physical Description: 3 maps.
Box 1 : 16

Map of San Juan by the Sea, 1887

Box XOS 4

Map of the town of Earlham, circa 1890.

Physical Description: 3 maps.
Box XOS 4

Map of the town of McPherson and lands adjacent thereto, 1888.

Physical Description: 2 maps.
Box XOS 4

Orange Coast College aerial photograph, 1964

Box 1 : 17

Plat of Excelsior Place, Orange, Los Angeles County, California, 1887

Box XOS 4

Record of survey of lots 11 and 12 of Berry Rancho, 1953

Box XOS 4

Record of survey of a portion of Banning Tract, 1948.

Physical Description: 2 maps.
Box XOS 4

San Clemente, circa 1970.

Physical Description: 2 maps.
Box 1 : 17

San Juan Capistrano about 1875, 1961.

Physical Description: 4 maps.
Box XOS 4

Santa Ana Army Air Base map, 1943

Box 1 : 17

Subdivision map of Anapauma, 1972

Box 1 : 17

Supplementary map to Rice's addition to Tustin, 1888

Box 1 : 17

Town of El Modena, circa 1880

Box XOS 4

Tract map Dana Point, circa 1930

Box XOS 21

Metropolitan Map Series, Anaheim, Santa Ana, Garden Grove, 1970.

Physical Description: 15 maps.
Box XOS 5

Navigational maps. Newport Bay, 1930-1967.

Physical Description: 2 maps.
Box XOS 21

Road maps by the State of California Transportation Agency, Department of Public Works, of Dana Point, South Laguna, San Juan Capistrano, Mission Viejo, El Toro, El Toro Station, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Hills, Capistrano Beach, circa 1970.

Physical Description: 8 maps.
Box XOS 5

Topographic maps

Box XOS 5

Topography in vicinity of Newport Bay, 1911.

Scope and Content Note

Reproduction was made circa 1960.
Box XOS 5

Orange quadrangle map, circa 1950-1960.

Scope and Content Note

Reproduction.
 

Series 3. Maps of other California counties, cities, and geographical features, 1880-1991

Physical Description: 1.2 linear ft.

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series consists of maps of Southern California counties and cities with emphasis on the cities and counties of Los Angeles and San Diego. The bulk of this series is original maps, reproductions are indicated at the file level.

Arrangement

The series is arranged alphabetically by city, with materials in each grouping arranged chronologically whenever possible
Box 1 : 8-10, XOS 19

Los Angeles and Long Beach

Box 1 : 8-10, XOS 19

County and city maps

Box 1 : 9

Carriage drive and railroad map of Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties, 1884

Box XOS 19

The county of Los Angeles and parts of San Bernardino and San Diego counties, 1885

Box 1: 8

Map of the city of Long Beach, circa 1900.

Physical Description: 2 maps.

Scope and Content Note

Bird's eye view of Long Beach on verso.
Box 1 : 9

Map of the County of Los Angeles, 1880.

Physical Description: 2 maps.
Box XOS 19

Map of the County of Los Angeles, 1877.

Scope and Content Note

Reproduction were made circa 1920.
Box XOS 19

Map of the County of Los Angeles and parts of San Bernardino and San Diego Counties, California, 1885.

Box XOS 19

Map showing location of Redondo Land Company, circa 1887

Box 1 : 10

East Los Angeles, 1888.

Scope and Content Note

Reproduction was made circa 1950-circa 1960.
Box XOS 19

Los Angeles as it appeared in 1871, 1929.

Box XOS 19

Los Angeles city map No. 1, 1849.

Scope and Content Note

Reproduction was made circa 1920
Box XOS 19

Los Angeles Examiner's map of San Pedro harbor and vicinity, 1904

Box XOS 19

The Los Angeles Times suburban sections, 1962.

Physical Description: 2 maps
Box 1 : 10

The Maclay San Fernando Ranch, 1886

Box XOS 19

Map of Richfield farms, 1887

Box 1 : 10

Map of the Town of Saint James, 1887

Box XOS 19

Map showing operated lines of Pacific Electric Railway, 1911

Box XOS 19

Motor stage map of Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Orange and Riverside counties, circa 1920

Box XOS 19

Map of Los Angeles and Orange counties, 1914

Box XOS 19

Thematic maps, 1951-1991.

Physical Description: 5 maps.

Scope and Content Note

Includes original and reproduction freeway, sports and recreation maps.
Box XOS 20 and XOS 22

San Diego

Box XOS 22

County and city maps

Box XOS 22

City of San Diego, 1914

Box XOS 22

Map of Coronada Beach, San Diego, California, 1886

Box XOS 22

Map of San Diego City, California, 1895

Box XOS 22

Wadleigh's map of the city of San Diego, 1888

Box XOS 20

Miscellaneous aeronautical charts and topographic and county maps, San Diego, 1937-1991.

Physical Description: 7 maps.
 

Series 4. United States Geological Survey topographic maps of California, 1901-1973

Physical Description: 1.4 linear ft.

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series comprises USGS topographic maps from the 1: 24,000 through the 1: 500,000 series. The series are incomplete focusing only on Southern California locations. All the maps in this series are original.

Arrangement

Maps are arranged by scale then alphabetically by quadrant name. Researchers should note that quadrant names are not established to reflect cities depicted.
Box XOS 7- 9

1 : 24,000

Box XOS 7

Alberhill, 1954

Box XOS 7

Anaheim, 1949-1965.

Physical Description: 3 maps.
Box XOS 7

Black Star Canyon, 1949-1973.

Physical Description: 7 maps.
Box XOS 7

Cañada Gobernadora, 1948-1968.

Physical Description: 6 maps.
Box XOS 7

Corona South, 1954-1967.

Physical Description: 2 maps.
Box XOS 7

Dana Point, 1948-1968.

Physical Description: 3 maps.
Box XOS 7

El Toro, 1949-1968.

Physical Description: 3 maps.
Box XOS 7

Laguna Beach, 1948-1965.

Physical Description: 3 maps.
Box XOS 7

La Habra, 1950-1964.

Physical Description: 3 maps.
Box XOS 8

Los Alamitos, 1949-1964.

Physical Description: 2 maps.
Box XOS 8

Newport Beach, 1949-1965.

Physical Description: 2 maps.
Box XOS 8

Orange, 1949-1964.

Physical Description: 3 maps.
Box XOS 8

Prado Dam, 1949-1967.

Physical Description: 2 maps.
Box XOS 8

San Clemente, 1948-1968.

Physical Description: 4 maps.
Box XOS 8

San Juan Capistrano, 1948-1968.

Physical Description: 3 maps.
Box XOS 9

Santiago Peak, 1954

Box XOS 9

Seal Beach, 1949-1965.

Physical Description: 3 maps.
Box XOS 9

Tustin, 1948-1972.

Physical Description: 3 maps.
Box XOS 9

Yorba Linda, 1949-1964.

Physical Description: 3 maps.
Box XOS 9

1 : 31,680

Box XOS 9

Garden Grove, 1927

Box XOS 9

Newport Beach, 1927

Box XOS 9

Orange, 1927-1935.

Physical Description: 2 maps.
Box XOS 9

1 : 50,000, Santiago Peak, circa 1950

Box 1 : 11 and XOS 21

1 : 62,500

Box 1 : 11

Anaheim, 1901-1906.

Physical Description: 7 maps.
Box 1 : 11

Capistrano, 1941

Box 1 : 11

Las Bolsas, 1934

Box XOS 21

Salton Sea and Vicinity, 1928

Box 1 : 11

Santa Ana, 1907-1932.

Physical Description: 8 maps.
Box 1 : 12

1 : 125,00

Box 1 : 12

Capistrano 1921-1941.

Physical Description: 2 maps
Box 1 : 12

Corona, 1911

Box 1 : 12

1: 250,000, Southern California Sheet No. 3, 1919

Box 1 : 12

1 : 500,000, Salton Sink, 1908.

Physical Description: 5 maps.
 

Series 5. California coastal and island maps, 1852-1959

Physical Description: 0.7 linear ft.

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series consists of various maps depicting the California coast and its adjacent islands. The series also includes United States Coast and Geodetic Survey Maps. The bulk of this series is original maps and reproductions are indicated at the file level.

Arrangement

The series is arranged topically, with materials in each topical grouping arranged chronologically whenever possible
Box XOS 10

Coastal maps

Box XOS 10

City of San Francisco and its vicinity, 1853

Box XOS 10

Marine disasters, strandings and wrecks of vessels on the coasts of California-Oregon and Washington, 1952.

Scope and Content Note

Reproduction of 1939 original.
Box 1 : 13

Monterey Harbor, circa 1852

Box XOS 10

San Francisco Peninsula, 1869

Box 1 : 13

Santa Cruz and Ano Nuevo, 1854

Box XOS 10

Western Coast of the United States, 1853.

Physical Description: 2 maps.

Scope and Content Note

Original and a reproduction made circa 1950.
Box 1 : 13, XOS 10 and XOS 18

Island maps

Box 1 : 13, XOS 10

Catalina Island

Box 1 : 13

Catalina Harbor, 1852.

Physical Description: 2 maps.
Box XOS 10

Map of Santa Catalina Island, undated

Box XOS 10

Santa Catalina Island and San Pedro Channel, 1866

Box 1 : 13

San Clemente Island, undated

Box XOS 10

Santa Rosa Island, 1938

Box XOS 18

United States Coast and Geodetic Survey Maps, circa 1928-1959.

Physical Description: 15 maps.

Scope and Content Note

Includes Anacapa, San Clemente, San Miguel, Santa Barbara, Santa Catalina islands along with Cuyler Harbor, Point Dume, San Diego and Santa Cruz Channel.
 

Series 6. Thematic California maps, 1855-1964

Physical Description: 2.3 linear ft.

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series consists of California maps and include geologic, historic, and contemporary California state maps. The bulk of this series is original maps, reproductions are indicated on the file level.

Arrangement

The series is arranged topically, with materials in each topical grouping arranged chronologically whenever possible.
Box XOS 6

Geological map of the State of California, 1916

 

General state maps

Box 1 : 14

Maps produced before 1800

Box 1 : 14

California as an island, 1666.

Scope and Content Note

Reproduction was made circa 1950-circa 1960.
Box 1 : 14

Carte de la Californie, 1757.

Scope and Content Note

Reproduction was made circa 1950-circa 1960. Published by Levée par la Société des Jesuites, 1757.
Box 1 : 14

Cette carte de Californie et du Nouveau Mexique, 1705.

Scope and Content Note

Reproduction was made circa 1950-circa 1960.
Box 1 : 14

Map of California, 1757.

Scope and Content Note

Reproduction was made circa 1950-circa 1960. Published in Noticia de la California, 1757.
Box 1 : 14

Le Nouveau Mexique et la Floride, 1656.

Scope and Content Note

Reproduction was made circa 1950-circa 1960.
Box 1 : 14

Passage par terre a La Californie, 1701.

Scope and Content Note

Reproduction was made circa 1950-circa 1960.
Box 1 : 15 and XOS

Maps produced 1800-1900

Box 1 : 15

Atlas of the world, California, 1895

Box XOS 11

Britton and Rey's map of the state of California, 1875

Box 1 : 15

Central California, circa 1890

Box XOS 11

Colton's California and Nevada, 1877

Box XOS 13

County map of California, circa 1860

Box 1 : 15

County map of the state of California, circa 1875-1886.

Physical Description: 2 maps.
Box XOS 14

Geographical map of the state of California, 1893

Box XOS 14

Map, a part of Southern California, 1886.

Scope and Content Note

Reproduction was made circa 1930.
Box 1 : 15

Map of California and Southwestern Pacific coast territories, circa 1880

Box XOS 11

Map of California, prepared for the State Board of Trade, 1892

Box XOS 13

Map of portions of Los Angeles, San Bernardino and San Diego counties, Southern California, circa 1890

Box XOS 14

Map of Public Surveys in California, 1855

Box XOS 13

Map of Public Surveys in California and Nevada, 1866

Box XOS 14

Map of the state of California compiled expressly for the resources of California, circa 1884

Box XOS 14

Map of the state of California, gold region, 1851, circa 1934.

Physical Description: 2 maps.
Box XOS 14

A new map of Texas or and California, 1846.

Physical Description: 2 maps.

Scope and Content Note

Reproduction was made circa 1940.
Box XOS 14

Rand Mcnally and Co.'s California, 1881

Box 1 : 15

Rand McNally and Co.'s map of California, 1886

Box 1 : 15

R. L. Polk and Co.'s map of California, 1888

Box XOS 13

Santa Ana Daily Herald's map of California, circa 1885

Box XOS 11

Topographic map of the mineral districts of California, 1853, Reproduction was made circa 1940.

Box XOS 14

Weekly call map of California and Nevada, 1882

Box XOS 12, XOS 17

Maps produced after 1900

Box XOS 12

California, 1906

Box XOS 12

California, circa 1906

Box XOS 12

California, southern half, 1901

Box XOS 12

Geomorphic map of California and Nevada with portions of Oregon and Idaho, circa 1906

Box XOS 12

Map of California, showing the state as it was known a century ago, 1948

Box XOS 12

Map of exploration in the Spanish Southwest, 1528-1793, circa 1960

Box XOS 12

Map of the marked historical sites of California, 1952

Box XOS 12

Premier map series of California, 1906

Box XOS 12

Southwestern United States, 1940

Box XOS 12

State of California, 1913

Box XOS 17 and XOS 23

Transportation maps

Box XOS 17

Automobile road map of the State of California, circa 1950

Box XOS 23

California transportation maps, 1938-1942.

Physical Description: 42 maps.
Box XOS 17

Chicago and Alton railroad map of Western United States, circa 1887

Box XOS 17

The Federal Highway System, Progress Map, 1929.

Physical Description: 3 maps.

Scope and Content Note

Covers northern, southeastern, and southwestern California.
Box XOS 17

Geographical, topographical and railroad map of California, 1912

Box XOS 11

Map of exploration in the Spanish Southwest, 1528-1793, circa 1960

Box XOS 17

Pacific Electric Railway System in Southern California, 1912

Box XOS 17

Post route map of the states of California and Nevada, 1936

Box XOS 17

Southern Pacific R. R. and connections, 1883

Box XOS 17

Traveler's official railway guide map of the United States and Canada, circa 1880

Box XOS 17

U. S. Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Public Roads, California transportation maps, 1938-1942.

Scope and Content Note

42 maps.
Box XOS 17

World Aeronautical Chart, 1940-1964.

Physical Description: 3 maps.

Scope and Content Note

Includes Mojave Desert (2) and San Diego.