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Map Of The City Of Los Angeles. Ord, E.O.C. ; Hancock, Henry ; Hansen, George ; Bancroft & Thayer, 1857

Map Of The City Of Los Angeles. / Ord, E.O.C. ; Hancock, Henry ; Hansen, George ; Bancroft & Thayer / 1857
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Full Title: Map Of The City Of Los Angeles Showing the Confirmed Limits Surveyed in August 1857 by Henry Hancock U.S. Dep. Sury. Plan de la Ciudad De Los Angeles. Surveyed by E.O.C. Ord, Lt. U.S.A. and Wm. R. Hutton, Assistant, August 29, 1849. Donation Lots Surveyed by H. Hancock in August and April 1853, Geo. Hanson, Asst. Published By Bancroft & Thayer, Real Estate Brokers 21 Spring St. And W.H.J. Brooks Searcher Of Records Los Angeles, Cal. A.L. Bancroft & Co. Lith.

Author: Ord, E.O.C. ; Hancock, Henry ; Hansen, George ; Bancroft & Thayer

Date: 1857

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Author: Ord, E.O.C. ; Hancock, Henry ; Hansen, George ; Bancroft & Thayer

Date: 1857

Short Title: Map Of The City Of Los Angeles.

Publisher: Los Angeles: Bancroft & Thayer and W.H.J. Brooks.

Type: Separate Map

Object Height cm: 72

Object Width cm: 71

Scale 1: 337,899

Note: This is a composite wall map incorporating the famous 1849 Ord Survey (Robinson's first Los Angeles map) and the Hancock and Hansen survey maps of 1853 and 1859. This is the first appearance of the manuscript Ord Survey as a printed map and is therefore of considerable importance. Bancroft and Thayer were real estate brokers active in the 1870's; Robinson dates the map as circa 1875 (the map is undated) based on their activities and the fact that the map "was a popular wall decoration for real estates offices in the 1870's and '80's." The Ord Survey is in the middle of the map with the Hancock and Hansen surveys surrounding it. The Ord Survey shows the original pueblo buildings, the farms around them, a small group of lots, water courses and hills. In contrast, the later Hancock and Hansen Surveys divide the lands outside the original town center into much larger rectangular lots of equal size, imposing a grid pattern on the earlier meandering lots that is both visually striking and a portent of the phenomenal growth of settlement to come. Separately, we acquired the covers for the pocket map version (without the pocket map) in which someone wrote in a contemporary hand "This cover contained the copy of the 1st map of the City of Los Angeles made in 1849 by Lt. Ord and is now framed and hanging in my office. I paid $5.00 for it." Covers are dark brown cloth 16x11 with "Published By Bancroft & Thayer, Real Estate Brokers, 21 Spring Street, And W.H.J. Brooks, Searcher of Records, Los Angeles, Cal." stamped in gilt.

Reference: Robinson, Maps of Los Angeles 33 (illustrated) and P. 18; Vogdes p. 219.

State / Province: California

City: Los Angeles (Calif.)

Full Title: Map Of The City Of Los Angeles Showing the Confirmed Limits Surveyed in August 1857 by Henry Hancock U.S. Dep. Sury. Plan de la Ciudad De Los Angeles. Surveyed by E.O.C. Ord, Lt. U.S.A. and Wm. R. Hutton, Assistant, August 29, 1849. Donation Lots Surveyed by H. Hancock in August and April 1853, Geo. Hanson, Asst. Published By Bancroft & Thayer, Real Estate Brokers 21 Spring St. And W.H.J. Brooks Searcher Of Records Los Angeles, Cal. A.L. Bancroft & Co. Lith.

List No: 5183.000

Series No: 1

Engraver or Printer: A.L. Bancroft & Co.

Published In: Map Of The City Of Los Angeles Showing the Confirmed Limits Surveyed in August 1857 by Henry Hancock U.S. Dep. Sury. Plan de la Ciudad De Los Angeles. Surveyed by E.O.C. Ord, Lt. U.S.A. and Wm. R. Hutton, Assistant, August 29, 1849. Donation Lots Surveyed by H. Hancock in August and April 1853, Geo. Hanson, Asst. Published By Bancroft & Thayer, Real Estate Brokers 21 Spring St. And W.H.J. Brooks Searcher Of Records Los Angeles, Cal. A.L. Bancroft & Co. Lith.

Publication Author: Ord, E.O.C. ; Hancock, Henry ; Hansen, George ; Bancroft & Thayer

Publication Date: 1857

Publication Reference: Robinson, Maps of Los Angeles 33 (illustrated) and P. 18; Vogdes p. 219.

Publication Note: See note field above.

Publication List No: 5183.000

Publication Type: Separate Map

Publication Maps: 1

Publication Height cm: 72

Publication Width cm: 71

Image No: 5183000

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