San Francisco: State Mining Bureau.
Map. Uncolored lithograph. Image measures 16.5" x 24".
This hard to find late 19th c map of the Los Angeles city oil fields was issued by the State Mining Bureau. The map covers most of the modern West Lake neighborhood and vicinity and depicts the region in two sections and shows the oil fields throughout the city. The first extending from Vermont Avenue and Sixth Street to Lake Shore Boulevard and Brent Street, while the second section continues from Lake Shore Boulevard and First Street Buena Vista Street and Cottage Home Street. Throughout, streets and blocks are labeled and numbered. The map also identifies wells, tanks, pumping plants, and traps.
The map was drawn by Chas A. Blackman and issued by the State Mining Bureau in San Francisco with Lewis E. Aubury as the state mineralogist. The trustees included Wm. C. Ralston, Thos. B. Bishop, Frank G. Drum, F. H. Harvey, and Frank Monaghan.
Although the map is not dated, Wm. C. Ralston is listed as the President of the State Mining Bureau. Ralston died in 1875, which puts the date on this map around that period. The map is in good condition with minor edge wear, not affecting printed image. Minimal spotting.