[Los Angeles: 1913]. Folding map, approximately 20.25 x 28 inches. Light wear and a couple of minor separations along folds. Light tanning. Very good. Item #1284
An attractive and scarce cartographic promotional for lands under development by the California Land and Water Company in the Victor Valley, northeast of Los Angeles. The platted map depicts the lands along the Mojave River between Victorville and Barstow, and the areas to the east and west above the San Gabriel Mountains. Above the map is a panorama of the Mojave, with a bridge and dam site in the foreground. The verso prints facts about prosperous fruit growing in the region; newspaper testimonials regarding the valley's fertility and recent growth; photographic images of local agriculture (including one large image of a Victorville Chamber of Commerce with some state fair prize-winning apples); and even an inspiration economic quotation from "John Stuart Mills." Good evidence of the substantial growth in agriculture in this area during the early-20th century; OCLC locates only one copy, at Yale.