Map of the mining district of California


Map of the mining district of California

Item Information

Title:
Map of the mining district of California
Description:
America Transformed: Immediately prior to the discovery of gold in 1848, central California was home to Native communities; Mexican missions, ranchos, and pueblos; the small presidio—fortified military settlement—of San Francisco; and a few white American residents. Published two years later, this map testifies to the frantic pace of settlement during the California Gold Rush. By 1855, over 300,000 immigrants from the eastern United States, Europe, Latin America, Australia, and China established mining camps, towns, and roads. San Francisco grew rapidly. By the 1870s, California’s Native population plummeted from an estimated 150,000 to 30,000. Thousands were forcibly removed from their homelands, enslaved, or killed. Early legislation in California made it lucrative to enslave Native peoples, or to be paid for exterminating them.
Creator:
Jackson, Wm. A. (William A.)
Creator:
Mudge, Theodore A.
Creator:
Lambert & Lane
Name on Item:
by Wm. A. Jackson.
Date:
1850
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
Mining districts--California--Maps
Gold mines and mining--California--Delta Region--Maps
Mines and mineral resources--California--Delta Region--Maps
Delta Region (Calif.)--Maps
California, Northern--Maps
Places:
California
Publisher:
New York : Theodore A. Mudge
Notes:
Exhibited: "America transformed. Part 1: the United States expands westward," organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library, 2019.
Relief shown by hachures.
Shows drainage, towns, ranches, mines, Indian villages, etc.
Extent:
1 map ; 43 x 42 cm.
Scale:
Scale [ca. 1:592,500]
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_011415
Call #:
G4362.D45 1850 .J33
Barcode:
39999065685842
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