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Land Case Maps

The land case maps collection is among the most heavily used and important historical collections in The Bancroft Library. The collection comprises maps found in private land claim cases in the U.S. Northern and Southern District Courts (ca. 1850-ca. 1890). The maps were used by California-Mexican land owners to establish legal claim to property and as such represent an important historical record of land ownership in California. The maps generally include some descriptive information and show boundaries, reference points, buildings, and natural features of the landscape.

Funding to digitize this unique collection was provided by the UC Berkeley Library and The Bancroft Library. The project took two years to complete and includes 1862 digital images of the some 1400 maps which, in their original form, range in size from letter size to over 30 X 40". With the collection now available online, wear and tear on these important maps can be reduced while access to researchers can be significantly increased.

View this digital collection:
http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/hb8489p15p/


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