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Warren Heckrotte gold rush maps

The Warren Heckrotte Map Collection contains a number of maps of the Gold Rush including those listed below.

Blanchards new map of the Territories being a complete guide to the newly discovered goldfields, 1865. By Rufus Blanchard.

  • Shows gold mines in Idaho and Montana.

A correct map of the Bay of San Francisco and the gold region from an actual survey, 1849. By James Jackson Jarves.

Gold and quicksilver district of California, 1848.  Published by the California Herald.

  • Clipped from the front page of the paper retaining most of the newspaper's name and the date.  The back of the page is filled with text about California and the discovery of gold, but it is not complete.

Map of a survey of the Mokelumne hill canal...1853. By George Goddard.

  • There are several manuscript notations on the map as well as in the margins.  This map is one of the few large scale printed maps at this time of a part of the mining region.  The canal was built in 1852-1853.

Map of central California showing the different railroad lines completed and projected, 1860. Published by W. W. Welch.

  • This map includes six views: Auburn, the railroad train engine "Enterprise, Folsom, Nevada (City), Sacramento, and Grass Valley.  Below the map are tables of statistical data including railroads, population, voting records, distances, and agricultural production.  The only completed railroad on the map is from Sacramento to Folsom.  The Sacramento, Placer and Nevada Railroad runs from Folsom to Nevada City.  

Map of Georgetown Divide, El Dorado County showing all portions of the Placerville and Forest Hill divide with the ditches, mines and other properties...1873.  By Amos Bowman.

Map of the gold region of California, 1850. By Robert H. Ellis.

Map of the gold region of California, 1851. Published by B.F. Butler.

  • This map is a portion of Butler's "Map of the State of California.  This is the earliest recorded state map of California.

Map of the gold region of California, 1851. Published by B.F. Butler. 

  • This is a later state of map shown above.  The changes that were made lie in Tuolumne and Mariposa Counties.

Map of the gold regions in California from the latest surveys, 1851.  Published by Cooke & LeCount.

  • This map was removed from the Senate Executive Document 47, 31st Congress, 1st Session, 1850.

Map of the Klamath gold region, 1850. Drawn by H. Ehrenburg.

  • The map extends from Humboldt Bay north to Smith's River a little north of 42 degrees latitude and from the coast inland including Shasta and Trinity Rivers.  The text describes the area of the map and tells where the gold has been found.  In other parts of the paper there are reports on other gold regions of the state.  

Map of the [mi]ning district of [C]alifornia, 1850. By William A. Jackson. 

  • The first issue of this map.

Map of the mining district of California, 1850. By William A. Jackson 

  • This is the second issue of the map on lighter weight paper and some additions.  It includes a booklet.

Map of the mining district of California, 1851. By William A. Jackson.

Map of the mining region of California, 1855.  Drawn and compiled by George H. Baker.

  • The map includes table of distances from Sacramento and a table of town populations.

Map of the Sacramento Valley Railroad...1854. Drawn by T.D. Judah.

  • The Sacramento Vallery Railroad became the first operating railroad in California.  

Map of the United States of America, the British Provinces, Mexico, the West Indies and Central America...1849.  Published by J.H. Colton.

  • On this map, the "Gold Region" lies just north of the American River.  New Helvetia is the only settlement in the Central Valley and gold region.  Sonoma is spelled Zenoma.  The Sacramento River and San Joaquin River have been moved east about 15-20 miles.

A new map of the gold region in California, 1851. By Charles Drayton Gibbes.

  • The map includes text that provides a list of authorities used to construct the map and a description of California.

The Sacramento Valley from the American River to Butte Creek, 1849.  Drawn by Lieutenant Derby.