Old California County Maps
Browse our large selection of historical California county maps are of particular interest to genealogists and historians. Because, they are often “landowner” maps, covered with the names of individuals who owned land. Some antique maps were even created by “subscription” — landowners, farmers, and merchants paid to have their properties and names appear on the maps!
Many of our old California county maps were drawn in the period 1860-1880. These elaborate county maps are best known for their impressively intricate illustrations of local scenes and represent each county's coming of age, when it became possible to produce such extravagant documentation. Trace the history of your land, your family, or the place where you now live with a beautiful vintage California map reproduction that illustrates these historical drawings.