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Guide to the Richard Egan Manuscript Maps of Orange County
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Box 1 OS : 1

Mission San Juan Capistrano, undated.

Physical Description: 42 x 42 cm.

Note

Plat map depicting town plaza and perimeter, including mission church and courtyard, adobe walls, some roads, orchards, vineyards, and cemetery. Scale is listed as 3 chains to 1 inch.
Box 1 OS : 1

Rancho San Joaquin, undated.

Physical Description: 43 x 60 cm.

Scope and Content Note

Extends from the Balboa Peninsula (labeled "Sand Spit") to Laguna Beach (labeled "Long Beach") along the western edge of the map. Extends from a geographic feature labeled "Red Hill" and the Santa Ana River along the northern edge of the map. The map's southern edge is marked by public lands and Rancho Cañada de Los Alisos. Some topographical features. Scale is listed as 1 mile to 1 inch.
Box 1 OS : 1

Survey of lands bordering Rancho Niguel, 1878-1879.

Physical Description: 47 x 52 cm.

Scope and Content Note

Signed "R. Egan, December 11th 1878 (date of contract) ... Feb. 26th 1879 (when surveyed)." Contains holograph note "Rec'd and filed in the U.S. Land Office Los Angeles Cal. March 29 1879."
Box 1 OS : 1

Survey of lands around San Juan Capistrano, between boundaries of Rancho Niguel and Rancho Boca de la Playa, undated.

Physical Description: 29 x 45 cm.

Scope and Content Note

Includes topographical features and roads both in the non-rancho lands being surveyed and in the eastern section of Rancho Boca de la Playa.
Box 1 OS : 1

Survey of lands east of Aliso Creek bordering Rancho Cañada de los Alisos, Rancho Trabuco, and Rancho Mission Viejo, undated.

Physical Description: 48 x 50 cm.

Scope and Content Note

Includes topographical details.