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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Rancho La Ballona Map
    Dates: 1876
    Collection number: CSLA-11
    Creator: George Hansen and Alfredo Solano
    Collection Size: 3 oversize map roll storage boxes
    Repository: Loyola Marymount University. William H. Hannon Library. Department of Archives and Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90045-2659
    Physical location: William H. Hannon Library
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English


    Collection is open to research under the terms of use of the Department of Archives and Special Collections, William H. Hannon Library, Loyola Marymount University.

    Publication Rights

    Materials in the Department of Archives and Special Collections may be subject to copyright. Unless explicitly stated otherwise, Loyola Marymount University does not claim ownership of the copyright of any materials in its collections. The user or publisher must secure permission to publish from the copyright owner. Loyola Marymount University does not assume any responsibility for infringement of copyright or of publication rights held by the original author or artists or his/her heirs, assigns, or executors.

    Preferred Citation

    Rancho La Ballona Map, CSLA-11, Department of Archives and Special Collections, William H. Hannon Library, Loyola Marymount University.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of the family of James Machado, Sr., 18 September 1998. Accession number: 1998.34.

    Collection Description

    This collection consists of a map hand-drawn by Los Angeles surveyors George Hansen and Afredo Solano in 1876 on linen cloth of Rancho La Ballona, which covered present-day Venice, Culver City, and West Los Angeles. The size of the map is 64 in. x 31 in.
    In the 1820s, Agustín and Ygnacio Machado settled this area, which served as a cattle ranch. The map records the division of the rancho among the heirs of Agustín Machado in 1876 as the result of a lawsuit among themselves. Annotations on the map note each heir's allotment of pasture, farmland, and beachfront. Because the map is in poor condition, it is now restricted from research use. A copy (of 1:1 ratio to the original) is used for research purposes. The copy is found in Box 1ov; the original is in 2ov. There is also a photographic negative, stored in Box 3ov.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Machado, José Agustín Antonio, 1794-1865
    Machado Family
    Ranches -- California -- Los Angeles County -- Maps, Manuscript
    Rancho La Ballona
    California - Maps
    Land tenure -- California -- History