Title: Rancho La Ballona Map
Collection number: CSLA-11
George Hansen and Alfredo Solano
3 oversize map roll storage boxes
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 represented in the collection:
Library, Loyola Marymount University.
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Rancho La Ballona Map, CSLA-11, Department of Archives and Special Collections, William H. Hannon Library, Loyola Marymount
Gift of the family of James Machado, Sr., 18 September 1998. Accession number: 1998.34.
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
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.
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
Ranches -- California -- Los Angeles County -- Maps, Manuscript
Rancho La Ballona
California - Maps
Land tenure -- California -- History