The Old Spanish and Meixican Ranchos Travel Advertising Poster


Genre: Travel
Artist: Lowell Butler
Year Printed: 1955
Size: 17.5" x 20.5"
Country of Poster: Unknown
Restoration Detail: Unrestored
Grade: Very Fine
Additional Information: Original vintage poster: "The Old Spanish and Meixican Ranchos of Orange County California". The artist is Lowell Butler, Prepared and issued by the Title Insurance and Trust Company.\ Printed on a heavier card stock paper, this poster is not linen backed. Very good condition, undated on the artwork itself but is otherwise documented as 1955. Pictorial map of Orange County in California showing the Spanish and Mexican land grant Ranchos, prior to California become a part of theUnited STates. Contemporary locations are denoted, such as Irvine, Laguna Beach, Sunset Beach, Anaheim, Brea, Santa Ana, and Newport Beach. La Mission San Juan Capistrano is illustrated. The ocean is decorated with whimsical illustrations, including a fish, whale, starfish, mythical creature, and a ship. Another large illustration shows a man in traditional Spanish dress playing the guitar and riding a donkey. The map was prepared for theTitle Insurance and Trust Company, Los Angeles. The company issued this promotional map, presumably to encourage the purchase of land in Orange County using the firm's services, as well as to provide a resource for homeowners interested in the early history of their properties. This is an Original Lithograph Vintage Poster; it is not a reproduction.

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