California

CALIFORNIA OFFICIAL MAPS

Notes:
Both the Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and the Division of Tourism publish maps of California, so there are
two lists below. Most of the Caltrans maps are exceptionally hard to find (other than the 1966 B). It is believed that
these maps were only printed for inclusion in the reports of the highway department, and not handed out to motorists.
This theory is based on the 1960-62 maps, which state “Appendix to XXth Annual Report” on the cover. Also, several
issues from the 1950s include a code for the quantity printed on the front cover, which number less than 20,000.

Caltrans maps from the 1930s through 1959 have one cover consisting of black and white text, and another cover with
the same text, but a black and white photo of the state capitol building as well. Based on folding patterns, the text-only
cover would probably be considered the front, but for the purposes of this list, the cover with the photo is described. An
exception to this is the 1940 map, which contains photos on both covers – the usual photo of the capitol and one of the
governor.

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) also issued maps from the 1950s to the 1980s (maybe longer). These are not
listed here, but may be added in future updates if data can be found.

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Last updated: 9/22/19 (Added 1998, 2016, 2017 (Tourism) – meg)

Caltrans:
1916; reported by Caltrans
1918; dtd lgnd; no cvr, printed one side only; no std folding dimensions
1920; dtd lgnd; no cvr, printed one side only; no std folding dimensions
1922; dtd lgnd; no cvr, printed one side only; no std folding dimensions
1924; reported by Caltrans and PC
1925; reported by PC
1926; dtd lgnd; no cvr, printed one side only; no std folding dimensions
1928; dtd lgnd; no cvr, printed one side only; no std folding dimensions
1930; dtd lgnd; no cvr; no std folding dimensions
1931; dtd lgnd (printed one side only)
1932; reported by Caltrans and PC (bw photo of st cptl bldg; 3.5 x 8.5)
1934; dtd cvr; bw photo of cptl dome from SE; 3.5 x 8.5
1936; dtd cvr; otherwise same as 1934
1936-37; dtd cvr; otherwise same as 1934
1938; dtd cvr; bw photo of st cptl from SW; 3.5 x 8.5
1940; dtd cvr; otherwise same as 1938 (back cvr has bw photo of Gov. Culbert Olson)
1942; dtd cvr; otherwise same as 1938
1944; dtd cvr; otherwise same as 1938
1946; dtd cvr; bw photo of cptl from NE; 3.5 x 8.5
1947; reported by PC
1948; dtd cvr; otherwise same as 1946
1949; dtd cvr; otherwise same as 1946
1950; dtd cvr; otherwise same as 1946
1951; dtd cvr; otherwise same as 1946
1952; dtd cvr; otherwise same as 1946
1953; dtd cvr; bw photo of st cptl (back side) with two women walking on sidewalk; 3.5 x 8.5
1954; dtd cvr; otherwise same as 1953
1955; dtd cvr; otherwise same as 1953
1956; dtd cvr; otherwise same as 1953
1957; dtd cvr; otherwise same as 1953
1958; dtd cvr; otherwise same as 1953
1959; dtd cvr; otherwise same as 1953
1960; dtd cvr; bw photo of st cptl (back side) with one woman walking on sidewalk; 7 x 8.5
1961; dtd cvr; otherwise same as 1960
1962; dtd cvr; otherwise same as 1960
1963; dtd cvr; otherwise same as 1960
1964; dtd cvr; otherwise same as 1960
1965; dtd cvr; otherwise same as 1960, exc folded to 5.75 x 8.5
1966 A; dtd cvr; bw photo of st cptl from NW; 7 x 8.5
1966 B; dtd back cvr; 8 clr state maps; 4 x 9
     [2 known versions: {map code 11-NN-1049-S}, {map code NN-7-1049-S with updates to hwy construction}]
1967; dtd cvr; same photo as 1966 A (cropped); 5 x 9
1969; dtd cvr; clr photo of three cars on mtn hwy in winter; 5 x 9
1970; dtd cvr; clr photo of hwy in mtns; 5 x 9
1973; dtd cvr; bw Dept. of Public Works, Div. of Highways seal; 6.5 x 9
1974; dtd cvr; bw Caltrans logo; 6.5 x 9.25
1975; reported by Caltrans
1977; dtd cvr; bw Caltrans logo; 5 x 9
1979 A; dtd cvr; otherwise same as 1977
1979 B; dtd cvr; cvr similar to 1979 A, “Supplement to the 1979 Traffic Volumes Book”; 6 x 8
1981; dtd cvr; bw photo “Donner Summit roadside rest”; 5 x 9
1984; dtd cvr; clr photo “1-280, 680 interchange, San Jose”; 5 x 8
1986; dtd cvr; clr photo of rural 2-lane highway; 5 x 7.5
1988; dtd cvr; clr photo of curving hwy in redwoods; 5 x 7.5
1990; dtd cvr; clr photo of Interstate 15 in northern San Diego County; 5 x 7.5
1994; dtd cvr; clr photo of log in water; 4 x 9
2000; dtd cvr; clr photo of poppy field; 4 x 9
2003; dtd cvr; clr photo of Sacramento and Golden Gate Bridge; 4 x 8.75
2005; dtd cvr; clr photo of hwy leading to snowy mtns; 4 x 9
2009; dtd cvr; clr photo of Golden Gate Bridge in fog; 4 x 9

California Division of Tourism:
1972; dtd lgnd; 7 clr photos (skier, etc.); 3.75 x 9
1975; dtd lgnd; child walking on beach at sunset; 5.5 x 8.5
[c.1978]; clr photo of Yosemite; 5.5 x 8.25
1979; dtd code (796300-10 &66805-309 1-79 500M OSP); clr photo “Sonoma coastline north of San Francisco”; 5.5 x 8.5
1981; dtd code (806300-11 & 13279-309 4-81 250M OSP); clr photo “San Diego skyline”; 5.5 x 8.5
1982; dtd code (826300-12 & 23032-309, 81 CS OSP); clr photo “San Diego skyline”; 5.5 x 8.5
1984 A; dtd code (846300-14 & 90465-309 1-84 250M OSP); clr photo “Monterey Cypress, Monterey”; 5.5 x 8.5
1984 B; dtd code (846300-14); clr photo of fog and Golden Gate Bridge at sunset (ARCO logo bck cvr); 5.5 x 7.5
     [2 known versions: {“Petroleum products…” below ARCO}, {“The Gasoline that Drives…” below ARCO}]
1988; dtd cprt (code (876300-17); clr dwg of state divided into tourism regions (ARCO logo bck cvr); 5.5 x 7.5
1989; dtd code (8963000-18); clr photo of woman on beach with umbrella; 3.75 x 8.75
1990; dtd cprt; otherwise same as 1988
1991; reported by PC
1993; dtd lgnd; clr photo of gold plated relief map of state; 4.25 x 9
1995; dtd cvr (June); clr photo of Yosemite Valley; 7.25 x 10.5
1996; dtd cprt; 2 clr photos (redwood, beach) & clr dwg of sun; 7.25 x 10.5
1997; dtd cprt; clr photo of highway bridge along rocky shore; 7.25 x 10.25
1998; dtd cprt; clr photo of forest; 7.25 x 10.25
1999; dtd cvr; 4 clr photos (skier, desert hills, San Francisco, windsurfer); 7.5 x 10.25
2001; dtd cvr; clr photo of golf course by ocean; 7.25 x 10.25
2002; dtd cvr; clr photo of man in boat fishing with mountain bkgrd; 7.5 x 10.25
2003; dtd cvr; clr photo of dirt road & sunset; 7 x 10.25
2005; dtd cvr; clr photo of family hiking with mountain bkgrd; 7.5 x 10.5
2006; dtd cvr; clr photo of family in Yosemite; 7.25 x 10.25
2007; dtd cvr; clr photo of roller coaster at Santa Cruz Boardwalk; 7 x 10
2008; dtd cvr; 9 clr photos (redwoods, tomatoes, Route 66 sign, etc.); 5.5 x 8.75
2009; dtd cvr; 9 clr photos (skier, little girl, girls with surfboards, redwood tree, etc.); 5.5 x 8.75
2010; dtd cvr; 9 clr photos (plate of food, vineyard, break dancer, girls on beach, etc.); 5.5 x 8.75
2011; dtd cvr; 9 clr photos (mtn top, Balboa Park, Golden Gate Bridge, etc.); 5.5 x 8.75
2016; dtd cvr; clr photo “Joshua Tree NP”; 5.5 x 8.75
2017; dtd cvr; clr photo “Yosemite NP”; 5.5 x 8.75