Ranches--California; Surveying--California--Los Angeles County--19th century; Surveying--California--History; California--Maps
Henry Hancock was a prominent Los Angeles lawyer and surveyor. He worked as Los Angeles City Surveyor and United States Deputy Surveyor in the 1850s. Hancock surveyed most of the large ranches between Monterey and San Diego in California.
A view looking east on Wilshire Boulevard near Rodeo Dr. in Los Angeles, California. Businesses along the street include the Brown Derby, W & J Sloane, Rigdan's and the California Bank. The Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel is visible on the right.