Diseno, or hand drawn sketch map, on parchment, which accompanied the original plot of Rancho del Arroyo Chico as confirmed to John Bidwell, July 1859.

Birds-eye-view map of Chico, 1871.
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 Several hundred rare and historical maps of the region are housed in Special Collections. These maps have been given careful treatment and are encapsulated for protection and extended use. They have been identified as a part of the Northeastern California Collection and as such, may be found on the online catalog. Additional maps can be found using the guide, Maps in the Special Collections Department, which is available in the department.

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