Vintage map of Los Angeles
Vintage LA map. Vintage map of Los Angeles (California - USA) to print. Vintage map of Los Angeles (California - USA) to download. For many centuries, the vintage Los Angeles was occupied by some 5,000 to 10,000 Tongva (Gabrielino) and Chumash Indians who lived in scores of Los Angeles villages (Los Angeles vintage map) and led a relatively stable existence by hunting, fishing, gathering, and trading actively with distant groups. Europeans entered their world in 1542 when a Spanish sea expedition headed by Capt. Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo sailed into Santa Monica Bay. Noticing the smoke rising from Indian fires, he dubbed the place Bahía de los Fumos (“Bay of Smokes”). Nearly two vintage centuries later, royal authorities ordered Capt. Gaspar de Portolá to Los Angeles to locate suitable sites for Franciscan missions, military forts (presidios), and civilian settlements.
In 1542, Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo claimed Southern California for Spain from the Chumash and Tongva tribes. Forty-four Mexican village settlers called “Los Pobladores” migrated to Southern California to the area where Los Angeles is now. They named their newfound home (the vintage map of Los Angeles) “El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de Los Angeles” which means “The town of Our Lady the Queen of the Angels” in English. Spanish governor Felipe de Neve founded the city on September 4, 1781. The vintage Los Angeles was officially declared a city in 1835.
Los Angeles, is America second largest city and the West Coast biggest economic powerhouse, the vintage Los Angeles was originally settled by indigenous tribes, including the Chumash and Tongva hunter gatherers, by 8000 B.C. Portuguese sailor Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo was the first European to explore the region in 1542, but it was not until 1769 that Gaspar de Portolá established a Spanish outpost in the Los Angeles vintage map.