San Diego, A Whimsical Map
Mora, “Jo” Joseph Jacinto
Date of Creation:
Jo Mora was commissioned by George Marston ("Marston's Department Store" founder and an early San Diego civic leader) in 1927 to make a map and history of the City of San Diego. It was for the 50th Anniversary of Marstons Department Store which occurred in 1928.
Meant to be a collectible keep-sake, only 2,000 copies were printed and then the plate was destroyed. Identifying features are "The Marston Company" (lower center margin) and "Jo Mora 'FECIT'" (lower center of image).