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Auction 100, Lot 167

"Official Map of San Francisco, Compiled from the Field Notes of the Official Re-Survey…", Eddy, William M.

Subject: California

Period: 1849 (dated)

Publication: Senate Ex Doc 18, 31st Cong 1st Sess..

Color: Hand Color

19 x 24.8 inches
48.3 x 63 cm
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S. W. Higgins Draftsman. Printed by C.B. Graham. A scarce and seldom offered street map of San Francisco. Appears to be pre-landfill, with some planned tracts drawn in the bay. Terrific detail with individual tracts numbered and many streets named. Gives the location of the Yerba Buena Cemetery, a Government Reserve, two Public Squares and Fort Montgomery, but no buildings are shown. A coloring legend, at lower left, keys to the map and locates a grant to Senora Breouers, Claims of the heirs of Col. J. A. King and a claim of Senor Pana under a Mexican Grant. Attributed by Howes 248 to "A report … Land Titles in California" by William C. Jones. Howes notes that not all copies had this map.

References: Howes #248.

Condition: A

Folding, as issued.

Estimate: $600 - $800

Sold for: $1,000

Closed on 9/12/2002