Auction 108, Lot 181

"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: Black & White

19 x 24.8 inches
48.3 x 63 cm

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 to the report "Land Titles in California" by William C. Jones. Howes notes that not all copies had this map. A rare and early city plan that was drawn by S. W. Higgins and printed by C.B. Graham.

References: Howes #248.

Condition: B

Issued folding, now backed with tissue. Upper right with a little foxing, else very good.

Estimate: $800 - $1,000

Sold for: $800

Closed on 9/29/2004