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Auction 128, Lot 302

"City of San Francisco and its Vicinity California", U.S. Coast Survey

Subject: California, San Francisco

Period: 1853 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

18 x 26 inches
45.7 x 66 cm
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This large plan illustrates early San Francisco. It covers the region from North Point to Mission de Delores and to Point San Quentin. Streets are clearly laid out and named with detail down to individual buildings. Contour lines at 20 ft. intervals show elevation. Extant buildings are shown in black along the streets in both San Francisco and Mission de Dolores, which are connected by the Plank Road. Key indicates sixteen public buildings and fifteen reservoirs.


Condition: B+

Issued folding, now flattened, with pleasant later color. Paper has been added to the binding trim at lower right to accommodate framing.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $450

Closed on 5/20/2009