Auction 130, Lot 244

"Geological Map of the San Francisco Peninsula", U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

Subject: San Francisco, California

Period: 1895 (published)


Color: Printed Color

9.5 x 13 inches
24.1 x 33 cm

This is an amazing, near photo-realistic map that resembles today's satellite images. It was drawn by Andrew C. Lawson who used shadowing to enhance the photographic quality of this remarkable map. It includes all of the San Francisco peninsula from the Golden Gate south to below San Mateo to Belmont and Seal Cove. It is a printed color gravure by Julius Bien of New York. The map was published by the U.S. Geological Survey, Fifteenth Annual Report as "Plate V" in the section "Sketch of the Geology of the San Francisco Peninsula by Andrew C. Lawson." The original 78pp report is included with the map. Lot includes a Xerox copy of the full report's title page, dated 1895 and issued by J.W. Powell.


Condition: A

Map images is very good with strong color and original margins. Some stains along right margin from binding. Report is disbound and map is loose.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $275

Closed on 12/2/2009