Auction 97, Lot 179

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

Subject: San Francisco, California

Period: 1859 (dated)


Color: Black & White

34.6 x 23.7 inches
87.9 x 60.2 cm

A terrific plan of San Francisco. This very detailed map is similar in title to the 1853 edition, but is a completely different map. On a scale of 6" per mile the street and building detail is amazing. Topographical detail is shown with 20-ft. contour lines throughout the map. A table of Reference locates over 70 public buildings. At least 17 wharves and piers are named. Map extends west to show the Union and Pioneers race courses, the Mission de Dolores and Rancho de San Miguel. Backed with Japanese tissue and toned along some folds. A terrific plan of San Francisco drawn by A. F. Rodgers with the hydrography by Lieut. R. M. Cuyler.


Condition: B

Toned along folds, close trimmed at left with remargining and facsimile to neatline not affecting map image.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $160

Closed on 12/5/2001