Catalog Archive
Auction 99, Lot 181

"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 (see previous lot), but is a completely different map. On a scale of 6" per mile the street and building detail is amazing with hundreds of individual houses and buildings located. Topographical detail is shown with 20-ft. contour lines throughout the map. A Table of Reference locates over 70 public buildings and at least seventeen 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 large and early plan of San Francisco drawn by A. F. Rodgers with the hydrography by Lieut. R. M. Cuyler.


Condition: B

Toned along folds. Backed with Japanese tissue and pressed.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $150

Closed on 6/12/2002