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W. M. Eddy, County Surveyor / Lith. by Alex. Zakreski & Co., A TOPOGRAPHICAL & complete Map of SAN FRANCISCO. 1852.

An essential early Map of San Francisco, printed on linen

One of the most important of the great early maps of San Francisco, and one of the first maps of the city published locally. Very rare, and this example unusual for being printed on linen. Unlike some other important early maps of San Francisco, this map was wholly a product of the city itself. The map was […]

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Coast Survey chart of the Pacific Northwest annotated by George Davidson

George Davidson tracks the West Coast voyage of Sebastian Vizcaino

Coast Survey chart of the Northern California and Oregon Coast, heavily annotated by George Davidson in his effort to reconstruct the 1603 voyages of Vizcaino and Aguilar. Born in England, George Davidson (1825-1911) emigrated to the United States in 1832. After graduating from Girard College in Philadelphia, in 1845 he began a five-decade career with […]

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1928 San Francisco street railway persuasive map

Persuasive map advocating reform of San Francisco’s street railway system

A scarce 1928 political broadsheet, including a persuasive map of San Francisco, arguing for the approval of a charter amendment that would consolidate the street railway system under city control. Rather than reinvent the wheel, I take the liberty of quoting at length from P.J. Mode’s excellent description, with only minor edits: “This poster urges […]

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Sparta Graphics San Francisco

Psychedelic image of San Francisco by Sparta Graphics

An iconic 1967 San Francisco image by Dave Schiller and Jim Michaelson of Sparta Graphics, pioneers of the pscychedelic posters that adorned the Bay Area music scene in the 1960s. This exciting graphic poster shows San Francisco as if viewed from across the Golden Gate Bridge in Sausalito. The city is portrayed with its hilly terrain […]

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Unrecorded map of the destruction following the San Francisco Earthquake

Unrecorded map of San Francisco highlighting the “burned district” following the 1906 earthquake and fire. The San Francisco Earthquake struck Northern California at 5:12 a.m. on Wednesday, April 18, 1906 with an estimated magnitude of 7.9. Devastating fires soon broke out in the city and lasted for days. As many as 3000 people died, more […]

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