Lot 136: Eddy's "Red Line" map of San Francisco 1851

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Lot 136: Author: Eddy, William Marston Title: Official Map of the city of San Francisco, full and complete to the present date. Compiled by Wm. M. Eddy, City Surveyor. January 15th, 1851 Place Published: San Francisco Publisher: B.F. Butler's Lith. Date Published: 1851 Description: Lithographed map. With manuscript notes on the map, and a hand-drawn red line showing the actual shore line superimposed on the proposed areas to be expanded through landfill. 60x47 cm (23?x18?"), printed on thick paper with old folds. Early map of San Francisco, the notable "Red Line" map showing the areas to be expanded into the bay, then under water. A significant map, apparently issued by the City of San Francisco, and used for internal administrative or legal purposes. Light foxing, short stub tear over neat line; very good. Provenance: Harrison, San Francisco Book Fair, 2/17/07. PBA Galleries' Rare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages Thursday, 3rd December 2015 Estimate: $2000-3000
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