Lot 137: Rare folding map of San Francisco 1852

PBA Galleries

PBA Galleries

2015-11-19 15:16:38

Lot 137: Author: Eddy, William Marston Title: A Topographical & Complete Map of San Francsico. Compiled from the Original Map, from the recent Surveys of W.M. Eddy, County Surveyor, and Others. Containing all the latest extensions and improvements, new streets, alleys, places, wharfs, &c., &c. Place Published: San Francisco Publisher: Cooke & Le Count Date Published: 1852 Description: Lithographed map, hand-colored in outline. Lithographed by Alex. Zakreski & Co. 58x50.5 cm. (22?x19?"); with original boards folder with paper cover label. Rare map of San Francisco in the heady days of the Gold Rush. The streets north of Market extend west to Larkin, beyond to Western Boundary Line, with large private holdings delineated. Extends south to Mission Creek, area laid out in streets. In upper left is a view of New City Hall; in upper right, a view of B. Davidson's Banking House. This is a slight variant of Map 30 of Warren Heckrotte's Preliminary List of Maps of San Francisco, 1995, being dated 1852 rather than 1853, with a different publisher. The label on the covers, however, is dated 1853. Streeter copy, 2708, is an earlier issue dated 1852 without the two vignettes. Streeter 2737, and Heaston Cat 32, 6/00 are 1853 issues. The present example was split along folds; it has been expertly repaired by Anita Noennig, and laid down on tissue backing, with loss along some of the folds. The folder is present but separate. Very good condition, with defects and repairs as noted above. PBA Galleries' Rare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages Thursday, 3rd December 2015 Estimate: $4000-6000
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