Lot 227: MS. plat map of S.F. Pueblo Lands 1884

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Lot 227: Author: von Leicht, Ferdinand Title: Plat of the Pueblo Lands of San Francisco finally confirmed to the City Of San Francisco Surveyed under instructions from the U.S. Surveyor General by F. von Leicht, U. S. Dep. Surv. in December 1883 Containing 17754 36/100 Acres Place Published: San Francisco Publisher: Date Published: 1884 Description: Manuscript map in black and red ink with hand-coloring in outline on verso, which shows through faintly to the recto, evidently as intended; on drafting linen. 68x129 cm (26?x50?"), folded. Manuscript plat map of San Francisco confirming the lands awarded to the city in the long-standing multi-faceted dispute between grantees, squatters, the federal government, and the City and County of San Francisco. There is printed version, of smaller size, in the San Francisco Municipal Reports for 1886-87, which volume also contains an article on the pueblo lands. The present manuscript was purchased by Mr. Heckrotte at Swann Galleries in 1999, at the auction of the Reps collection, where the map was described as printed. Some light foxing, a little wear at one of the folds, very good. Provenance: Swanns, 3/18/99, Reps Collection. PBA Galleries' Rare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages Thursday, 3rd December 2015 Estimate: $2000-3000
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