Lot 89: Bancroft's Guide Map to San Francisco 1877

PBA Galleries

PBA Galleries

2015-11-19 15:16:29

Lot 89: Author: Bancroft, Albert Little Title: Bancroft's Official Guide Map of City and County of San Francisco, Compiled from Official Maps in Surveyor's Office Place Published: San Francisco Publisher: A.L. Bancroft & Co. Date Published: 1877 Description: Lithographed map, partially hand-colored. 60.5x74.4 cm (23?x29 ?"), folding into gilt-lettered blindstamped cloth covers 16x11 cm (6 ?x4 ?"). An exceptional copy of this significant folding map of San Francisco, with Reference List at bottom giving the coordinates of hundreds locations of note; inset "Skeleton Map Showing the Relative position of San Francisco to the Surrounding Country" in the Bay at right. Advertising leaf mounted on inside of front cover for Bancroft's books and maps. Map with a few very small and unobtrusive brown spots, still fine, bright and crisp. Provenance: Unrecorded, 3/88. PBA Galleries' Rare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages Thursday, 3rd December 2015 Estimate: $1000-1500
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