1939-40 Ruth Taylor - Cartograph of Treasure Island in San Francisco Bay
Splendid 1939-40 pictorial map of Treasure Island
Cartograph of Treasure Island in San Francisco Bay, Golden Gate International Exposition
San Francisco, 1939-40
40.6 x 48.3 cm (16 x 19 in); folded to 5 x 8 in
A pictorial guide map created for the The Golden Gate International Exposition, which was open for two runs, February to October 1939 and May to September 1940 at San Francisco's Treasure Island. The fair celebrated, among other things, the city's two newly built bridges. The San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge opened in 1936 and the Golden Gate Bridge in 1937. The theme of the exposition was "Pageant of the Pacific," and it showcased the goods of nations bordering the Pacific Ocean. Embodying this theme was the "Tower of the Sun" and a giant, 80-foot statue of Pacifica, goddess of the Pacific ocean; these are marked on the map as locations (R) and (V), respectively.
On the verso of the map is detail, in light blue, of “Exposition Buildings and Courts,” showing six group area maps and five smaller maps of “Elephant Train Transportation” on the island.