1856 Britton & Rey - Map of the City of San Francisco [never-folded separate issue]
Never-folded mid-19th century map of San Francisco by Britton and Rey
Map of the City of San Francisco Published by Britton & Rey
Britton & Rey
San Francisco, c. 1856
34.3 x 39.4 cm (13.5 x 15.5 in)
One of the earliest maps of San Francisco published in the city itself.
Finely detailed map of the populated areas of San Francisco, oriented to the west. The map extends west to Divisadero; south to Alta.
Since there are no folds in this copy, it was undoubtedly a separate issued. It has a neatly printed number 55 on a small piece of paper affixed in the lower margin. One interesting feature is the tracing of the original shoreline of San Francisco, showing just how much of the city is built on landfill.
Britton & Rey were located at the corner of Montgomery St. and Commercial St. between 1854 and 1858.
Peters, Harry Twyford. California on stone. 1975.