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Splendid 1884 map of San Francisco with advertisements.

Place/Date: San Francisco / 1884
$875.
Title: Guide Map of The City of San Francisco compiled from the Official Surveys & Engraved Expressly For Langley’s San Francisco Directory 1892
Technique
Chromolithograph
Dimensions
50.5 x 63 cm (20 x 24¾ in)
Identifier
NL-00400
Coloring
Original color
Condition Rating
VG

Description

An interesting look at both the city of San Francisco near the end of the 19th century, before the earthquake of 1906, as well as a representation of the important role maps played in advertising in this period.

The map was included in Langley’s San Francisco Directory. The verso presents an advertisement for G. G. Wickson & Co., purveyors of typewriters, farm machinery, etc.

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Condition Description

Some expertly-repaired tears.

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