1904 De Witt - De Witt's Indexed Map of the City of San Francisco
Detailed pre-1906 map of San Francisco
De Witt’s Indexed Map of the City of San Francisco Compiled from the Latest Data
Frederic M. De Witt
San Francisco, 1904
65 x 55 cm (25.5 x 21.5 in)
Excellent map of the city and county of San Francisco, published two years before the great earthquake and fire of 1906. The map reflects an evolving urban landscape that has changed dramatically in the preceding decades, but which maintain traces of earlier times -- for example the now-gone cemeteries of Lone Mountain, Sutro Baths, Ingelside Race Track, and more.
The map also features a variety of streets with names that have since been changed, or even streets which do not exist; for example, several spurious street names are shown in the Marina, including Tonguin and Lewis. These were planned to be on landfill but were never actually created; Tonguin street is instead Marina Boulevard and Lewis is Marina Green Drive.
The map is quite detailed, with railroad and street car lines, and concentric circles delineating half-mile increments from City Hall -- the building which would be destroyed two years later.
Several chips and minor tears in the margins, none affecting the map image.