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October 26, 2007


93. [MAP]. FAUST, H[enry] W. Faust’s Map of City and County of San Francisco California. Published H. W. Faust. Copyrighted 1890. [inset map at upper right] General View of San Francisco Bay [9 x 5.5 cm] Table of Explanations [followed by price list]. San Francisco: H. W. Faust, n.d. [ca. 1890]. Chromolithograph map on bank note paper in sepia, green, and blue, neat line to neat line: 58.5 x 73.5 cm. Folded into pocket covers (18.5 x 10 cm), original pink printed coated card stock with ads on back and cover title: Faust’s Pocket Map of City and County of San Francisco. Lithographed in Four Colors. Shows blocks (numbered), streets, car lines, ward boundaries, parks, squares, cemeteries, wharves, original water front line, half-mile circles from the bay, government reservations, and a general view of the bay and country surrounding this city...For Sale by All Newsdealers. Trade Supplied by the San Francisco News Company. H. W. Faust, Publisher, 618 Harrison Street, San Francisco, Cal. Copyrighted 1890. Eleventh Edition. Covers slightly faded, upper cover creased and torn at lower right corner (no losses). Other than a few tiny splits at folds (no losses), one small stain at upper right, and small chip at upper right blank margin, very fine with superb color retention. Faint contemporary initials on upper cover.

            “Eleventh edition.” Phillips, America, p. 778. Rocq 9343. This is a wonderfully detailed and active map showing the city before the disastrous earthquake and fire of 1906.  In addition to numbered city blocks and wards, it shows other prominent civil and private features, such as various cemeteries, forts, squares, and bodies of water. The names of the old ranchos (Rancho Rincón de las Salinas y Potrero Viejo, Rancho Cañada de Guadalupe Rodeo, etc.), some of which have fallen to development, are given, although San Miguel Rancho intrudes into the center of the city prominently from the south. All the piers on the south side are named; the Southern Pacific Railroads snakes into the city from the south. ($800-1,200)

Sold. Hammer: $800.00; Price Realized: $940.00

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