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H.W.  Faust:  Faust's Map of the City and County of San Francisco California . . . 1904

Western US

Title: Faust's Map of the City and County of San Francisco California . . . 1904

Map Maker: H.W.  Faust

Place / Date: San Franciso / 1904

Coloring: Colored

Size: 29 x 23 inches

Condition: VG+

Price: SOLD

Inventory ID: 22218


Fine example of Faust's map of San Francisco, one of the most striking and detailed pocket maps of the period.

Faust's map provides a highly detailed look at San Francisco at the beginning of the 20th Century and on the eve of San Francisco's great earthquake of 1906. This map has an inset showing a broader view of the Bay area, and a legend that explains some of the features of the map, such as ward boundaries and street car routes. 

Henry W. Faust issued at least 17 editions of his map of San Francisco both in pocket form (accompanied by a street directory, city guide, or both, or neither) and as wall maps. All editions of this map are uncommon and sought after.  The most recent example at auction made $650 and  $800 (Old World 2006 and 2007). Printed by Galloway Litho. Co. of San Francisco.  This is the so-called 17th edition, as noted by Rumsey and others.  Covers illustrated in the following link:


Condition Description: Near flawless example of the pocket map, with original covers and text present (text detached from covers, otherwise fine.

Related Categories:
Maps of California (California, Nevada, Arizona)
Western US

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