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Fine early promotional map of Fairmount Heights, advertising lots for sale in Fairmount subdivision of San Miguel Ranch for Cobb & Sinton of 406 Montgomery Street in San Francisco.

Fairmount Heights was the first subdivision in the Rancho San Miguel, marking the beginning of San Francisco's southward expansion beyond the hills overlooking the waterfront of the 1850s.

The land in question was auctioned by Cobb & Sinto on March 19, 1864. The map reflects the lands offered for sale, as surveyed by George C. Potter, City and County Surveyor for San Francisco., covering part of Glen Park bounded generally by San Jose Road (San Jose Avenue), Castro Street and Grove Street (30th Street).

The land represents an early subdivision of Rancho San Miguel, a Mexican land grant given in 1845 by Governor Pio Pico to Jose de Jesus Noe. The grant included what is now known as Eureka Valley and extended past Mount Davidson almost to present day Daly City. The grant encompassed the present-day San Francisco neighborhoods of Noe Valley, the Castro, Glen Park, Diamond Heights, and St. Francis Wood.

The map is very rare. OCLC locates only a single copy at the Bancroft.

Condition Description
The map has been cleaned and archivally backed to support a vertical fold split, paper weakness and restoration work. Top left corner restored and along with several other small areas in the map.