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Augustus Chevalier's First Map of San Francisco

First Edition of Augustus Chevalier's Pre-Earthquake Map of San Francisco.

The map provides a rare combination of topographical and other details, including vignettes showing the major buildings in San Francisco. The depiction of the Cliff House and Sutro Baths at the west end of the City, along with the Ferries and Cliff House Railroad, is representative of this unusual style.

Fort Winfield Scott is illustrated, with U.S. Life Saving Stations on either side. An area between Fort Mason and Fisherman's Wharf is labeled "Being Filled".

At the foot of Blue Mt., Affiliated Colleges is shown, one of the earliest maps to depict the University of California San Francisco's new colleges of medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, and law.

Adolph Sutro's Statue of Liberty, dedicated Thanksgiving 1887, atop Mount Olympus is prominently shown, a Belgian copy of the French original.

The 1904 Chevalier is quite rare; before this we have only handled the later Chevalier maps.

Augustus Chevalier issued a number of fine maps of San Francisco, including a monumental wall map. By the early 20th Century, his maps of San Francisco were perhaps the best known and respected of the City.