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An Early Atlas Map of San Francisco

Detailed map of San Francisco, hand-colored by wards and showing streets, docks, wharves, railroad lines, streetcar lines, parks, and many other details. Extends from Presidio Reservation to Visitation Valley.

Many interesting early landmarks including the Ocean House Toll Road, Bay View Race Course, Industrial School, etc. The earliest full-page map of the city of San Francisco to appear in a commercial atlas.

One of the few examples we have seen on the market in the past 10 years.

O.W. Gray Biography

O. W. Gray was a publishing firm based in Philadelphia. Later, they published as O. W. Gray & Son. They published atlases in the late nineteenth century. Gray's National Atlas was one of the most successful commercial ventures of the 1870s and one of the last to employ hand coloring on maps.