Don Bloodgood's Pictorial Vision of San Francisco
Fine pictorial map of San Francisco, by the well-regarding pictorial map artist Don Bloodgood.
The map captures Bloodgood's unmistakable style of bringing to life a caricature of local life, cultural and historical icons and important tourist information, all wrapped up into a stylistically fun and easy to use "pic-tour" format.
The map provides an interesting whimsical image of San Francisco, illustrating major public facilities, tourist attractions, points of interest, natural wonders, roads and some historical details.
Don Bloodgood's work spanned a number of regions, including California, Hawaii, Texas, Minnesota, Vancouver, Havana, Washington, D.C. Glacier National Park, San Francisco, New Mexico and Arizona, with most maps relating to tourism. His career spanned from the 1930s to the early 1960s.
As with so many of Bloodgood's pictorial maps, they weren't just decorative maps, but his maps tap into the culture and life of the region, and reveal how the area would have been experienced at the time.
Given Bloodgood's succeas as a pictorial artist, some of his maps are surprisingly scarce on the market.