The "Little Old Lady's Guide to San Francisco" is a whimsical and humorous map of the city, created in 1964 by George Albertus and Bill Shilling.
The map is illustrated in a loose mid-century style, with a playful and lighthearted approach to the city's landmarks and attractions. In the lower-right corner, a compass rose is flanked by a half-nude mermaid and an old San Francisco matron, adding to the map's quirky charm. The map shows a great deal of activity around the city, with cartoon figures depicting various activities and events. South of the Cow Palace, earth movers are shown at work on the San Bruno Mountains. In the lower-left corner, a key provides labels for the various landmarks and attractions depicted on the map.
Overall, the "Little Old Lady's Guide to San Francisco" is a unique and charming take on the city.
Scarce, this being the first time we have had the map.