Lot 89 of 235:
Bancroft's Guide Map to San Francisco 1877  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$600
Estimate:
$1,000 - $1,500

Title:
Bancroft's Official Guide Map of City and County of San Francisco, Compiled from Official Maps in Surveyor's Office
Author:
Bancroft, Albert Little
Place:
San Francisco
Publisher:
A.L. Bancroft & Co.
Date:
1877
Description:

Lithographed map, partially hand-colored. 60.5x74.4 cm (23¾x29¼"), folding into gilt-lettered blindstamped cloth covers 16x11 cm (6¼x4¼").

An exceptional copy of this significant folding map of San Francisco, with Reference List at bottom giving the coordinates of hundreds locations of note; inset "Skeleton Map Showing the Relative position of San Francisco to the Surrounding Country" in the Bay at right. Advertising leaf mounted on inside of front cover for Bancroft's books and maps.

Further Notes from the Files of Warren Heckrotte

Full title: Bancroft's Official Guide Map of City and County of San Francisco, Compiled from Official Maps in Surveyor's Office Published by A. L. Bancroft & Co. Bookseller, Stationers, Importers and Publishers   Printers, Lithographers, Engravers   Binders, Blank Book Makers, Etc.  San Francisco, Cal. 1877 | Entered according to Act of Congress in the Year 1877, by A. L. Bancroft & Company, in the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington, D.C.
 

Provenance: Unrecorded, 3/88

References: Phillips Maps, p 777 (also lists 1873 ed.). Rowell lists an 1872 ed.

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Condition:
Map with a few very small and unobtrusive brown spots, still fine, bright and crisp.
 
Item number:
265089
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