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Underground Water Supply of San Francisco 1913  

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Report on the Underground Water Supply of San Francisco County: Present Yield--Probable Additional Yield. Prepared by M.M. O'Shaughnessy

O'Shaughnessy, M[ichael] M[aurice] and M.J. Bartell, Engineers

San Francisco

[Department of Public Works]

May, 1913


[4], 173 pp. With 10 plates, mostly folding including 3 color maps of San Francisco (city and county) showing: location of wells, geological and amounts of water drawn from wells (by district). (8vo) 22.7x15.2 cm (9x6"), original red wrappers, lettered in black, perfect bound.

Rare and early report on the San Francisco underground water supply with interesting color maps. Prepared by noted San Francisco City Engineer Michael O'Shaughnessy (1864-1934). He was the builder of the Hetch-Hetchy Water and Power Supply for San Francisco and a number of dams, aqueducts, tunnels, etc. The O'Shaughnessy Dam in California was named in his honour as was a boulevard and sea-wall in San Francisco. Printed by Phillips & Van Orden Company.

Lot Amendments

Spine faded and clear tape repaired, short tears and chips to edges, small scuffs, previous owner’s signature crossed off on front cover; hinges loose, each map with a small diagonal fold to the upper portions; internally clean and very good; exterior still good. Scarce.

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