Bancroft’s Map of the Cable Railway System and Connections of San Francisco. 1890.
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A late 19th century Cable Railway map with early bike shop advertisement.
This 1890 Bancroft map delineates the city’s late 19th-century transit network. Even more striking is its extensive array of advertisements, which have been added in red overprint. These include an advertisement for The Cyclery, a bicycle shop located at 513 Stanyan Street, a piano company, real estate agents, dentists, and more. The verso is filled with more advertisements, including one for the Battle of Gettysburg museum located on Market Street.
Evidence of old repair visible on verso, minor separation along fold lines, visible stains.