Thomas Bros Map of the City and County of San Francisco.


Cartographer(s): Thomas Bros.
Date: 1938
Place: Oakland
Dimensions: 22 x 36 in (55.88 x 91.44 cm)
Condition Rating: VG+

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Large and attractive 1938 Thomas Brothers map of San Francisco.


We really love this gorgeous city plan of San Francisco, published just one year after the completion of the Golden Gate Bridge. The combination of lovely hand watercolor and its large format gives the map an impressive presence that would look great on display in any home.

Furthermore, the map is filled with fascinating details related to the history of San Francisco. We see, for example, Laurel Hill and Calvary Cemeteries on Lone Mountain, this being before all burials were transferred south to the town of Colma. Further west, Sutro Baths, Sutro Heights, and Fort Miley in Lincoln Park are all shown. On the opposite side of the city, Dogpatch and Bayview are depicted as the wide-open industrial and military zones that characterized these neighborhoods long before the major developments taking there at present.


Thomas Bros.

Thomas Bros. Maps, the publishers of the Thomas Guide, previously known as Popular Street Atlas, Street Guide, and Popular Atlas, was started in Oakland, California, in 1915 by cartographer George Coupland Thomas and his two brothers, who were business partners. Early publications were detailed block maps, bird eye view of communities, road & highway maps, and what would be generally referred as generalized tourist maps.

Condition Description

Very good. Backed on archival tissue for stability.