Map Showing Golden Gate Park, the Avenue and Buena Vista Park. Scale 400 ft. to 1 inch.

$1,250

Lovely Britton & Rey color lithograph of Golden Gate Park.

Cartographer(s): Britton & Rey
Date: 1893
Place: San Francisco
Dimensions: 135 x 24 cm (53 x 10 in)
Condition Rating: VG

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SKU: NL-00329 Category:

Description

Large-scale map of Golden Gate Park, with nearby Buena Vista Park and the Panhandle. The more built-up eastern end of the park contains the Conservatory, a children’s playground, the Garfield Monument, a ball park, and a casino.

Cartographer(s):

Britton & Rey

Joseph Britton (1825 – July 18, 1901) was a lithographer and the co-founder of prominent San Francisco lithography studio Britton and Rey. He was also a civic leader in San Francisco, serving on the Board of Supervisors and helping to draft a new city charter. In 1852, he became active in lithography and publishing, first under the name ‘Pollard and Britton,’ and then ‘Britton and Rey,’ a printing company founded with his friend and eventual brother-in-law Jacques Joseph Rey. Britton and Rey became the premier lithographic and engraving studio of the Gold Rush era, producing letter sheets, maps, and artistic prints.

Condition Description

Folding map. Lower left corner clipped off, as issued for folding into a volume; some neat tape repairs on verso, very good.

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