Map Of San Francisco Showing The Water Service Of Spring Valley Water Works. Distributing Reservoirs, Districts Supplied By Each And Location Of Principal Distributing Mains, Contour Lines, Showing Elevation Above Water & Fire Department And Fire Patrol Buildings.

Important pre-1906 earthquake water system map of San Francisco

Cartographer(s): Britton & Rey
Date: 1894
Place: San Francisco
Dimensions: 56 x 48 cm (22 x 19 in)
Condition Rating: VG

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Detailed and comprehensive depiction of water supply infrastructure in San Francisco at the end of the 19th century, with reservoirs, aqueducts, and fire patrol buildings.


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

Soft fold lines (originally issued in a municipal report).


Rumsey 5321.000.