A derivative of Chevalier’s famous chromolithograph map of San Francisco, this is a lesser-known and seemingly scarcer issue. It was likely published as a pocket map for the flood of visitors to the city in conjunction with the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition, the ground plan of which is depicted on the map.
In Chevalier’s distinctive style, important buildings within the city are illustrated pictorially, including the new city hall, the mint, post office, railroad depots, Sutro Baths, Cliff House, and more. Topography is elegantly shown with contours and shading.
The map also features excellent transportation information, including “car lines” in red — the birth of the automobile has made its way onto maps.