Scarce pocket map by the famous August Chevalier.

The up to date map of San Francisco: from latest U. S. Gov. and official surveys.


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SKU: NL-00668 Category:
Cartographer(s): August Chevalier
Date: 1915
Place: San Francisco
Dimensions: 57 x 51 cm (22 x 20.5 in)
Condition Rating: VG


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.


August Chevalier

Augustus Chevalier issued a number of fine maps of San Francisco, including a monumental wall map. By the early 20th century, his maps of San Francisco were perhaps the best known and respected of the city.

Condition Description

General wear, especially at the edges and where the booklet is still attached. Soft folds visible.