A Pictorial Map of Palo Alto and the San Francisco Peninsula

1950s pictographic map and promotional pamphlet for Palo Alto, CA, the “University City.”

Date: ca. 1950
Place: Palo Alto
Coloring: Old color
Dimensions: 53 x 41 cm (21 x 16.2 in)
Condition Rating: VG

Out of stock

Description

This bird’s-eye-view shows the Bay Area from a deliberately skewed perspective designed to emphasize the city of Palo Alto and Stanford University. It is surrounded by photographic vignettes of buildings and areas in Palo Alto, including the famous Stanford Memorial Church.

Past and present are depicted on either side of a cartouche with the words “Romantic Spanish Heritage” — to the left a band of Spanish horseman, to the right an airlines, speeding train, and automobiles.

Condition Description

Folding map.

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