Guide Map of Golden Gate Park San Francisco, California.


Date: 1956
Place: San Francisco
Dimensions: 43 x 28 cm (17 x 11 in)
Condition Rating: VG

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1956 Ted Hubbard map of Golden Gate Park.


This is an illustrated map of Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, issued in 1956 by the Hubbard Advertising Agency. Following Ted Hubbard’s distinctive graphic style, the map mixes wit and research to paint a picture of this exceptional American urban park.

Golden Gate Park in San Francisco is a vast and historic park constructed in the 1870s. Among its features, we see the Conservatory of Flowers, one of the oldest buildings in the park. Situated across from each other across the Music Concourse are the original De Young Museum, which was damaged in the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, and the California Academy of Sciences with the old Steinhart Aquarium.

Other prominent areas include Strybing Arboretum (now known as the San Francisco Botanical Garden), the Japanese Tea GardenKezar StadiumStow Lake, and more. At the western end of the park, we find Beach Chalet and Ocean BeachChildren’s Playground and Carousel, one of the oldest public playgrounds in the United States, the Dutch and Murphy Windmills, and the Polo Fields are also all indicated.

A fabulous and scarce work of San Francisco cartography and history.


Alva "Ted" Hubbard (Hubbard Advertising Agency)

Ted Hubbard (1899 — 1989) was born in Michigan in 1899. He spent much of his youth in Southern California, and attended the University of California at Berkeley, majoring in Political Science.

Hubbard’s work spans more than five decades, and consists mainly of hand-drawn pen & ink illustrations of Marin County, San Francisco, and Oakland. While there is no record of Ted ever receiving formal training in the graphic arts, his native ability and enthusiasm coupled with his lifelong love of news and illustration were major contributing factors in the development of his skills.

Some of Ted’s works were commissioned by Military and Parks Departments. Others were self-funded and focused on the Bay Area’s rapidly-growing local communities. Ted would sell advertising in his illustrations, then work with the local Chambers of Commerce to promote local businesses.

Condition Description

Good to Very good. Some wear and toning along fold lines.