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Lovely Britton & Rey lithograph of Golden Gate Park

Place/Date: San Francisco / 1893
$750.
Title: Map Showing Golden Gate Park, the Avenue and Buena Vista Park. Scale 400 ft. to 1 inch.
Technique
Chromolithograph
Dimensions
135 x 24 cm (53 x 10 in)
Identifier
NL-00329
Coloring
Original color
Condition Rating
VG

Description

Large-scale map of Golden Gate Park, with nearby Buena Vista Park and the Panhandle. The more built-up eastern end of the park contains the Conservatory, a children’s playground, the Garfield Monument, a ball park, and a casino.

Probably originally from a Municipal Report.

Cartographer(s)

Britton & Rey

Joseph Britton (1825 – July 18, 1901) was a lithographer, the co-founder of prominent San Francisco lithography studio Britton and Rey, and a civic leader in San Francisco, serving as a member of 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 known as the premier lithographic and engraving studio of the Gold Rush era, producing letter sheets, maps, and artistic prints.

Condition Description

Lower left corner clipped off, likely as issued for folding into a volume; some neat tape repairs on verso, very good.

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