4 San Francisco water supply maps

Four 1875 city water supply maps for San Francisco, engraved by the famous George Baker.

Date: 1875
Place: San Francisco
Technique: Lithograph
Coloring: Uncolored
Dimensions: See details
Condition Rating: VG

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Description

These four water supply maps were commissioned by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1875, and consist of surveys carried out by well-known engineer T. R. Allardt. They depict water supply systems at Clear Lake, Spring Valley Reservoirs, Blue Lakes Reservoirs, and Calaveras Reservoir.

The maps were engraved by the famous lithographer George Baker at 103 Montgomery Street in San Francisco.

1. City Water Supply Map of Clear Lake From Surveys made under the direction of the Board of Supervisors of the City of San Francisco by T. R. Scowden, Chief Engineer of City Water Supply (19 x 8 in)

2. City Water Supply Map of Blue Lakes Reservoirs From Surveys made under the direction of the Board of Supervisors of the City of San Francisco by T. R. Scowden, Chief Engineer of City Water Supply (18.5 x 8 in)

3. City Water Supply Map of Spring Valley Reservoirs From Surveys made under the direction of the Board of Supervisors of the City of San Francisco by T. R. Scowden, Chief Engineer of City Water Supply (31 x 8 in)

4. City Water Supply Map of Calaveras Reservoir From Surveys made under the direction of the Board of Supervisors of the City of San Francisco by T. R. Scowden, Chief Engineer of City Water Supply (18 x 8 in)

Condition Description

Generally good, soft folds and some wear along the margins - see images.

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