San Francisco, Cal. Published by Britton & Rey, nd [ca. 1852]. 23.5 x 28.5 cm. sheet, map 21 x 26 cm., printed on thin blue-grey paper. Vignette of building at lower right, captioned: "Page Bacon & Co. / Adams & Co." Yerba Buena Cemetery and 'Addition of Mission' are shown, along with public squares, street names, lot numbers of the city, and the original shoreline. Near the marked "Gov't Street Reserve" is an annotation "canal contemplated by Gov't 75 feet wide with bonded warehouse at lf. side." OCLC locates four copies (Institute of Govt. Studies, Lawrence Berkeley Lab Library, California-Berkeley, Yale). Creased from folding, some separations along two folds, small burn hole along upper margin (from an old mounting nail?), and a few nicks to side margins, not affecting map. A nice copy overall. Item #59858
STREETER 3885: "The date was derived from comparisons with the B.F. Butler map of 1852 and the Zakreski map of 1853. (TWS lot 3887) Jolson is not shown as planked in this or the Butler map but is in Zakreski's. "C" on the key is, here, the Temporary Custom House, where Butler calls it the Custon House. Zakreski also calls it the Temporary Custom House, and indicates as "D" a New Custom House which neither this nor Butler has. Two theaters have been added beside the key here, where none are shown by Butler and four by Zakreski." CALIFORNIA ON STONE, p.83: "The firm of Britton & Rey was undoubtedly the largest producer of lithographs in California. The two men were the Currier & Ives of the West, resembling that famous combination not only in the volume of their production but in their personal relationship as well."