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Historic Map - San Francisco, CA - 1878

The city of San Francisco. Birds eye view from the bay looking south-west. Sketched & drawn by C.R. Parsons.

The city of San Francisco was incorporated in 1850, and later grew to become one of the most famous cities in the US. The California Gold Rush in 1848 saw the city's population increase from 1,000 to 25,000 over the course of a year. This beautiful map provides a look back to the early beginnings of the city. Complete reference list below.

Features numbered & lettered references to the following locations:

  1. Hunters Point.
  2. Point San Quentin
  3. Long Bridge
  4. Rope Works
  5. Bay View Race Course
  6. Potrero
  7. Mission Bay
  8. Catholic Orphan Asylum
  9. Magdalen Asylum
10. S.P. & C.P.R.R. Depots & Bldg
11. Pacific Mail S.S. Co's Wharf
12. South Park
13. Woodwards Gardens
14. S.F. Assaying Works
15. Rincon Hill
16. Reservoir
17. Orphan Asylum
18. Alms House
19. Mechanics Pavilion
20. St. Lukes Hospital
21. U.S. Mint
22. City Hall
23. Howard St.
24. M.E. Church
25. Baldwins Hotel & Opera House
26. Selby Shot Tower
27. Lick House
28. Union Square
29. Trinity Church
30. Masonic Temple
31. Occidental Hotel
32. Marine Hospital
33. Palace Hotel
34. Cosmopolitan Hotel
35. Grand Hotel
36. Oriental Block
37. Seamens Bethel
38. Oakland Ferry, C.P.R.R.
39. Golden Gate Park
40. Jewish Synagogue
42. Agricultural Park & Race Course
43. Lone Mountain
44. Calvary Cemetery
45. Clay Hill
46. Res. Mark Hopkins Esq.
47. Res. Chas Crocker Esq.
48. 1st Presbyterian Church
49. 1st M.E. Church
50. Res. Gov Stanford
51. Portsmouth Square
52. Safe Deposit Co's Bldg
53. Post Office & Custom House
54. Bay of San Francisco
55. Laurel Hill Cemetery
56. Hayes Valley
57. Larkin St. Presbyterian Church
58. St. Francis Church
59. Sugar Refinery
60. Cliff House
61. Point Loeos
62. Mountain Lake
63. St. Bridgets Church
64. Washington Square
65. Telegraph Hill
66. India Docks
67. Persido Barracks - Military Reservation
68. R.C. Convent
69. Toland Medical College
70. Floating Dry Dock
71. Point Bonita
72. Fort Point
73. Golden Gate
74. Lime Point
75. Black Point Fortification
76. Pioneer Mills
77. Sebly's Smelting Works

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1W-CA-SF-1878-S 24" x 17" 2 lbs $29.95 add to basket
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1W-CA-SF-1878-L 42" x 31" 4 lbs $59.95 add to basket
1W-CA-SF-1878-XL 58" x 42" 4 lbs $79.95 add to basket

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