Britton and Rey

Map of the City of San Francisco

Map of the City of San Francisco Published by Britton and Rey, Lithographers… (In) San Francisco Municipal Reports for the Fiscal Year 1862-'63

DESCRIPTION: Fine lithographed map of San Francisco, California with red overprinted circles at 1/4 mile intervals bound into the annual report described below. Stated by another dealer as "rare" and "one of the earliest maps of San Francisco published in the city."

Only 2 sales of these rare antebellum Britton & Rey lithographed maps are recorded in AMPR, only one previous sale of the red-overprinted edition. 2nd. ed. Originally issued in 1846, but not dated within; comparison to the first edition shows no differences except for red over-printing. Neither sale included the bound report. Britton & Rey were located on Montgomery Street at the corner with Commercial Street between 1854 and 1858 (Peters, California on Stone, p. 162).

Frontispiece shows a plan, "Diagram of the Chamber of the Board of Supervisors, 1863. H.P. Coon, President

The gilt-edged report into which the map is bound: " San Francisco Municipal Reports for the Fiscal Year 1862-'63" published at the orders of the Board of Supervisors. San Francisco: Printed at Charles F. Robbins & Company. No 417 Clay Street, between Sansome and Battery. 1863. Contains reports from City Auditors, City Surveyor and other department heads and city officials. 6" W x 9" H. Binding tight. Original covers with binders identification inside the front cover at top left: Bartling & Kimball, Binders, 505 Clay Street, San Francisco.

Spine (poor with 1" missing) reads: Municipal Reports, San Francisco 1862-663. Cover (good) reads: "Presented by the City of San Francisco."

CREATOR: Britton and Rey



BODY OF WATER: San Francisco Bay

CONDITION: Very Good.  Folds. On thin, crisp near card stock. Excellent presentation with a pinhole at fold intersection and minor repair from verso at the binder's tab. Ample margins. Folds have relatively little wear. Pages clean. Map very clean.

COLORING: Red litho overprinting.


SIZE: 13 " x 15 "


PRICE: $2200


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