Bull, W.H.

Antique Birdseye View Map of San Francisco

City of San Francisco Showing Various Points of Interest

DESCRIPTION: Scarce large antique map or bird's-eye view of San Francisco, California showing the street layout as it existed in 1911. A search of the Internet finds no map with by Bulland title. Suggest you verify.

Key at bottom lists 31 points of interest including the Union Ferry Depot, the Southern Pacific Depot, St. Francis Hotel, Mission Dolores and locations of nine churches. Other labeled features include the Presidio, Fort Miley Park, Golden Gate Park, Buena Vista Park, Twin Peaks, Cliff House, and Telegraph Hill. Ferry routes are shown from the Union Ferry Depot to numerous points including Sacramento, Alameda, Oakland, and Berkeley, California.

Published after the great earthquake and subsequent fire of 1906 the map was issued by the California General Committee of the 13th International Sunday School Convention (June 20-27, 1911) to registrants at the convention. Verso contains photos and descriptions of regional points of interest.

San Francisco commercial artist William Howell Bull (1861-1940) was a Bull’s colorful illustrations graced the pages of books and magazines of the early 1900s. His work can also be found in the pages of the University of California yearbook, the Blue and Gold via Anthony Bruce and Facebook.

Bull moved to California from New York in the late 1800s. In 1893, Bull organized a trip with three other men to explore and sketch the south fork of Kings River. In 1901, Bull became a resident of San Mateo where he lived for the rest of his life and a year later co-founded the California Society of Artists as an alternative to the earlier established San Francisco Art Association. Around 1915, he worked as a commercial artist for the Southern Pacific Railroad, and also provided illustrations to Pacific Electric, Sunset magazine, and Stanford University. Bull’s rare landscape paintings typically feature scenic areas in Northern California.




BODY OF WATER: San Francisco Bay

CONDITION: Fair.  Several folds as issued. Two small brown spots in the center of the map with minor image loss at the bottom spot. Repaired tears at the folds.



SIZE: 18 " x 27 "


PRICE: $675


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