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1945 Sullivan Pictorial View or Map of the San Francisco Bay Area, California

Within the Golden Gate. - Main View

1945 Sullivan Pictorial View or Map of the San Francisco Bay Area, California


Stanford and the University of California Berkeley.


Within the Golden Gate.
  1945 (undated)     11 x 33 in (27.94 x 83.82 cm)


This is a c. 1945 Ray Sullivan pictorial view or map of the San Francisco Bay Area, California. Overlooking the Bay Area from a fictional point above the Pacific Ocean, the view illustrates the region from north of Sonoma County south to Gilroy and east as far as Antioch. Sullivan uses color to identify four different 'economic' zones: recreational (pink), industrial (orange), agricultural (green), and residential (gray). Ranches, farms, hunting areas, and the Calistoga Hot Springs appear in the inland agricultural areas. The recreational zone is confined to the coast and the Russian River valley. Historic missions, vineyards, and the Muir Woods are identified within this region. The industrial areas appear along the shores of San Francisco Bay, Suisun Bay, and Grizzly Bay, and shipyards, oil refineries, and the Pan American Airbase appear here. The residential zones are in San Francisco, Palo Alto, Santa Clara, and Oakland. The region's most celebrated institutions, including the University of California Berkeley, Stanford University, and Mills College, are all identified.
Publication History and Census
This map was created and published by Raymond Sullivan c. 1945. We note only one other cataloged example in private hands. This piece is not cataloged in OCLC.


Raymond Sullivan (1903 - 1983) was an American artist. Born in the Chicago area, Sullivan's father left him and his mother when he was and went to Los Angeles. Not long after, Sullivan and his mother went to Los Angeles to hopefully find his father. It was during his childhood in Los Angeles that Sullivan decided to pursue a career in the arts. Sullivan and his mother moved to San Francisco at some point during his childhood, where he attended the Mark Hopkins School of Art. After his studies there, Sullivan relocated to Paris to study at the Academie Julienne. He soon found himself splitting his time between Paris and San Francisco. At the outbreak of World War II, Sullivan and his family permanently relocated to San Francisco where Sullivan continued his career as an artist. More by this mapmaker...


Very good. Exhibits light wear along original fold lines. Text and printed photos on verso.