1974 Lamm Pictorial Bird's Eye View Map of the San Francisco Bay Area

kntv…the way to san jose. - Main View

1974 Lamm Pictorial Bird's Eye View Map of the San Francisco Bay Area


Published by a Bay Area television station.


kntv…the way to san jose.
  1974 (dated)     13.5 x 29 in (34.29 x 73.66 cm)


This is a 1974 Warren Lamm pictorial bird's-eye view map of the San Francisco Bay Area promoting the KNTV television station of San Jose, California. The view depicts from Sausalito to Salinas and from Hollister to the Pacific. Wonderfully illustrated, San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose are among the highlighted cities. Palo Alto, San Mateo, Berkeley, Capitola, Santa Cruz, Monterey, and Salinas are also labeled, as are numerous others. Every city is illustrated by its most famous landmarks: San Francisco by streetcars, Berkeley by the University of California, Palo Alto by Stanford University, and, of course, San Jose by a gigantic KNTV sign. The Golden Gate Bridge and the Oakland Bay Bridge, regional landmarks and engineering marvels, are also illustrated. Orange hills in the background round out the piece's fantastic aesthetic.
Publication History and Census
This map was designed and illustrated by Warren Lamm and published by KNTV in 1974. This piece is not cataloged in the OCLC and we are unaware of any other surviving examples.


Warren Edgar Lamm (August 7, 1937 - Present) was an American artist and illustrator. Born in Walnut Park, California, Lamm attended the Chuvinard Art Institute, graduating in 1958, and San Jose State University, receiving a Bachelor's degree in 1963. Lamm soon found a job as a staff artist for San Jose-based KNTV-Channel 11, a position he held from 1963 until 1968 when he was promoted to art director. He worked as the art director for KNTV until 1976, when he accepted a position at KRON-Channel 4 in San Francisco as a senior designer, which he held until 1993. More by this mapmaker...


Very good. Even overall toning. Blank on verso.


Reps, John, Views and Viewmakers of Urban America (University of Missouri, Columbia, 1984), #1369.