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1878 Gray Map or Plan of San Francisco, California

San Francisco.

1878 Gray Map or Plan of San Francisco, California


Early plan of San Francisco City, California.



San Francisco.
  1878 (undated)    16 x 12.5 in (40.64 x 31.75 cm)     1 : 35500


This is a beautiful 1878 Gray map or plan of the city of San Francisco, California. It covers the entire city from Visitation Valley north to Presidio Park. The map is extremely detailed, showing individual streets, important buildings parks, cemeteries, schools, piers, railways and other important landmarks. Various topographical details are also included with elevation shown by hachure. This map was included in the 1878 edition of Ormando Gray’s National Atlas.


Ormando W. Gray (fl. 1860 – 1880) was a mid to late 19th century map publisher with offices in New York City, Philadelphia, PA, and Danielsonville, Connecticut. He was trained a civil engineer and surveyor. Gray's first commercial atlas was an 1869 survey of Windhamd and Toland counties, Connecticut. His most important work seems to have been done in conjunction with other, more prominent map publishers, including Henry Walling and G.W. and C.B. Colton. Gray is best known for his state and county atlases, though did, with his sons, also independently issued at least two national atlases in the late 1870s.


Gray, O., The National Atlas. Containing Elaborate Topographical Maps Of The United States And The Dominion of Canada…, (Washington), 1878.    


Very good. Minor spotting. Minor creasing near left border along height of map.


Rumsey 3888.050.
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