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Datum der Auktion: 02.05.2019

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Hucksters to rebuild San Francisco

[1], 90, [2] pp. Two folded panoramic views of the city following the catastrophe, tipped in at front. (8vo) publisher's orange cloth stamped in gilt, lettered in black. First Edition. A promotional piece for Mississippi Wire Glass Co. in the wake of the catastrophe. Chapter headings include "New

Los #: 91

Schätzpreis: 200 $ - 300 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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1910 Photo, San Francisco Twin Peaks Tunnel organizers

14½x19½” photograph, on 20x26” backing board, of a group of seven men - W.B.Bush, Louis H. Peterson, A.G.Allen, Charles T. McEnery, C.F.Adams, Henry Becker, and George S. Long – captioned in ink, “Twin Peaks Tunnel Improvement Convention Organizers, April 18, 1910”. This photograph represents the

Los #: 92

Schätzpreis: 200 $ - 300 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Color panoramic photographs of San Francisco 1906-1914

Photochromic panoramic views of San Francisco. Each measuring 13.7x90 cm (5¼x35½").. Includes: "The Burning City, San Francisco, 10 A.M. April 18th 1906." No photographer or publisher information. Residue of spill on left; edgewear; otherwise very good. "The Ruins of San Francisco, May 1906." 2

Los #: 93

Schätzpreis: 200 $ - 300 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Map No. 2 of SF Tide Lands to be sold at auction 1869

Photostatic reproduction (?) on paper of original George H. Baker lithographed map. 56x29 cm (22x11½"). Linen-backed and attached to wooden dowels for hanging. Detailed map of tide lands "to be sold at auction by order of the Board of Tide Land Commissioners by Talbert & Leet. Sale to commence

Los #: 94

Schätzpreis: 300 $ - 500 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Map of San Francisco 1873

Lithographed map. 43.3x50.4 cm (17x19¾"). Scarce map of San Francisco showing the development of the western reaches, including Golden Gate Park (named simply "Park"), the Great High Way, the Ocean Race Course north of Lake Merced ("Laguna de la Mercedes"), various colleges, cemetaries now relegated

Los #: 95

Schätzpreis: 300 $ - 500 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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S.F. parade honoring working horses

104 pp. Illustrated from photographs & drawings; numerous advertisements. 25.7x17.5 cm (10¼x7"), original pictorial wrappers. Scarce program for the parade honoring, and and largely made up of, the working horse, at the time that motor vehicles were replacing them in their daily tasks. Amont the

Los #: 96

Schätzpreis: 400 $ - 600 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Precinct maps of San Francisco, 1932

Set of 10 (of 14?) color maps. 85x85 cm (33½x33!") or smaller, loose. Color maps showing streets, precincts and house numbering systems. OCLC/WorldCat lists only one set of these maps, a set of 14 at the California Historical Society. The election year of 1932 was, of course, pivotal, ushering in

Los #: 97

Schätzpreis: 1.200 $ - 1.800 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Bird's-eye view of gold rush San Francisco

Color lithographed bird's-eye view. 32.8x80.8 cm (13x31¾") plus title and key in lower margin, on sheet 51x86 cm (20x33¾"), Panoramic view of the small city of San Francisco, buildings slowly creeping up the hills, boats crowding the harbor. Drawn and first published in 1849, with a number of 19th

Los #: 98

Schätzpreis: 500 $ - 800 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Large map of San Francisco, 1959

Blueline map. 125x149 cm (49¼x58½"). Large, detailed map of San Francisco in the flush of the post-war boom. OCLC/WorldCat lists three copies of a smaller 1959 version, but none of this one at neraly twice the size. Due to the size and/or weight of this lot extra shipping and/or handling charges may

Los #: 99

Schätzpreis: 400 $ - 600 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Rare guide to San Francisco with maps, 1888

60 + [6] ad pp. With 7 maps, 1 of them folding. 16.7x10.5 cm. (6½x4¼, original brown cloth, paper cover label. First Edition. Scarce guide to San Francisco, with descriptions of the sights, scenes, points of interest, churches, theaters, clubs, etc., including a section on Chinatown. The folding map

Los #: 100

Schätzpreis: 700 $ - 1.000 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Early map of St. Francis Wood development S.F.

Color cadastral map. 29.2x27.4 cm (11½x10¾"). Rare real estate map of the housing development of St. Francis Wood, across Portola Avenue from the West Portal tunnel in San Francisco's Sunset District. The map is Oriented with north towards the left, and bounded by Yerba Buena Ave., St. Francis Park

Los #: 101

Schätzpreis: 600 $ - 900 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Carnival in San Francisco's North Beach, 1910

[22] pp. including wrappers, 6 leaves are on thicker paper (2 of them folding); 5 leaves are on thin paper, all of them folding. With photographs of Angelo I and Ermina I of the Kingdom of North Beach; numerous advertisements. 23.5x17.5 cm (9½x6¾"). Rare "Official Souvenir Program" for the

Los #: 102

Schätzpreis: 400 $ - 600 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Photogravures of the construction of the Golden Gate and Bay Bridges

15 photogravures. 24.5x31 cm. (9½x12½ in.), spiral bound wraps. Photogravures depicting the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge and the Bay Bridge in San Francisco. Book was "designed for limited distribution to construction minded men." No copies located in OCLC

Los #: 103

Schätzpreis: 300 $ - 500 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Scarce San Francisco view book with Taber photos

[6] leaves printed on recto only (including illustrated title page) + 23 plates witth halftones from photographs by Isaiah W. Taber and A.J. McDonald. 14.8x21.5 cm (6x8"), half cloth & illustrated boards. Scarce view book with photographs of the notable sights and scenes of the City by the Bay

Los #: 104

Schätzpreis: 500 $ - 800 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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S.F. Theatre program for patrotic pageant

[24] pp. Illustrated. 17.5x26.5 cm. (6¾x10½"), color pictorial wrappers, ribbon tie. Theatrical event in commemoration of the 113th anniversary of George Washington's Farewell Address. OCLC/WorldCat lists a 4-page program to the performance, but no copies of this elaborate illustrated souvenir

Los #: 105

Schätzpreis: 300 $ - 500 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Coast Survey map of San Francisco 1853

Engraved map. 63.5x45.8 cm. (25x18"). Important map of San Francisco and part of the Bay, with detail on elevations, houses, soundings, etc. This is a separate issue, engraved and on heavy paper, without folds. Coast Survey seal with price of 50 cents below and to the right of the title

Los #: 106

Schätzpreis: 300 $ - 500 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Panorama photograph of SF 1 year after earthquake and fire

Gelatin silver panoramic photograph. 23x160 cm (9x63") plus margins. Captioned and with photographer's imprint in the negative. Striking image showing the lingering devastation and rebuilding one year after the earthquake and fire

Los #: 107

Schätzpreis: 500 $ - 800 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Rare real estate map of Santa Barbara 1907

Printed map. 33.2x48 cm (13x19"). Rare real estate map of Santra Barbara, a cadastral map showing land ownership and block numbers. Issued as a promotional by H.G. Chase Real Estate, 728 State Street, Santa Barbara. OCLC/WorldCat lists four later issues of the map: two from 1913, one from 1915, and

Los #: 108

Schätzpreis: 700 $ - 1.000 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Santa Clara County 1915

[16] pp. Illustrated from photographs, map. (8vo), illustrated wrappers. Scarce Santa Clara County brochure with numerous photographs and a map of the area

Los #: 109

Schätzpreis: 200 $ - 300 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Santa Clara County, California. Souvenir 1897

48 pp. Full page and in-text black and white photo illustrations throughout, full page color map. (Oblong 4to), 23.5x31.5 cm (9½x12"), illustrated wrappers with cloth spine strip. Profusely illustrated. Includes illustrated section "Leland Stanford Jr. University." Scarce

Los #: 110

Schätzpreis: 200 $ - 300 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Have You Been To Santa Cruz County? 1915

[8] pp. Illustrated from photographs. 23x10 cm (9x4"), illustrated wrappers. Scarce advertising pamphlet for Santa Cruz County. Only 2 copies located at OCLC

Los #: 111

Schätzpreis: 200 $ - 300 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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The Irwin family of Santa Rosa, CA

Approx. 27 deeds & documents & 1 blueprint survey map. Most of the documents are lands deeds and transfer documents over near a century. the large survey map is of the Irwin estate, some 160 acres. The pioneer Irwin family (namsake of Irwin Lane in Santa Rosa) was influential in the community

Los #: 112

Schätzpreis: 400 $ - 600 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Santa Rosa, California 1926

14 panel pamphlet. Illustrated throughout from photographs, small map. 23x10 cm (9x4"), color illustrated wrappers. Scarce, profusely illustrated brochure on Santa Rosa. No previous auction records could be found, and only 3 copies located at OCLC

Los #: 113

Schätzpreis: 200 $ - 300 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Rare map of Sausalito, Cal.

Printed map, later(?) hand-coloring. 32x49 cm (12½x19¼"), on sheet 48.3x57.7 cm (19x22¾"). Map of Sausalito, just across the Golden Gate from San Francisco, issued compliments of the Sausalito Chamber of Commerce. On the back are two additional maps: "Map of Bay Counties"; and "Thomas Bros Map

Los #: 114

Schätzpreis: 500 $ - 800 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Shasta: The Keystone Of California Scenery

25 leaves with color illustrations by the author in the text throughout. (8vo) 22x18 cm (9x7"), original illustrated wrappers. Scarce and wonderfully illustrated volume on Mt. Shasta and the surrounding area. This copy ex libris The Humboldt County Historical Society, with it's stamp at the top of

Los #: 115

Schätzpreis: 200 $ - 300 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Sonoma County, California 1915

[18] pp. Color map, color illustrations throughout. 14.5x9 cm (6x3½"), original color wrappers. Scarce and brightly illustrated brochure on Sonoma County published by the Panama-Pacific International Exposition Commission

Los #: 116

Schätzpreis: 200 $ - 300 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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MS. map of Sonoma-Marin Railroad line, 1875

Ink manuscript map on draftng linen. 98.5x182 cm (38¾x71¾"). Rare manuscript map showing the route of the short-lived Sonoma-Marin Railroad, from Petaluma south into Marin County. Detailed are the town of Petaluma, the route along Petaluma Creek, various small settlements including Haystack

Los #: 117

Schätzpreis: 2.000 $ - 3.000 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Proposed railroad bridge across Suisun Bay 1912

Blueprint. 45x136 cm (17¾x54½"). Orignal blueprint for a proposed bridge over across Montesuma Slough, a tributary of Suisun Bay, part of the route of the twelve-hundred-volt electric line between San Francisco, Oakland, Danville, Pittsburg, and Sacramento. Plans and map of location were approved

Los #: 118

Schätzpreis: 600 $ - 900 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Newly built homes in Walnut Creek

]12] pp. including wrappers. Illustrated from drawings, architectural designs, and photographs. 23x30.5 cm (9x12"), pictorial wrappers. Promotional booklet for the new Mackay housing development in Walnut Creek, with designs for and drawings of six models of homes, each under $30,000, as indicated

Los #: 119

Schätzpreis: 300 $ - 500 $

Datum: 02.05.2019

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Airplane Map of Yosemite, c.1925

Single sheet, folding, with aerial view of Yosemite on one side, title and 3 panels of text on the other. Overall 23.2x40.5 cm (9x16"), folding to 23.2x10.2 cm (9x4"). Rare Yosemite promotional brochure with text descriptive of the scenic wonders and the available activities, and a marvelous

Los #: 120

Schätzpreis: 700 $ - 1.000 $

Datum: 02.05.2019