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San Francisco in Maps & Views

by Sally B. Woodbridge

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This appears to be a very useful work, with many historical maps and views of San Francisco over the years. The confusion over the author's surname (Woodbrige in many places including cover and title page, but Woodbridge in others - the latter appears to be correct) does not lend great confidence to the care in proofreading. The book was printed and bound in China, so English was probably not the first language of people who worked on it at the printers. Still, the illustrations are the chief value of the book, and they presumably were prepared in the United States. ( )
  LarryMcc | Nov 7, 2009 |
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San Francisco in Maps documents the evolution of this fascinating and beautiful city through 72 breathtaking antiquarian maps, spanning four centuries. The gorgeous maps, many of them hand colored and rarely seen, bring alive the history of this vibrant city. These maps range from the early days when they served to aid ship navigation of this unfamiliar and frequently foggy harbor; to the gold rush era in the mid-1800s, when the city's population grew exponentially and it saw the beginnings of neighborhoods like Chinatown, many of which persist to today; to the period before and after the great earthquake of 1906, which destroyed 80 percent of the city, and from out of which modern San Francisco emerged.

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