City And County Of San Francisco. Compiled From Official Surveys And Sectionalized In Accordance With U.S. Surveys. Drawn By V. Wackenreuder, C.E. 1861. Published By Henry G. Langley For the San Francisco Directory. Entered ... 1861 By Henry G. Langley ... California. Britton & Co. Print. (with 3 inset maps of the Farrallon Islands) (Raster Image)
- Rumsey, David, 1944- and Langley, Henry G.
- This layer is a georeferenced image of a map of San Francisco County (1861). This map shows the western and southern parts of the peninsula, with the land grants, and full topography. Also shows the northern part of San Mateo County and a small part of Marin County. Three insets show the Farrallon Islands. The historic map layers in the Google Earth Rumsey Map Collection have been selected by David Rumsey from his large collection of historical maps, as well as some from other collections with which he collaborates. All the maps contain rich information about the past and represent a sampling of time periods, scales, and cartographic art, resulting in visual history stories that only old maps can tell. Each map has been georeferenced by Rumsey, thus creating unique digital map images that allow the old maps to appear in their correct places on the modern globe. Some of the maps fit perfectly in their modern spaces, while othersgenerally earlier period mapsreveal interesting geographical misconceptions of their time. Cultural features on the maps can be compared to the modern satellite views using the slider bars to adjust transparency. The result is an exploration of time as well as space, a marriage of historic cartographic masterpieces with innovative contemporary software tools.
- Cartography Associates
- San Francisco (Calif.) and Farallon Islands (Calif.)
- Historical geography, City blocks, and Imagery and Base Maps
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