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U.S. Coast Survey A.D. Bache, Superintendent, City Of San Francisco And Its Vicinity California. From a Trigonometrical Survey by R.D. Cutts, Assistant. Topography by A.F. Rodgers Sub-assistant. Hydrography by the Party under the command of Lieut. James Alden U.S.N. Asst. 1853. U.S. Coast Survey Office. Price 50 Cents. Verified I.I. Stevens ... No. 627. Outlines and Topography engraved by Max. F.O. Strobel; Lettering by E.F. Woodward (Raster Image)

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Description:
This layer is a georeferenced image of a map of San Francisco originally created by the U.S. Coast Survey in 1853. The original chart map appeared in the Coast Survey's Annual Report (1853). 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.
Publisher:
Cartography Associates
Place(s):
San Francisco (Calif.), San Francisco Bay Area (Calif.), and San Francisco Bay (Calif.)
Subject(s):
Historical geography, Nautical charts, and Imagery and Base Maps
Year:
1853
Held by:
Stanford
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