DeFoy, Francis (mapmaker).
San Francisco. 1936.
Color lithographic pictographic / pictorial map, 20 1/4 x 45 1/2 inches, professionally mounted on linen. Light wear to edges (minimized by linen backing). Very good condition. Striking stylised panorama of San Francisco by Francis de Foy highlighting the future Golden Gate International Exposition of 1939 with Treasure Island pictured at upper right. Areas of San Francisco illustrated with figures and buildings include the Mission, Golden Gate Park, Chinatown, Nob Hill and Sutro Heights. An unusual and particularly attractive pictorial map with fine lithographic printing. The poster was apparently issued by the City of San Francisco to promote tourism: "Every human sense responds to the cosmopolitan appeals which San Francisco lays at their visitors' feet. The panorama of her hills rising from encircling blue waters, of the two huge bridges spanning the Bay, of the 1939 Exposition taking shape on the man-made island, is your introduction to the delightful things to see and to do that lie within the city itself...San Francisco invites you to share its pleasures and to visit the Golden Gate International Exposition and Pageant of the Pacific in 1939." The only WorldCat holding is at Stanford University (the David Rumsey Map Center). Item #41565