Isador Laurent Deroy's birdseye map of San Francisco c. 1860. Image courtesy of

Do you like maps? Do you like softly colored views of our fair city from yesteryear?

Of course you do. You love this city with all your heart, including its rich history and its beautiful, haphazard layout. So check out these sweet maps of bygone San Francisco, courtesy of the Big Map Blog.

Map of San Francisco (1852)

Birdseye Map (1860)

Railroad Map of San Francisco (1874)

Goddard’s Map of San Francisco (1876)

Miniature Map of San Francisco (1879)

Seriously, how cool are these?

Mateo Hoke

Arts & Culture reporter at Mission Local @MrSurrealista

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