Historical Maps of San Francisco

Journey back in time with 40 historical maps of San Francisco, dating from 1895 to present day. Explore and discover the history of San Francisco through detailed topographic maps, featuring cities, landmarks, and geographical changes. Dive deeper into each map with our interactive high-resolution viewer and extensive library data. Every map in our collection is also available for purchase as a framed or unframed museum-quality print for those interested interested in bringing a part of history into their home. Begin your historical adventure now!
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  1. 1895 Map of San Francisco, CA
    1895 Map of San Francisco, CA
    1895 San Francisco
    Originally titled "San Francisco 1895"
    Published 1895
  2. 1899 Map of San Francisco, CA
    1899 Map of San Francisco, CA
    1899 San Francisco
    Originally titled "San Francisco 1899"
    Published 1899
  3. 1899 Map of San Francisco, CA, 1900 Print
    1899 Map of San Francisco, CA, 1900 Print
    1899 San Francisco
    Originally titled "San Francisco 1899"
    Published 1900
  4. 1899 Map of San Francisco, CA, 1904 Print
    1899 Map of San Francisco, CA, 1904 Print
    1899 San Francisco
    Originally titled "San Francisco 1899"
    Published 1904
  5. 1899 Map of San Francisco, CA, 1906 Print
    1899 Map of San Francisco, CA, 1906 Print
    1899 San Francisco
    Originally titled "San Francisco 1899"
    Published 1906
  6. 1899 Map of San Francisco, CA, 1908 Print
    1899 Map of San Francisco, CA, 1908 Print
    1899 San Francisco
    Originally titled "San Francisco 1899"
    Published 1908
  7. 1899 Map of San Francisco, CA, 1911 Print
    1899 Map of San Francisco, CA, 1911 Print
    1899 San Francisco
    Originally titled "San Francisco 1899"
    Published 1911
  8. 1899 Map of San Francisco, CA, 1914 Print
    1899 Map of San Francisco, CA, 1914 Print
    1899 San Francisco
    Originally titled "San Francisco 1899"
    Published 1914
  9. 1915 Map of San Francisco, CA
    1915 Map of San Francisco, CA
    1915 San Francisco
    Originally titled "San Francisco 1915"
    Published 1915
  10. 1915 Map of San Francisco, CA
    1915 Map of San Francisco, CA
    1915 San Francisco
    Originally titled "San Francisco 1915"
    Published 1915
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Frequently asked questions about San Francisco historical maps

  • Can I purchase a physical print of a historical map of San Francisco?

    Yes! Every map in our collection can be purchased as a museum-quality print that we meticulously lay out by hand to ensure the highest quality final product. We offer a variety of sizes and prints can be either framed or unframed. Explore purchase options by clicking the "Buy Print" button on any map page.

  • Why are historical maps of San Francisco important for research and professional purposes?

    Historical maps of San Francisco offer a unique perspective on an area's past, making them invaluable for environmental consultants, surveyors, legal professionals, geneologists, historians, and hobbyists alike. They are used in environmental site assessments, lot line research, and land dispute resolution.

  • What types of historical maps are available for San Francisco?

    Our diverse collection includes detailed topographic maps from the United States Geological Survey's Historical Topographic Map Collection as well as from a variety of public and private collections we've sourced, each providing a unique glimpse into San Francisco's past. We'll soon begin to offer historical aerial images as well.

  • What advanced features do you offer for professional use?

    We offer advanced features including 3D terrain visualization, georeferencing, customizeable base maps, multi-layering capabilities, and annotation tools. These features allow for in-depth analysis, customization, and report building utilizing our historical map collection.

  • How can I find a specific historical map of San Francisco?

    Our platform has over 185,000 fully digitized and interactive maps, and 40 maps available specifically for San Francisco. You can easily filter and search by address, place, date, scale, or landmark to find the specific map they need, or browse our collection by city, county, and state.

  • How can I contribute a historical map of San Francisco that's not in your collection?

    We welcome contributions! If you have a map that isn't in our collection, reach out to us at hello@pastmaps.com. We can assist with digitizing individual maps or entire collections.

  • What is the oldest map of San Francisco in your collection?

    The oldest map of San Francisco in our collection is from 1895.

  • How can I download a map of San Francisco?

    Every map in our collection can be freely downloaded as a high-resolution GeoTIFF or GeoPDF file. You can use this file with mapping software or print it out for personal use.