This is a very rare map of San Francisco's Chinatown in 1885. Chinatown at that time was part of the notorious Barbary Coast area, named after the dangerous ports of call on the shores of the Mediterranean.

My very special thanks to Isabelle Fritz Cope for generously allowing me to handle and scan this fragile important document. The original is framed and hanging at the BIG 4 Restaurant
in the Huntington Hotel, 1075 California Street on Nob Hill in San Francisco.
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