You can find on this page the San Francisco old map to print and to download in PDF. The San Francisco historical map and the vintage map of San Francisco present the past and evolutions of the city of San Francisco in USA.
Old San Francisco was founded in 1776 by colonists from Spain who built a fort and a mission in San Francisco as mentioned in the map. The old San Francisco means Saint Francis in Spanish.

San Francisco historical map

Map of San Francisco historical

The San Francisco old map shows evolutions of San Francisco city. This historical map of San Francisco will allow you to travel in the past and in the history of San Francisco in USA. The San Francisco ancient map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.

The historical traces of human occupation in the territory of the present city of San Francisco date back to about 3,000 years BC as you can see in San Francisco historical map. The earliest known inhabitants of the San Francisco Bay Area are the Ohlone Indians (an Indian term meaning "the people of the west"). San Francisco thus took off with the gold rush of 1848-1849, welcoming emigrants in search of the precious ore.

Curiously, it was only in the 18th century that the bay of Historical San Francisco itself was discovered by Spanish missionaries: hidden by fog, it had escaped previous investigations. Saint Francis of Assisi being the patron saint of these religious, San Francisco takes the name of San Francisco. The historical paths of San Francisco was still only a tiny village when, one day, some 220 km away, John Marshall brought his boss, the Swiss John Sutter, the first gold nugget (see San Francisco historical map).

San Francisco historical Bay was inhabited by Indian tribes for thousands of years as its shown in San Francisco historical map. When the Spanish came, tribes like the Mojave and others who spoke the Yuma language were already living in San Francisco. On 28th September 1542, the Spaniard Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo was the first European to set foot on San Francisco soil.

San Francisco vintage map

Map of San Francisco antique

The San Francisco vintage map give a unique insight into the history and evolution of San Francisco city. This vintage map of San Francisco with its antique style will allow you to travel in the past of San Francisco in USA. The San Francisco vintage map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.

It is extraordinary that the vintage site of San Francisco should have been explored first by land instead of from the sea, for San Francisco vintage Bay is one of the most splendid natural harbours of the world, yet great captains and explorers Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo (1542–43), Sir Francis Drake (1579), and Sebastián Vizcaíno (1602) sailed unheeding past the entrance in San Francisco (see San Francisco vintage map).

Because thick fog banks usually obscure the narrow entrance to the bay, the vintage area where San Francisco now stands and the adjacent natural harbor remained undiscovered by seafaring adventurers for more than two hundred years after the original Spanish explorers found San Francisco as its mentioned in San Francisco vintage map. It was left to an overland expedition of Spanish soldiers from Mexico to stumble upon the vintage bay of San Francisco by accident in 1769 while trying to reach Monterey.

The fog that rolls in off the Pacific Ocean hid the present-day vintage site of San Francisco from Spanish conquistadors for two centuries after they first discovered San Francisco as its mentioned in San Francisco vintage map. A small party of explorers traveling overland from Mexico toward Canada and led by Sergeant José Ortega first stumbled on the vintage area of San Francisco in 1769, and settlement began in 1776.