THOMAS BROS. SAN FRANCISCO - OAKLAND BAY BRIDGE EDITION[.] MAP OF SAN FRANCISCO OAKLAND AND BERKLEY AND ALSO ALAMEDA, PIEDMONT[,] SAN LEANDRO, EMERYVILLE AND ALBANY [cover title]. [Oakland, California]: Thomas Bros., n.d. [1936?]. Large street maps, 75x102 cm, folded to 25x13 cm, with map of San Francisco on recto and East Bay cities on verso, both maps surrounded by ads for local businesses and transportation companies. "Thomas Bros. Maps was established in Oakland in 1915 by cartographer George Coupland Thomas and his two brothers. What began as a company that made wall maps expanded into block, community and tourist maps. In 1940, the company moved to Los Angeles at 257 S. Spring St. ... [Thomas Bros. main product was] fold-up maps that could fit into a 1940s men's suit pocket. In 1945 they started the book format ... sized to fit inside a glove compartment" (Natalie Chudnovsky, 2018). The company was sold to Rand McNally in 1998. Splits along several folds, mostly near edges, very good overall. OCLC locates only the Bancroft Library copy. (#169131).

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