1989 San Francisco Oz by the Bay

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By: Rob Zell Breier

Date: 1989 (Published)

Original Size: 23.75 x 36.6 inches (60.33 x 93 cm)

This is a fine print reproduction of a lively pictorial vintage map of San Francisco that presents the city as ‘Oz by the Bay’ Its four corners feature vignettes of four principal characters of the novel including the Tin Man, the Lion, the Scarecrow, and a witch who appears to be of the ‘good’ variety.

Rather than being a guide for getting about the city, the map is more of a group of myriad colorful advertisements focusing on private businesses which were thriving at the time. In addition, a number of well-known landmarks are depicted. The resulting work is something of a time capsule rendered in whimsical style.

From iconic restaurants featuring cuisines from around the world, to Haight-Ashbury and Symphony Hall; from Maud’s bar, which claims to be the oldest bar in the world for women, to numerous places and businesses for people seeking company of a specific sexual orientation, the map’s illustrations and landmarks reflect a relaxed and tolerant perspective regarding lifestyle.

Inventory #11307

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About Our Reproductions
- The product listed is a high resolution, printed reproduction of the original map. 
- The prints are of giclée quality. They are made using a twelve ink, color printer on  acid-free, archival paper. Colors are guaranteed to last without fading for over 100 years. 
Sizing Information
- The available size options are aimed to fit standard size frames. This will not apply for all maps and sizing options.
- The dimensions give are approximate and may vary by up to .5 inches.
- All of our maps will include an extra margin of 0.5 - 1 inch for matting purposes.
- We do not alter the ratio of H x W dimensions of the map as that would diminish the integrity of our reproduction's resemblance of the original work.
Paper Information 
- Our paper is referred to as a Premium Archival Matte (230 gsm). This heavyweight paper is smooth to the touch, neutral-white, acid-free for a longer print life and features an instant-dry coating that resists fingerprints and smudging.


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