Gold Mountain, Big City
Ken Cathcart’s 1947 Illustrated Map of San Francisco’s Chinatown

$40.00

Available March 2020

 

This colorful and playful time capsule of San Francisco’s Chinatown contains the stories of the unique businesses, culture, and people encountered by map illustrator Ken Cathcart between 1939 and 1955.

 

Gold Mountain, Big City provides an opportunity to experience the history of Chinatown through a new, immersive lens. Each quadrant of Cathhart’s map—which doubles as a guide for explorers of the book—is supplemented by never-before-seen black-and-white photographs and meticulous research.

This unique book drops the reader into a world of curious characters, revealing a glimpse of the immigration story so universal to America in both its celebratory aspects and its darkness.

Available on backorder

SKU: 978-1-944903-89-3 Category:

Author's Bio

Jim Schein lives in San Francisco and is the owner and operator of Schein & Schein Old Maps Store along with his wife, Marti Schein.

Additional information

Dimensions 13 × 9 in
Written By

Jim Schein

Foreword By

Gordon Chin

Number of Pages

160

Published On

March 2020

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