Auction 103, Lot 543

"[Pair] Los Angeles [together with] Mission of San Diego", Koppel, C.

Subject: California

Period: 1856 (circa)

Publication: U.S.P.R.R. Surveys - California

Color: Printed Color

9.2 x 6.5 inches
23.4 x 16.5 cm

This is the first depiction of Los Angeles. The plaza is on the left with the San Gabriel Mountains in the background. At right foreground on the hill is the former Mexican jail. Our Lady of the Angels church is at center. The view of San Diego is one of the earliest printed views of the mission.

References: LA - Deak, Picturing America, #671; Reps, Making of Urban America, Fig. 29.

Condition: B

Light scattered foxing.

Estimate: $200 - $300

Sold for: $150

Closed on 6/11/2003