Auction 104, Lot 632

"Los Angeles", Koppel, C.

Subject: California

Period: 1856 (published)

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

Color: Printed Color

9.2 x 7 inches
23.4 x 17.8 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.

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

Condition: B

Bit of light offsetting. Tape burns on corners of verso.

Estimate: $100 - $150

Sold for: $85

Closed on 9/10/2003