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Auction 109, Lot 714

"San Francisco", Bill, Henry

Subject: California - San Francisco

Period: 1857 (dated)

Publication: History of the World

Color: Hand Color

15.7 x 7.5 inches
39.9 x 19.1 cm

An early and justly famous view of San Francisco. Thirteen points of interest are listed and keyed to the view including Contra Costa in the distance, the California Exchange, the Marine Telegraph, etc. The harbor is filled with ships and the city's growth is already evident. A remarkable, historical and very desirable tinted lithographic view. A most beautiful example.

References: Reps #278.

Condition: A

Nice dark impression on thick paper with wide margins. Two professional repairs in blank margins.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $500

Closed on 12/1/2004