Auction 110, Lot 165

"View of San Francisco California", Anon.

Subject: California

Period: 1847 (published)

Publication: The Antiquarian, and General Review

Color: Black & White

6.6 x 3.7 inches
16.8 x 9.4 cm

Very early engraved view of the nascent town showing the fort and a few buildings. Viewed from the bay with sailing and fishing ships headed into port. This view was "Engraved expressly for the Souvenir" and was the frontispiece for William Arthur's book "The Antiquarian, and General Review: Comprising Whatever is Useful and Instructive in Ecclesiastical or Historical Antiquities; Serving as a Book of Useful Reference, on Subjects of Research and Curiosity. Vol. III, 1847." This rarely seen view is still bound into the aforementioned book.


Condition: B

View with some marginal foxing and a little in image, else very good. Book cover a little worn, spine is split and chipped. Some foxing throughout the book. Contents tight.

Estimate: $70 - $90

Sold for: $170

Closed on 3/2/2005