Auction 111, Lot 195

"San Francisco", Bill, Henry

Subject: California

Period: 1852 (dated)

Publication: History of the World

Color: Printed Color

16 x 8 inches
40.6 x 20.3 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, early and very desirable tinted lithographic view.

References: Reps (VIEWS) #278.

Condition: B

Very good impression on a full sheet with wide margins. Folding, as issued, with a hint of toning along folds. Short tear into image at right, closed with tape on verso, else very good.

Estimate: $350 - $450

Sold for: $400

Closed on 6/8/2005