Auction 114, Lot 217

"Panorama of San Francisco", Magnus, Charles

Subject: San Francisco, California

Period: 1860 (circa)


Color: Black & White

8 x 4.2 inches
20.3 x 10.7 cm

A beautifully rendered and engraved view of the city from a high vantage point. The harbor is filled with sailing ships, and scores of individual buildings are clearly identifiable. Alcatraz Island is in the background while people and horses fill the foreground. A very nice and rarely seen view that was produced by Charles Magnus, 12 Frankfort Street, New-York.


Condition: A

Crisp, sharp impression on a full sheet with wide margins and pleasant ivory age toning.

Estimate: $80 - $100

Sold for: $70

Closed on 3/1/2006