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Auction 118, Lot 316

"View of San Francisco 1850 Taken from a High Point on the South Side", Bill, Henry

Subject: California, San Francisco

Period: 1850 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

12.6 x 9 inches
32 x 22.9 cm

This is a remarkable, historical, early and very desirable tinted lithographic bird's-eye view of the city as seen from the south. It provides wonderful detail of individual houses, some already climbing up Knob Hill. The mountains in the background are clearly the result of artistic liberties. The very delicately colored stone lithograph was also published in Bill's "Sights in the Gold Region &c." Drawn by Kuchel and lithography by P.S. Duval of Philadelphia. Published by Henry Bill and trademarked by Theodore T. Johnson. A most desirable issue.

References: Reps #250.

Condition: B

Printed on fine, thin paper with very wide, original margins. Issued folding, now pressed. One fold with short area of staining, another with a short tear, closed on verso.

Estimate: $200 - $300

Sold for: $150

Closed on 3/6/2007