Catalog Archive

Auction 119, Lot 245

"Los Angeles", Koppel, Charles

Subject: California, Los Angeles

Period: 1856 (published)

Publication: U.S.P.R.R. Surveys - California

Color: Hand Color

9.2 x 7 inches
23.4 x 17.8 cm

This is the first published depiction of Los Angeles. The plaza is on the left with the San Gabriel Mountains in the background. At right foreground on the hill is the former Mexican jail. Our Lady of the Angels church is at center. This lovely tinted lithograph was created for Robert S. Williamson's report of his explorations in California for potential railroad routes.

References: Deak #671; Reps (Urban) Fig. 29

Condition: A

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $350

Closed on 5/9/2007