Auction 121, Lot 221

"San Francisco", Bill, Henry

Subject: California, San Francisco

Period: 1854 (dated)

Publication: History of the World

Color: Printed Color

Size:
15.9 x 7.9 inches
40.4 x 20.1 cm

This is a remarkable, historical, early and very desirable tinted lithographic birds-eye view of San Francisco. It is nearly identical to the 1852 edition as we so no difference in the number of houses, ships, etc. 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) #272.

Condition: B

Good impression and color on sheet with very wide margins. A binding trim tear in blank margins, and two fold intersection splits, all closed on verso. A couple small spots and some light toning or soiling at some folds.

Estimate: $350 - $450

Sold for: $275

Closed on 9/26/2007

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