"San Francisco", Bill, Henry
Subject: California, San Francisco
Period: 1854 (dated)
Publication: History of the World
Color: Printed Color
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.
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.