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Auction 130, Lot 243

"[Lot of 2] A Street in San Francisco [and] San Francisco, California, from the Bay", Illustrated London News

Subject: San Francisco, California

Period: 1866/68 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

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Two interesting views of San Francisco from this celebrated London newspaper. The first, published in 1866 (13.5 x 9.5") shows a busy street scene with the cable cars and loads of freight piled in the wide boulevard. The second, published in 1868 (14 x 7") is viewed from the bay with several steam and sailing ships in the foreground. Both include the related article, the second of which describes "the most terrible earthquake…"


Condition: A

Some creases, else fine.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $110

Closed on 12/2/2009