"[Lot of 3 - San Diego]",
Subject: San Diego, California
Period: 1848-1855 (published)
Mission of San Diego, by Charles Koppel, from Report of Explorations in California for Railroad Routes…, circa 1855, hand color, (9.2 x 6.4"). This charming scene of San Diego is one of the earliest printed views of the mission. The mission was the location of San Diego's first military post and it was occupied by the Army from 1847 to 1857. This tinted lithograph is based on the drawing by Heinrich Moellhausen for the railroad survey by Lt. R.S. Williamson. Lower margin staining, image is very good. (A)
San Diego from the Old Fort, 1848, C.B. Graham, hand colored lithograph, (6.5 x 4"). Published in Emory's Notes of military reconnaissance from Fort Leavenworth, Missouri, to San Diego, California... this is a Mexican War period and early view of San Diego. Some glue remnants in lower margin from binding, image is fine. (A)
Survey of San Diego River and its vicinity with a view to the Construction of a Levee and Canal to turn the river from its present course, by George H. Derby, from Senate Ex Doc. No. 1, 33rd Congress, 1st Session, 1853, black & white, ((12.3 x 15"). This map is the smaller issue of the San Diego survey by Abert and Derby that proposed a diversion of the San Diego River to resolve the problems of flooding during the rainy season. The map shows the nascent town of San Diego centered around its plaza, with Fort Stockton and the ruins of the old Presidio nearby. The roads are noted and labeled as leading to Los Angeles, as well as one to New S. Diego. Extends to include False Bay and San Diego Bay. Inset with an overview of the San Diego region. Lithography by J. Ackerman of New York. Lightly toned along folds and short binding trim tear closed on verso. (B+)
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