Catalog Archive
Auction 133, Lot 210

"[Lot of 2] Los Angeles [and] Mission and Plain of San Fernando", Koppel, C.

Subject: California

Period: 1856 (published)

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

Color: Printed Color

9.3 x 6.5 inches
23.6 x 16.5 cm
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This lot contains two great tinted lithographs from the California Railroad surveys. Los Angeles, by Charles Koppel.This is the first 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. Ref: Deak #671; Reps (Urban) Fig. 29. Very nice example. (A+)

Mission and Plain of San Fernando. This is the first depiction of the San Fernando Valley, the now urban northwest area of Los Angeles. This lovely scene shows the walled mission in left center, a rider on a horse, some cattle, and a native harvesting prickly pear fruit in the foreground. The San Gabriel Mountains are shown in the background. Full margins. Scattered foxing and a narrow damp stain along edge of top and left side. (B)



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Estimate: $350 - $450

Sold for: $325

Closed on 9/1/2010