Auction 136, Lot 272

"San Francisco (Californie)",

Subject: San Francisco, California

Period: 1849 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

6.1 x 4.1 inches
15.5 x 10.4 cm

This is a remarkable, historical, early and uncommon engraved bird's-eye view of San Francisco. The harbor is filled with ships, but this is an early view as the city's growth is just beginning in the nascent town. Drawn and engraved by Lechard and published by Sarazin Imp., Paris. A scarce issue that is not in Reps reference of city views.


Condition: A+

Mint with fine color, nice impression and wide margins.

Estimate: $100 - $200

Sold for: $50

Closed on 6/1/2011