Auction 136, Lot 273

"San Francisco", Bill, Henry

Subject: San Francisco, California

Period: 1852 (dated)

Publication: History of the World

Color: Hand Color

16 x 8 inches
40.6 x 20.3 cm

An early and justly famous view of San Francisco. 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. Printed on a full sheet that measures 18.3" x 13".

References: Reps (Views) #278.

Condition: B+

The image is very nice, but there is a short binding trim tear and a few marginal spots. The map is folding as issued and has wide margins.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $500

Closed on 6/1/2011