Auction 137, Lot 286

"View of San Francisco, California", Anon.

Subject: San Francisco, California

Period: 1847 (published)

Publication: The Antiquarian, and General Review

Color: Black & White

6.5 x 3.8 inches
16.5 x 9.7 cm

This very early engraved view of San Francisco served as the frontispiece for William Arthur's The Antiquarian (title page included but not the book). The engraving shows a view from the harbor with sailing and fishing ships and the nascent town in the background. A fort at right still flies the flag of Mexico. This is a rarely seen view.


Condition: B

The engraving has some scattered foxing, mostly in margins, and a water stain at left margin.

Estimate: $100 - $130

Sold for: $75

Closed on 9/14/2011