Auction 137, Lot 287

"San Francisco", Bill, Henry

Subject: San Francisco, California

Period: 1856 (dated)

Publication: History of the World

Color: Printed Color

15.7 x 7.5 inches
39.9 x 19.1 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 and very desirable tinted lithographic view that depicts the city during the huge population boom that accompanied the California Gold Rush.

References: Reps #278.

Condition: A

Fine, bright image with full margins. Folding as issued with no flaws except a few small spots in the blank margins and top neatline.

Estimate: $475 - $550

Sold for: $350

Closed on 9/14/2011