Auction 140, Lot 216

"San Francisco", Bill, Henry

Subject: San Francisco, California

Period: 1852 (dated)

Publication: History of the World

Color: Printed Color

15.8 x 7.5 inches
40.1 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, early and very desirable tinted lithographic view. Printed on a full sheet that measures 17.3" x 10.3".

References: Reps (Views) #278.

Condition: B+

Nice bright image with full margins. There is some light toning along the folds and a few indentations in the image caused by some pencil markings on verso. Folding as issued. There is some minor paper damage on the verso caused by tape removal. The image itself is unharmed.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $200

Closed on 5/23/2012