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Auction 142, Lot 216

"San Francisco", Bill, Henry

Subject: San Francisco, California

Period: 1855 (dated)

Publication: History of the World

Color: Printed Color

15.8 x 7.5 inches
40.1 x 19.1 cm
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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. Printed on a full sheet that measures 17.3" x 10.3".

References: Reps (Views) #278.

Condition: B+

Nice bright image with full margins and a two small spots in the right sky. Issued folding with a binding trim at lower left and associated binding tear that extends 1" into the map image that has been repaired on verso with archival tape.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $300

Closed on 11/28/2012