Auction 159, Lot 238

"San Francisco", Bill, Henry

Subject: San Francisco, California

Period: 1852 (dated)

Publication: History of the World

Color: Hand 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+

A very nice example with light mat burn around the image and minor foxing along the left fold.

Estimate: $375 - $450

Sold for: $475

Closed on 9/14/2016