Auction 160, Lot 252

"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, issued folding, with light mat burn around the outside of the image and faint damp stains at the fold intersections.

Estimate: $375 - $450

Sold for: $200

Closed on 11/16/2016