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Auction 164, Lot 236

"[Lot of 2] Mission of San Diego [and] San Diego",

Subject: San Diego, California

Period: 1848-56 (circa)



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A. Mission of San Diego, by Charles Koppel, from Report of Explorations in California for Railroad Routes…, circa 1856, hand color (9.3 x 6.5"). This charming scene of San Diego is one of the earliest printed views of the mission. The mission was the location of San Diego's first military post and it was occupied by the Army from 1847 to 1857. This tinted lithograph is based on the drawing by Heinrich Moellhausen for the railroad survey by Lt. R.S. Williamson. Condition: A clean and bright example. (A)

B. San Diego , from Notes of a Military Reconnoissance, from Fort Leavenworth, in Missouri, to San Diego, in California..., circa 1848, black & white (6.7 x 4.0"). An early, Mexican War period view of San Diego. Condition: Minor foxing mainly confined to the left blank margin. (B+)



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Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $110

Closed on 9/13/2017