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Auction 168, Lot 228

"San Francisco", Bill, Henry

Subject: San Francisco, California

Period: 1854 (dated)

Publication: History of the World

Color: Hand Color

15.6 x 7.4 inches
39.6 x 18.8 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) #272.

Condition: B+

Issued folding with light scattered foxing at top left.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $200

Closed on 6/6/2018