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Auction 174, Lot 187

"San Francisco", Bill, Henry

Subject: San Francisco, California

Period: 1855 (dated)

Publication: History of the World

Color: Hand Color

15.9 x 7.8 inches
40.4 x 19.8 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, early and very desirable tinted lithographic view. Printed on a full sheet that measures 17.3 x 10.3".

References: Reps (Views) #272.

Condition: A

Issued folding with a few spots of foxing in the image and a minor edge tear confined to the left blank margin that has been closed on verso with archival tape.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $275

Closed on 9/11/2019