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Auction 183, Lot 177

"San Francisco", Bill, Henry

Subject: San Francisco, California

Period: 1855 (dated)

Publication: History of the World

Color: Hand Color

15.7 x 7.4 inches
39.9 x 18.8 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, and more. 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 18.6 x 12.5".

References: Reps (Views) #272.

Condition: B+

Issued folding with light scattered foxing and some offsetting of the border in the margins. A short binding tear at left and fold separation at bottom are confined to the margins and have been archivally repaired on verso.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $220

Closed on 6/9/2021