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Auction 191, Lot 250

"San Francisco", Bill, Henry

Subject: San Francisco, California

Period: 1852 (dated)

Publication: History of the World

Color: Printed Color

16 x 8 inches
40.6 x 20.3 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) #278.

Condition: B

Issued folding with a 12" tear across two-thirds of the map that has been skillfully repaired on verso with archival materials. Another small tear in the bottom blank margin has also been archivally repaired.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 2/8/2023