Lot 32 of 420:
Rare bird's-eye view of Santa Barbara 1877  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$6,000
$2,000 - $3,000

Santa Barbara. Compliments of S.W. Backus & Co., Real Estate Agents, Hawley Block, Santa Barbara, Cal.


[Santa Barbara]

[The Independent]



Lithographed bird's-eye view, surrounded by 29 vignette views, at bottom are 8 columns of descriptive text & 2 columns of numbered keys. Lithographed by W.W. Elliott Litho. S.F. Signed R.H. in the stone. 54.8x89.1 cm (21½x35") including surrounding vignettes and text, on sheet 60x95.5 cm (23¾x37¾"), later linen backing.

Rare bird's-eye view of Santa Barbara, California, surrounded by vignette views of fine residences and hotels, businesses, the public library, etc. Reps 389 locates only one example, at the Santa Barbara Historical Society. No copies listed by OCLC/WorldCat.

Lot Amendments

Some creasing, wear at edges, a few minor stains. about very good.

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