Lot 27 of 420:
Six framed hand-colored views of California, mostly San Francisco  

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$300 - $500

Six framed hand-colored views of California, mostly San Francisco


[New York]

[Harper's Weekly]

[Late 1800's]


Six hand-colored wood engravings, matted and framed with Plexiglas. Includes:

  • Gold-washing at the Diggings. 12x16 cm (5x6½"); with frame: 32.5x37 cm (13x14½").
  • St. Francisco.  12x12 cm (4¾x4¾"); with frame 34.5x34.5 cm (13¾x13¾").
  • Santa Barbara, Alta-California. 12x12 cm (4¾x4¾"); with frame 34.5x34.5 cm (13¾x13¾").
  • Blay Place, San Francisco [and] Political Meeting at San Francisco. Two engravings in a single frame. Each image: 9x10.5 cm (3½x4"); framed: 25x36 cm (10x14").
  • Street View in San Francisco, from a Sketch by a Correspondent. 14.5x23 cm (5¾x9¼"); framed: 32.5x41 cm (12½x16").

Wonderful hand-colored views of (mostly) San Francisco, all believed to be from the pages of Harper's Weekly Magazine. The text from the versos can be faintly seen in the white areas of the images.

Lot Amendments

Some light wear to frames; engravings appear fine; not examined outside of frames.

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