Lot 98 of 455:
Bird's-eye view of gold rush San Francisco  

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San Francisco 1849

Firks, Henry

San Francisco

Post & Co.



Color lithographed bird's-eye view. 32.8x80.8 cm (13x31¾") plus title and key in lower margin, on sheet 51x86 cm (20x33¾"), 

Panoramic view of the small city of San Francisco, buildings slowly creeping up the hills, boats crowding the harbor. Drawn and first published in 1849, with a number of 19th century re-issues. This is the seventh state, according to Reps. Reps 340; Baird & Evans 8g. OCLC/WorldCat lists only one example of this issue, at the University of California Berkeley.

Lot Amendments

Paper darkened, brittle, cracking in places with tape repairs on verso, a few short marginal tears, staining in lower margin (affecting key) and at right edge (intruding into image). Good condition.

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