San Francisco California 1852 birds-eye prospect view print scarce lovely imageBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(United States, California, San Francisco, City View)
Issued 1852, New York, by Henry Bill.
Beautiful 19th century antique city view of San Francisco at the height of the Gold Rush.
Key at bottom identifies 13 specific locations. Profusion of tall masted sailing ships in the harbor. An early bustling view with primarily early wooden houses.
Minor light toning and as typical for printed images of this vintage, perhaps small minor paper flaws, short closed edge tear at left middle side blank margin scarcely worthy of mention, a lovely clean example.
Original fold lines as issued.
Sheet measures c. 12 1/2" x 18 1/8".
Printed area measures c. 7 1/2" x 15 1/2.
Reps, Views and Viewmakers of Urban America, 272.
Sheet measures c. 12 1/2" H x 18" W
Printed area measures c. 9" H x 16" W