Bill, Henry

1852

Early birds-eye view of San Francisco

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Early birds-eye view of San Francisco, California

DESCRIPTION: 

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An attractive and desirable birds-eye view of San Francisco, California published in 1852 during the height of the California Gold Rush. In that year gold exports exceeding $45,587,000 were reported. Also, poles for the first magnetic telegraph service were installed at Montgomery and Merchant streets. The telegraph was to connect San Francisco with San Jose, Stockton, Sacramento and Marysville.

A legend at bottom of the lithograph identifies 13 points of interest. Among these important locations in and around San Francisco are:
  • Marine Telegraph
  • Contra Costa
  • California Exchange
  • North Bay
  • Yerba Buena island
  • Leonards Warehouse
  • Market Street Pier
  • Central Wharf
  • Anjill Island (Angel Island)
Noted in the lower margin: "Entered according to Act of Congress, District of Connecticut in 1852"

This fine lithographed print is from Volume II of Henry Bill’s History of the World

CREATOR: 

Bill, Henry

PUBLICATION DATE: 

1852

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: 

United States

BODY OF WATER: 

San Francisco Bay

CONDITION: 

Very good.  Condition of this scarce lithograph is about as fine as could be expected. No browning at folds as is usually the case. No foxing, repairs or other issues.

COLORING: 

Original lithographic colors.

ENGRAVER: 

SIZE: 

16 " x 9 "

PRICE: 

$

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