Burgess, George H. (illus).
San Francisco. H.S. Crocker Company. 1894.
Chromolithograph, panoramic bird's eye view, 15 x 35 5/8 inches on sheet 21 1/2 x 41 3/4 inches. Toning to paper and some discoloration from previous framing with wood backing; dampstain in lower margin not affecting the image; short strips of non-archival tape removed from verso and several edge tears archivally repaired. Image has been washed and repaired by a professional paper conservator. There are two toned areas in the image and one just outside the image at upper left from the wood discoloration, but overall the image is bright and clean. The chromolithograph could be handsomely matted to cover dampstain in the lower margin, leaving the vignette illustration below the image at left showing. A handsome panorama by George Henry Burgess (1831-1905) showing Gold Rush era San Francisco looking towards Telegraph Hill, complete with men camping at the lower right and a harbor full of sailing ships. At lower left is a vignette image with key to features on the map. This chromolithograph is after the very large oil painting (approximately 62 x 135 inches) that Burgess painted in 1891, a view loosely based on the famous Henry Firks view of San Francisco from 1849. Under the vignette image at lower left is the text "San Francisco in July 1849 from Present Site of S.F. Stock Exchange." A scarce image. Item #46762
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