Connecticut. Henry Bill. 1855?
Color lithograph, 7 3/8 x 15 5/8 on sheet size 12 3/4 x 16 inches. Originally published folded now archivally linen backed. Two short repaired tears at right edge on miminised; a most attractive image. A most interesting bird's eye view of the compact city of San Francisco, with a harbor swarming with ships reflecting the allure of this city so transformed by the Gold Rush (1848-1855). Fifteen places are named under the image as numbered on the view, including California Exchange, Market Street Pier and Central Wharf. This image was published over several editions in Henry Bill's "History of the World"; the date in the copyright information under the image is unclear, but the title date is 1855. Item #55038