Gold Rush view of old town Sacramento around the time of California’s statehood.

Sacramento in Californien: Des Auswanderers Hoffnung.


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Cartographer(s): J. Hesse
Date: ca. 1850
Place: Germany
Dimensions: 41 x 29 cm (16 x 11.5 in)
Condition Rating: VG+


This is a rare c. 1850 German lithograph view of Sacramento, California. The map depicts the city of Sacramento from the waterfront on the Sacramento River towards the city down J Street. Numerous buildings are illustrated along the waterfront and along J Street, as well as workers and their horses. Buildings materials are stacked along the shoreline at the lower right. Various kinds of ships are moored along the riverfront, including sailing ships and a sidewheel steamship. Rowboats are used to ferry people and goods from the ships to the shore. Two American flags are flying from two of the ships. A Chilean flag flies from the mast of one of the other ships moored along the shoreline.

This view was printed by J. Hesse around 1850 and published by a German magazine.


Condition Description

Very good, blank on verso.