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Incredible 1877 view of San Francisco with advertisements for German businesses.

Place/Date: San Francisco / 1877
$3,000.
Title: Ansight von San Francisco 1877.
Technique
Lithograph
Dimensions
30 x 72.5 cm (28.5 x 12 in)
Identifier
NL-00535
Coloring
Hand color
Condition Rating
VG+

Description

Scarce and decorative view of San Francisco with local trade’s advertisements. The depicted city closely resembles the famous Graphic Chart of the City and County of San Francisco, published two years prior. Both views are slightly distorted to emphasize the developed area from North Beach to Rincon Point.

Cartographer(s)

Philo Jacoby's "California State Almanac"

Philo Jacoby’s “California State Almanac” was published in German and featured a variety of German-themed advertisements.

Condition Description

Backed on acid free linen for long term preservation. Various minor blemishes.

References

Woodbridge, Sally Byrne., and David Rumsey. San Francisco in maps & views. New York: Rizzoli International Publications, 2009, p. 85.

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