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 Kuchel & Dresel:  Crescent City, Klamath County, Cal

Western US

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Title: Crescent City, Klamath County, Cal

Map Maker:  Kuchel & Dresel

Place / Date: San Francisco / 1857

Coloring: Uncolored

Size: 24 x 17 inches

Condition: VG-

Price: $3,500.00

Inventory ID: 33327


Decorative example of Kuchel & Dresel's view of Crescent City, published in San Francisco in 1857.

Charles C. Kuchel & Emil Dresel were among the earliest western view makers.  The pair published approximately 50 views between 1855 and 1859, of which 41 were California views, 7 were Oregon and the others were of Washington and Nevada towns.  The pair became active in 1855, producing 4 views in 1855, 16 in 1856 and 17 in 1857.  Kuchel & Dresel published their views both with and without the smaller vignettes around the primary subject matter.

The view is very rare.  Reps locates only 2 examples.

Condition Description: Several areas of loss, expertly restored in facsimile, including an area in the French Restaurant vignette and bottom left corner.

References: Reps 81.

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