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Stock# 32242
Description

Unrecorded 1875 edition of Frederick Hess's fine steel engraved view of San Francisco, with 22 vignettes of San Francisco buildings.

Very rare steel-engraved view of San Francisco with surrounding vignettes of various architectural landmarks of the city including: Nevada Block, Calvary Church, Palace Hotel, City Hall, Grand Hotel, Cliff House, The White House, Corner of Geary and Kearny, Mercantile Library, Oriental Block, Sansome Street, London & S. Fr. Bank., S. Mary's Cathedral, LIck Hotel, Occidental Hotel, Corner of First and Market Street, PMSS Wharf, Montgomery Street, California Street, Murphy Grant & Co. Building and Russ House.

Very little is known about the creator of this rare print, Frederick Hess. He is known to have also produced a lettersheet with different views (Baird 232). Reps locates two copies of an 1874 printing (Library of Congress and the Oakland Museum), but makes no mention of this 1875 printing.

Condition Description
Minor fold splits, repaired on verso and archivally backed.
Reference
Reps, Views & Viewmakers of Urban America 322 (1874 edition).