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Description

Fine early view of San Francisco, looking out over the City from the West towards Yerba Buena Island.

Published only six years after the beginning of the Gold Rush in 1849, the view shows the boom town and remarkable growth of the City. Though by this time San Francisco was a bustling, robust settlement, it was still quite a small community, with the buildings merging rapidly into the rural surrounding hills.