San Francisco.Strasse in St. Francisco mit einem Dampf-Omnibus. [on publisher's label.]
[title label on verso:] Verlag von R. Wagner, Berlin, Zimmerstr. 92/93. [n.d. c.1865.]
Chromolithograph. 455 x 560mm. 18 x 22", laid on card as issued. Board soiled.
A view up California Street, towards Nob Hill, one of the original 'Seven Hills' of the city. past Montgomery Street. On the right are the Parrott Building and St. Mary's, to the left Grace Church. In the foreground is a steam-powered trolley car, a decade before the introduction of the first cable system. Edward Hildebrandt (1818-1869) went on a world tour in the 1860s with stops that included the United States. A folio of his works from his round-the-world voyage were published as chromolithographs in 1864 in Berlin under the title 'Reise um die Erde' (Journey around the Earth). His original watercolors were exhibited in London in 1866 and Crystal Palace in 1868, just a year before his death in Berlin.
[Ref: 22311] £380.00