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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.
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