San Francisco's Baldwin
Hotel and Theater. Hand colored lithograph in sepia tone. The
was J.A. Remer. Repair on bottom right corner.
26 x 20 in. $400
1898 Color Rand, McNally
& Company's Indexed Atlas of the World Map of San Francisco
also has an inset top right of San Francisco and Vicinity. The map
features historic places of interest, cemeteries, and other buildings.
27-1/2 x 20-1/2 in. $150
1891 James Lick Monument San Francisco. Hand colored
antique engraving of the Lick Monument. Front page Harper's.
11x16 in. $60
General Grant in San
Francisco. 1879 Very rare, large format wood engraving with eight
vignettes, including a bird's-eye view of the Palace Hotel, the
Chronicle Building, and Montgomery Street.
28-1/2 x 20 in. $395
1940 “(Covarrubias) The Flora and
Fauna of the Pacific.” Color lithograph from the Golden Gate
International Exposition (GGIE) on Treasure Island, San Francisco,
1940. Plate II: Pageant of the Pacific. By Miguel Covarrubias.
Published by Pacific House, San Francisco.
38 x 25 in. $175
IN SAN FRANCISCO, 1877. Antique print from Harper's Weekly by Paul
Frenzeny, in later full watercolor, of A
Chinese Reception in San Francisco. Good condition.
21" x 15" $80
Mitchell Map of California. This interesting map was published in 1884
by the S.Augustus Mitchell Co. Each county in the state is colored
seperately with original hand coloring. Old cities, towns, railroad
lines and geographical features are shown. In the upper right corner
there is an inset map of San Francisco which includes the locations of
prominent bulidings and railroad lines. In the lower left corner there
is a small inset map of the entire San Francisco Bay area. This map is
in excellent condition.
15x23 in. $200
1908 "Scenes of Rebuilding in San
Francisco after the Earthquake and Fire of April, 1906." Four
half-tones showing high-rises being rebuilt following their
14-1/2 x 11-1/2 in. $30
1883 "La Republica," a Spanish
newspaper printed in San Francisco on April 28, 1883. There are four
pages filled with local interest news, articles about General Crook and
the Apaches, interesting advertisements, and a lot more. The condition
is very good with no brittleness nor dry rot.
23 x 16 in. $30
General Grant in San Francisco. Two hand colored wood engravings on one
page, showing the celebrations accompanying General U.S. Grant's visit
to San Francisco in September 1879. From Frank Leslie's Illustrated
11x16 in. $60
Midwinter Exposition San Francisco. Four hand-tinted photographic views
of the Midwinter Exposition in San Francisco: "The Fine Arts Building,"
"South End of Central Court," "The Midway" and "General View of the
Procession on Central Court." Harper's. Weekly
11x16 in. $60
Ship Bound for Manila. Black & white view by de Thulstrup of
"City of Peking" pulling out of the wharf at San Francisco, on its way
to Manila during the Spanish-American War. Four original pages from
Harper's Weekly on the conflict, 1898. Has a few
tears on the edge.
11x16 in. $60
Civil War Veterans in San Francisco. Hand colored antique engraving.
Aerial view of a procession of the National Encampment of the G.A.R.
going down Market Street. Front page of original German Frank
11x8 in. $60
San Francisco Views. Two fine black & white original
Looking toward the Golden Gate from Telegraph Hill, and Seal Rocks and
the Cliff House. Includes text, from Harper's Weekly.
11x16 in. $40
Burning of Nob Hill San Francisco. "Where Money Was Useless." Original
black & white litho shows flight of wealthy San Franciscans
the fire following the Great Earthquake of 1906. From London
16x11 in. $40
Sicilian and Italian Fishermen's Dock, San Francisco. This double page,
hand colored engraving was drawn by H.F. Farny and shows fisherman
loading up their catch of the day while one man naps on the ramp. This
unique engraving is from the April, 1889 edition
of Harper's Weekly.
size: 16x22 in. $200
Rafael and the
Scenes of San Rafael. Color, wood engraving was published in 1893 issue
of Harper's Weekly. It shows several scenes of San Rafael and it's
including Point Reyes.
11x16 in. $60
View of San Francisco Bay. Hand colored wood engraving was published in
1882 as an illustration to German book on scenery. It shows in the
foreground a formidable rock with ships in the distance.
10x14 in. $60
1879 Chinese Life in San Francisco.
Colored wood engravings published in The Graphic showing the interior
of a Chinese Theatre and the
Chinese custom of cleaning
bones of their
15 x 11 in. $60
Chinese Burial in Lone Mountain cemetery, San
Francisco California." Hand
color wood engraving published in
11x16 in. $50
Picturesque View of California's Capital and Metroplis. Print showing
four, hand colored photographs of Sacramento and San Francisco was
published as an illustration
to a book in 1873.
11x14 in. $60.
Fold-Out Postcard of San Francisco. Souvenir, fold out postcard was
published circa 1920. It contains several engravings of points of
interest in and around San Francisco, including Golden Gate Park,
Alcatraz Island and the Presidio. 22 images total. 4x6 in.
San Francisco naval Parade. Print published in a 1919 issue of Mid-Week
pictorial shows a photograph of sailors and marines marching through
Market Street, San Francisco on May 20, 1919. Print accompanied by
11x16 in. $30
from San Francisco to Manila in the Spanish American
Wood engraving published in Leslie's Weekly. Shows scenes
from the voyage of the troop ship.
11x16 in. $30
Exterior View of San Francisco Residence. Wood engraving published in
the American Architect and Building News in 1892 shows a San Francisco
9x12 in. $30
Golden Gate from Telegraph Hill
hand colored steel engraving.
8x9 in. $100
San Francisco Palace Hotel Interior. Engraved view of the central court
in San Francisco's Palace Hotel, from the Jan. 25, 1884 Building News.
In the center of the main floor, horse-drawn carriages are shown
circling a beautiful fountain. There are several light horizontal
creases on this page, where the printing press originally crimped the
paper. Overall condition is very good.
8x12 in. $80
Pre Earthquake San Francisco Scenes. Photographic scenes of San
Francisco from the April 28, 1906 Illustrated London News --just three
weeks after the great earthquake. The photos show the San Francisco
area as it looked before the earthquake occurred. Captions beneath each
photo identify the buildings and proclaim each one to be destroyed.
16x22 in. $100
1855 Hand colored lithographed U.S.
Coast Survey by A.D. Bache, Superintendent, Map of the Vicinity of the
Golden Gate of San Francisco Bay, California. Index of signs in upper
right hand corner. Right side of the map has been archivally repaired.
12 x 9 in. $60
1850 San Francisco Panorama. This hand colored engraving by Charles
Magnus of New York is a panorama that includes Alcatraz, Telegraph
Hill, Yerba Buena and the harbor with hundreds of abandoned gold rush
boats. It is in
10x6.5 in. $150
Apache Warrior Victorio, died near border. 1880 San Francisco
Illustrated Wasp "Semi-Tropical Impudence." An amused Uncle Sam leans
over border fence as the Mexican Government asks for money to help
defeat Victorio. Victorio pictured as a dead wild boar.
Chromolithograph Wasp Cover.
14 x 10 1/4 $150
Stanford University Palo Alto. 8 Vignettes of Campus Scenes. 1891 Water
colored, Wood engraving.
15 x 9 1/ $150
1906 Post San Francisco Earthquake
Scenes.Four half-tones show the wreckage from the aftermath of the
historic earthquake. Center image is an engraved view of homeless San
Franciscans camping in an Oakland park across the bay as they await
word of their fate.
16 x 11 in. $40
City and County of San Francisco Hetch Hetchy Bond. This one thousand
dollar bond is signed by the Mayor of San Francisco at the time (Angelo
Rossi), The seal of the City and County of San Francisco appears at the
bottom of the bond. This piece of History would look great framed in
your home or office. size: 14x10.5 in $30
Francisco. Seven scenes of San Francisco, from Harper's Weekly. Images
captioned (from top left going
counter-clockwise), San Francisco Bay; Seal Rocks; Jefferson Square;
Market Street; Union Square; Cliff House; and California Street. Center
crease has been archivally repaired, as have as a few small tears in
the margins. 22x16 in. $150
1878 "California -
banking and express offices of Wells, Fargo & Co., San
Leslies Illustrated Newspaper depicts Banking office
of Wells Fargo & Co. California & Sansome Streets
& the New
Express Office of Wells Fargo & Co. Excellent condition.
10 X 15 in. $60
Of The Golden Gate article published with a picture of Mt. Tamalpais,
From Near San Rafael featured
above the article.
12x16 in. $30
And Red Porch."
Hand colored wood
engraving published in
Map of the Waterfront of San
Francisco - 1940. San Francisco and its waterfront from Fort Mason to
the San Mateo County Line. In the Hunter's Point area, the original
land is shown, with the developed
landfill around it.
with light creasing.
Size: 56 x 17 in.
Straits of Carquines and Vallejo,
Ringgold 1850 - A very large chart with four insetsin original color,
showing the primary anchorages in San Francisco Bay and Environs at the
outset of the 1849 California Gold Rush. Inset 1: Vallejo Bay; Inset 2:
Mare Island; Inset 3: Sacramento City; Inset 4: San Francisco; Inset 5:
Susuin Bay (called New York of the Pacific). Cadwalader Ringgold was a
US Navy Officer who served in the US Exploring Expedition and later
headed an expedition to the Northwest, before retiring briefly before
the Civil War. Ringgold entered the US Navy in 1819 and commanded the
schooner Weazel against the West Indian pirates in the late 1820s. From
1838 to 1842, he participated in the Wilkes Expedition. In AUgust,
1841, Ringgold led a 60-man exploring party in San Francisco Bay,
exploring the sources of the Bay for twenty days. This expedition
traveled as far as Colusa, California. In July of 1849, Ringgold
returned to San Francisco as commander of an official survey team
surveying the harbor, shortly after the announcement of the discovery
of gold in California.
Condition: Excellent with some foxing in lower margins and some water
marks on left border and near image.
32 x 22 in. $600
1893 "The Midwinter International
Exposition at San Francisco," a hand colored bird's-eye view engraving
with inset portraits of M.H. De Young and Alexander Badlam,
Guy Rose and
featured in Harper's Weekly.
16 x 11 in. $60
California- Attempted Assassination of Rev. I.S. Kalloch, Workingmen's
Candidate for Mayor, By Charles DeYoung. 1879, Leslies Illustrirte
Beitung (in German) Hand Colored Leslie's Cover detailing sequence of
actions during the assassination attempt- De Young firing upon Kalloch,
The rescue of DeYoung from the mob, and Kearney counselling moderation
afterwards. Page features inset portraits of De Young and Kalloch. This
page is from Leslie's German Edition.
16" x 11" $50
Grant at San Francisco 1879 Harpers Weekly Hand Colored double page
featuring four engravings that document General Grant's visit-
"Watching for the Steamer," The City of Tokyo," The Reception at the
Palace Hote,l" and "Illumination and
Salute on the Sand Lots."
Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. 1809 Harpers Multi
image hand colored
engraving of the features in the park- images include the Key Monument,
The Childrens Play House, and the views from the stairways. 11" x 16"
Francisco Architecture 1888. Picturesque California Half Tone
showing prominent San Francisco landmarks. Images include U.S. Mint,
Hall of Records, City Hall, Polytechnic School, Union Square and
Lotta's Fountain at
Market and Kearney.
19" x 14" $100
Asylum, Golden Gate Park 1888 Picturesque California Photogravure
showing building, grounds and inmates of the San Francisco Orphans
and Seal Rock at Cliffhouse, 1888 Picturesque California. Photogravure
from painting by C.D. Robinson showing early version of SF landmark and
14" x 19" $100
California- Arrival of General Grant and Family at San
Leslies. Dual hand colored images depicting the interior of the Palace
Hotel in San Francisco.
Notable Features of the California Midwinter Fair 1894, Leslies Drawn
by EJ Meeker and CE Tebbes A hand colored collage of images from the
Midwinter Fair showing the Liberal Arts Building, the Enterance to the
Fine Arts Building, The Hawaiian Building, The Old Mining Camp, The
Oriental Village and a full view of the Exhibition grounds.
C.1875 Hand colored lithograph of SAN MATEO, showing, "St. Matthews
Hall, Church & Rectory, San Mateo, California, Rev. A.L.
Rector." Published in San Francisco by Moore & De Pue.
Total size with margins is
29 x 13-1/2 in.
"Underground Opium Den in San Francisco." Double-page
hand colored wood engraving featured in Harper's
Weekly and drawn by H.F.
Farny. Fine condition.
20 x 15 in. $170
1856 Rare hand colored lithograped "Preliminary Chart of Entrance To
San Francisco Bay, California which features an Inset Sub-Sketch of San
Francisco Bay on top right corner. This chart is a Survey of the Coast
of the United States.Keys and Sailing Directions are featured on
40 x 26 in. $1,250
C.1851 Chart of the Bay of San Pablo
Straits of Carquines and Part of the Bay of San Francisco -- Rare hand
colored lithograph by Cadwalader Ringgold, Commander of the U.S. Navy,
Assisted by Simon F. Blunt, Lieut. U.S.N. 1850. Entered According to
the Act of Congress in the year 1851 by Cadwalader Ringgold...in the
Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the
District of Columbia. Sheet No. 2. Very good condition.
32 x 22-1/2 in. $1,450
1855 Hand colored lithograph from the original U.S. Coast Survey by
A.D. Bache showing Sketch of South Farallon Island, Pacific Ocean. Map
shows topographical areas plus three views of the island.
15-1/2 x 14-1/2 in. $225
1887 "The Cliff House and Sutro
View of the Cliff House and Seal Rocks from Sutro
Beautiful wood engraved view from behind Sutro inside the Greek
Statuary Garden. Drawn by Charles Graham. Fine condition.
16 x 11 in. $80
RKO Radio Pictures chromolithographed poster for The Woman On Pier 13.
40 x 27 in. $350
Eubie! Original poster. 1980 production at the
Curran Theatre, San Francisco. A musical revue featuring the work of
21 3/4 x 14 in. $40
Poster Russian War Relief. “Send a warm gift to a little Russian
friend.” Northern California committee. c.1945. Merry Christmas, Tanya.
13 ½ x 20 in. $65
C.1880s-1890s Color lithograph that
is age-toned with some discoloration at margins from old backing mat.
Two archivally repaired tears at top. Engraved by Bosqui Engraving
& Print Co. Building seen from the street of the venerable San
Francisco company, still in business. Presented by the Fireman’s Fund
30 x 24 in. $1,250
Suisun City and Vallejo Bay. Confluence of Sacrament and San Juaquin
Valley Rivers by Cadwalader Ringgold 1850. Insets of Benicia, Tongue
Shoal and entrance of Sacramento River. Shows depths, towns and island
names. Hand colored. **Center fold has been archivally mended.
22 x 32 in. $500
Great White Fleet Visits San Francisco. 1908. 8pp Call Supplement –
color front & back pages. Centerfold “When It’s Fight + When
Frolic.” Very good condition. Commemorates the round the world trip of
16 battleships sent by Theodore Roosevelt.
17 x 23 in. $45
SF Stock Exchange “Money Market Panic” 1873 Hand colored, wood
engraving. Illustrated London News. Rare.
10 x 14 in. $125
Map of Bolinas Beach, Marin County, CA. 1927 City Map. Showing the
propertie numbers and street names.
19 ½ x 26 in. $175
1920s Stanford vs. Army football poster. Sepia toned action picture
with stadium in background. “Stanford vs. Army & Stanford vs.
Y.M.I.” Season tickets $5.
13 7/8 x 22 in. $450
"Map of San Francisco Showing
Expiration Dates of Privately Owned Street Railway Franchises." Rare
1929 political pamphlet promoting Charter Amendment 24. Amendment
sought to revoke all private permits and franchises and give control to
the city of San Francisco. Also shows the Presidio, Rancho Laguna da la
Merced. *Stain near top middle.
19 x 25 in. $400
Presidio of San Francisco. 1966 Army Pres lithograph showing the
various buildings, roads, railroads and fences. Presidio Golf course is
also shown along with Inspiration Point.
14 x 16 in. $90
Street Map of Castro Valley. Alameda County, California. 1968. Showing
the schools, churches, hospitals, parks, buildings, H.A.R.D. facilities
and parks. Published by the Castro Valley Chamber of Commerce.
22 1/2 x 28 1/2 in. $150
1888 Rare Golden Gate Park Views.
Fifteen photogravures by Britton & Ray, published in the San
Francisco News Letter. Included is the Arched Gateway on Hayes Street,
the Conservatory of Flowers, Sutro Heights, Deer Park, Sharon Memorial
Bandstand, an earlier Cliff House (pre-Gingerbread Cliff House), and
other views. This is very rare
and in fine condition.
24 x 19 in. $600
1873 "On The Coast of
California, showing Point San Pedro, near San Francisco."
First published view of Pacifica, California --
Hand colored wood
12-1/2 x 9-1/2 in. $30
1854 Hand colored copper engraved U.S. Coast Survey of Pulgas Base,
California, A.D. Bache, Superintendent. A sub-set inset on right of San
Francisco Bay. SHown on survey is also Embarcadero.
14 x 10 in. $60
1868 Wood engraving from Harper's Weekly showing five views following
the 1868 earthquake, as well as the Fulton Ferry-Boat Collision.
Sketched by Stanley Fox.
15 x 10 in. $50
China-Town, San Francisco." Hand
colored wood engraving drawn by P. Frenzeny and featured
16 x 11 in. $40
1880 Hand colored half-tone View looking toward the San Francisco Bay
from UC Berkeley Campus. In the distance is the coast of San Francisco
on the left and the Marin Headlands on the right.
Image inside wide
15 x 10 in. $80
1882 "California, -- The Crusade Against the
Chinese in San Francisco." Wood engravings featured
in Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper. Three images show a police
raid on a gambling den; a Chinese lady and child; and an encounter with
16 x 11 in. $60
Bubonic Plague in San
Francisco," which shows Chinamen, confined within the Chinese Quarter,
cooking their meals. Hand
15-1/2 x 10-1/2 in. $60
Meeting of Highbinders -- Selecting Members to
Execute Their Decree of Death." Half-tone
and small wood engravings with text featured in Once A
16 x 11 in. $40
1900 "The Chinese Tong Wars
in San Francisco," which show the headquarters of the Suey Tong in top
image and a leader of the Hop Tong in bottom image.Harper's Weekly half-tone with text.
15-1/2 x 10-1/2 in. $40
Rare lithograph from The Illustrated Wasp in San Francisco showing an
attempt to move Chinatown. Chinatown is depicted as a large elephant
holding a sachel filled with Chinamen as they also cling to the
elephant's back while property owners pull the elephant's trunk and the
Board of Health pulls the elephant's tail in a tug of war.
image is, "A Moving Scene -- Not Seen To Move."
14 x 10 in. $120
1883 German issue wood engraving showing many scenes of the Chinese in
San Francisco, including one of Dupont Street which eventually became
Scenes include religious services,
a butcher, and others.
13-1/2 x 9-1/4 in. $60
1870 Hand colored wood engraving with text showing a Chinese street
scene in San Francisco. Featured in Frank Leslie's Illustrated
Newspaper. Image is clipped at the margins.
15 x 10 in. $40
1870 Wood engraving showing the Chinese in San Francisco giving an
offering to the deceased. Featured in Frank leslie's Illustrated
15-1/2 x 11 in. $40
1879 Hand colored wood engraving showing the Palace Hotel in San
Francisco. Featured in Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper.
16 x 11 in. $60
1875 Wood engraving showing the interior of the Chinese Methodist
Chapel in San Francisco in top image with text about the Chapel
underneath image.Featured in Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper.
16 x 11 in. $40
Morjon Brand Chinese Apples label for Connell Bros., Ltd., San
11 x 9 in. $40
1894 - Scenes in San Francisco Bay, California. This hand colored
half-tone was featured in Harper's Weekly and is titled, "Around San
Francisco Bay," drawn by Charles Graham. Views of famous landmarks in
San Francisco are shown. This image is in excellent condition.
16 x 11 in. $60
1878 Chinese Quarter of San
Francisco - Hand colored wood engraving featured in Leslie's titled,
"California -- An Evening in the Chinese Quarter of San Francisco --
The Chinaman's Paradise, A Favorite Haunt of opium-Smokers on Kearney
Street." From sketches by H. Ogden and Walter Yeager.
15 x 11 in. $100
1863 San Pablo Bay. Upper San
Francisco Bay hand colored lithograph showing three insets of "Entrance
to Karquinez (Carquinez) Straits from near Penole Point," and "Straits
of Karquinez with Benecia," and "Entrance to San Francisco Bay from
near Penole Point."
38 x 23-1/2 in. image size plus margins.
C.1874 Hand colored wood engraved
Scene at the Mouth of Russian River, published in Picturesque America
by Robert Swain Gifford.
12 x 9 in. $40
C.1872 Hand colored wood engraved Coast Scene, Marin County, published
in Picturesque America by Robert Swain Gifford.
12-1/2 x 9 in. $40
1857 San Francisco (from Rincon Point). View from Rincon Point area
looking toward Telegraph Hill. Man, woman, and children in residential
garden in foreground; busy street, scattered houses, and buildings in
middleground; and anchored ships in Yerba Buena Harbor in distance.
Hand colored, steel engraving.
6 1/2 x 10 in. $150
Rossmoor, Walnut Creek. A huge early (1964) map of the development
showing shopping center, clinic, stable, Rossmoor Parkway. (Many
changes in the last 50 years)
42 x 76 in. $150
1945 Telephone Directory – Includes phone and street addresses for San
Francisco, Colma, and Daly City. *Title page and 1st 2 pages chipped.
9 ½ x 11 ¼ $75
1910 San Mateo County lithograph. Huge 4 Part Map. Shows land grants,
subdivisions, train lines, wagon roads, rancho proptery owners, etc.
Each print measures 32 x 46 in.