This engraving depicts a panoramic view of San Francisco and the surrounding landscape. Grassy hills with tents, campfires, and working class figures lay in the foreground, while some figures seeming to be moving towards the city. A large body of water full of sailboats lies to the left. In the background, rows of simple houses fade into a small mountain in the distance.
From a sketch by George W. Casilear (1811-1893); after lithograph: "The Port of San Francisco," ca. 1852
8.5 x 5.25, 9 x 5.8 (in frame)