Hildebrandt, Eduard (1818-1869): San Francisco
chromolithograph; overall 45 x 55 cm; image 28 x 38 cm. pasted on cardboard as issued; cardboard with some foxing; o/w exc. cond.
This beautiful print shows a street in San Francisco with a steam omnibus; after a drawing by Hildebrandt, engraved by R.Wagner.
Hildebrand was born in Danzig and, at the age of 19, went to Berlin to become a painter. In 1840, he travelled to Scandinavia, England and Scottland; he quickly made a name for himself and became a protege of the Prussian king Friedrich Wilhelm IV. In 1844, the king sent him on a trip to North and South America. Further travels to Northern European countries followed as well as a World trip from 1862-64.