Sausalito: Windgate Press, 1993. Illustrated with 25 full page plates; plate 23 is a four part panorama looking west on Market Street demonstrating the reconstruction after the fire; approximately 12.5 x 15.5 inches.
Small folio, gray cloth lettered in gilt, patterned inside, with orange silk ties. As new.
The photographers represented in the portfolio include Carleton Watkins, Eadweard Muybridge, Isaiah West Taber, and Balfe D. Johnson.
The plates span sixty-four years from the tumultuous birth and growth of San Francisco, the city's ordeal by fire in 1906, and its reconstruction culminating in the spectacular Panama-Pacific International Exposition in 1915. .. the first photographers to practice their art in San Francisco came during the gold rush .. the earliest known photographs of the city are daguerreotypes from the early 1850s. - from the description.