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Inventory of Illustrations in Vischer's Pictorial of California [atlas] ff/ F866.V83 1870 [atlas copy 1]
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  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: The Bancroft Library
    Title: Vischer's pictorial of California [Bancroft Library copy 1, atlas]
    Creator: Vischer, Edward
    Identifier/Call Number: ff/ F866.V83 1870 atlas [copy 1]
    Physical Description: 199 pictures bound in 1 volume : albumen photographic prints ; volume approximately 36 cm
    Date (inclusive): published 1870, views approximately 1858-1870.
    Abstract: Photographic reproductions of California scenes originally executed in various media, chiefly drawings by Vischer himself. Vischer used photography to reproduce his drawings as well as photographic views and illustrations by others.
    Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.

    Access to Collection

    Volume is available for research.

    Conditions Governing Use

    Some materials in these collections may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of University of California gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user. For additional information about the University of California, Berkeley Library's permissions policy please see: http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/about/permissions-policies

    Organization

    This volume is organized into series:
    1. Sixty views of Californian landscape
    2. Trees and forest scenes
    3. Grand features of California scenery
    4. Review of California's progress

    Note

    "Atlas" of illustrations accompanies smaller volume of text with collation: [10], 132, iii p., [3] leaves. Added title page in text volume: "Vischer's pictorial of California, landscape, trees and forest scenes, grand features of California scenery, life, traffic, and customs : photographs from the original drawings in five series of twelve numbers each, with a supplement, and contributions from reliable sources : San Francisco, April 1870."
    Atlas bound as a guard book, with pages of plates printed on heavy card stock and bound in with linen strips. Plates are mounted on the heavy card stock.
    Contains photographic reproductions, chiefly of drawings made by Vischer between 1858 and 1867. "Few copies contain precisely the same number of plates"--Cowan & Cowan.
    Variants of both volumes have been noted. Text volume: t.p. printed in black (regular paper) or in red (heavy card stock); "Dedication to the Society of California Pioneers" (p. [i]-iii at end) printed in red or brown; atlas: some copies have on t.p. verso: "Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1870, by Edward Vischer, in the office of the Librarian of Congress at Washington, D.C."
    Also published in a "cheaper octavo edition"; see Howes.
    Bancroft copy F866.V83 [copy 1]: Text volume in black cloth decorated in gold, title on front cover in gold; atlas (c. 1-2) in dark brown morocco.
    Bancroft Library copy F866.V83 c. 1: 199 plates. Includes some photographic reproductions of photographs by Carleton E. Watkins, Thomas Houseworth, Eadweard Muybridge, and others.
    Items 1-60 numbered in print on pages. Higher numbers supplied by Bancroft Library, reflecting the order of prints in Bancroft's F866.V83 1870 [copy 1].

    Note

    This listing was keyed from an older typescript transcription of Vischer captions, without reference to the originals. Some inconsistency in style (capitalization, punctuation, and supplied notation) is present, and should not be assumed to be an accurate reflection of details found on originals.
    The term "photograph" or "photographs" was sometimes supplied to indicate that the images are, or are likely to be, reproductions of photographs rather than photographic reproducitons of drawings. Originals were not checked to verify each likely photographic image.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Vischer's Pictorial of California, ff/F866.V83 1870 atlas, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Related Materials

    Bancroft Library Honeyman Collection copy: Bancroft F591.H72.V5 1870
    Another Bancroft Library copy: Bancroft F866.V83 1870 c.2
    Digital images online from a copy at the Honnold Library of the Claremont Colleges: http://ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/vdp/id/1332
    Other Vischer publications or portfolios include:
    Panorama of the Washoe region from the summit of Mount Davidson, 1861.
    The forest trees of California. Sequoia gigantea. Calaveras Mammoth Tree Grove. Photographs, from the original drawings of Edward Vischer, with contributions from various sources, [1862].
    Sketches of the Washoe mining regions: photographs, reduced from originals, twenty-five numbers, 1862.
    The mammoth tree grove, Calaveras County, Cal., and its avenues, 1862.
    The Bancroft Library holds a number of original drawings by Vischer, most notably his California "Mission Era" series (BANC PIC 19xx.039) https://oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/tf809nb6x4/
    The Bancroft Library also holds a portfolio of Vischer's papers (BANC MSS 77/37 c).

    Scope and Content

    Photographic reproductions of California scenes originally executed in various media, chiefly drawings by Vischer himself. Vischer used photography to reproduce his drawings as well as photographic views and illustrations by others.
    Views include California's scenic landscapes, natural wonders, mines and other natural resources, sites of historical interest, and illustrations of settlement and "progress".
    Includes some photographic reproductions of photographs by Carleton E. Watkins, Thomas Houseworth, Eadweard Muybridge, and others.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    California -- Pictorial works
    California -- History
    Albumen prints
    Photographically illustrated books
    Vischer, Edward