Georg Heinrich von Langsdorff
(1773 - 1852)
Georg Heinrich von Langsdorff was active/lived in California / Germany. Georg Langsdorff is known for California drawings, 1806.
Biography Georg Heinrich von Langsdorff
An expedition artist and engraver who was one of the earliest artist
explorers of the California coast, Georg Heinrich von Langsdorff was
born in Germany. He became a member of the Russian
expedition led by Nikolai Rezanov, and by 1806, they were in San
The Bancroft Library has drawings from that expedition, and one of
them, a scene of the presidio from the expedition ship, is the earliest
known view of San Francisco. Another drawing, done farther down
the coast, is titled Dance of The Indians at Misson San Jose.
von Langsdorff did a book with engravings of his expedition experiences, Observations On a Journey Around the World, which was published in Frankfurt,
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