Georg August Emil Dresel (April 13, 1819 - July 27, 1869) was a lithographer and architect based in San Francisco in the mid-19th century. Dresel was born in Geisenheim, Rheingau-Taunus-Krei, Germany, the son of a well-known champagne producer in Weisenheim, Germany. Dresel trained as an architect in Wiesbaden. In 1849, he followed the lure of the California Gold Rush, sailing from Bremen and landing in Galveston, Texas, before setting out overland for San Francisco. There he befriended Charles Conrad Kuchel (1820 - 1864), with whom he founded a lithographing firm, 'Kuchel and Dressel', in 1853. They specialized in bird's-eye views of California and Oregon cities. The partners also created a unique series of view illustrating mining camps. These are some of the only surviving visual records of often short-lived gold rush boomtowns. Dresel ultimately chose to follow his father into winemaking, and purchased 400 acres of land in Sonoma. His vineyards still operate. Dresel died in San Francisco in 1869.