Auction 103, Lot 155

"Plan de la Baie de Monterey Situee dans la Californie Septentrionale par 36. 38' de Latitude Nord et 124.3' de Longitude Occidentale", La Perouse, Comte Jean F. Galoup, de

Subject: California

Period: 1797 (published)

Publication: Atlas du voyage de La Perouse…

Color: Hand Color

19.4 x 13 inches
49.3 x 33 cm

First French edition of this wonderful, early plan of Monterey Bay. Shows the entire bay and sweeping coastline from Pointe de Nouvel-au to Pointe des Pins ou des Cypres, near today's Carmel. Locates the Presidio and Mission de St. Charles, anchorages, rocks and the coastal range inland. Rhumb lines in the bay with north oriented to the left.

References: Phillips (A) 688-15.

Condition: B

Dark impression on thick paper with wide margins. Margin edges a little rough, light scattered foxing and a couple printer's creases well away from map image.

Estimate: $350 - $400

Sold for: $200

Closed on 6/11/2003