Auction 103, Lot 161

"Preliminary Chart of Entrance to San Francisco Bay California", U.S. Coast Survey

Subject: California

Period: 1856 (dated)

Publication: Annual Report of the Superintendent of the United States Coast Survey

Color: Black & White

37 x 20 inches
94 x 50.8 cm

Great coastal chart of the San Francisco Bay covering the Marin Peninsula, San Francisco, Mission de Dolores, and the eastern coastline from just above Brookes Island to San Antonio Creek. Includes an early city plan of San Francisco. Inset "Sub-Sketch of Entrance to San Francisco Bay". Filled with soundings, and good detail inland along shore. Includes sailing directions, soundings and navigational hazards.

References: cf Wheat [TMW] #427.

Condition: B

Remargined at binding side with small part of neatline missing. Toned more strongly along two folds. Backed with archival tissue.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $130

Closed on 6/11/2003