Auction 108, Lot 212

"[Lot of 3 - Long Island Sound]", U.S. Coast Survey

Subject: New York

Period: 1855 (published)


Color: Black & White

35 x 25 inches
88.9 x 63.5 cm

Set of three matching maps covering the entire island in minute detail. The maps are: "Long Island Sound, (Western Sheet)"; "Eastern Part of Long Island Sound" and "Middle Part of Long Island." Charts show coastal topography with many depth soundings, harbors, bays, rivers, & inlets. Includes sailing directions & navigational notes on dangers, reefs, rocks, shoals, lighthouses, bottoms & current stations. With numerous horizontal landfall approach views, and vignettes of lighthouses. All are from a Trigonometrical Survey under the direction of F.R. Hassler Superintendent of the Survey of the Coast of the United States, second edition 1855. Each approximately the size given above.

References: Phillips (M) p. 363

Condition: B

Issued folding, all now backed with archival tissue. All toned along folds.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $400

Closed on 9/29/2004