Auction 110, Lot 177

"Pensacola Harbor & Bar Surveyed in 1822…", Kearney, James (Major)

Subject: Florida

Period: 1835 (dated)

Publication: Hr. Ex. Doc. 8, 23rd Cong. 2nd Session

Color: Black & White

23.7 x 28 inches
60.2 x 71.1 cm

Early map of the area around Pensacola from the Gulf at Grand Lagoon and Foster's Island (present-day Perdido Key) to Pensacola. Includes Cox's and West Lagoons, now called Bayou Grande and Bayou Chico, respectively. Great detail with hundreds of soundings, including depth lines. Major Kearney later led the Army of the West to defeat the Mexican Army in 1847 resulting in the entire Southwest and California falling to the United States. This issue was "Reduced from original and drawn by Washington Hood and Richard S. Smith" after the large-scale map.

References: Claussen & Friis #35; Koepp # I-16-2-6.

Condition: B

On sound paper. Issued folding, now pressed and backed with archival tissue. A few areas of scattered foxing and offsetting, else very good.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 3/2/2005