Auction 112, Lot 233

"Chart of Apalachicola Bay St. Vincent and St. Georges Sounds Showing Location of Oyster Beds…", U.S. Commission of Fish and Fisheries

Subject: Florida

Period: 1896 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

48 x 20.6 inches
121.9 x 52.3 cm

A colorful and detailed chart showing the location of oyster beds made from a survey by Lt. Franklin Swift, USN, Commanding U.S.F.C. Steamer Fish Hawk from 12 Nov. 1895 to 22 March 1896. The notes explain the use of color to indicate the status of the beds. Locates the islands of St. Vincent and Sand, and Saint Georges Islands. Good street detail of the town of Apalachicola, just east of the Constitution Monument State Park in Florida's Panhandle. John J. Brice was the commissioner between 1896 - 1898.


Condition: A

Very fine color and impression. Issued folding, now pressed and backed with archival tissue. Trace of very light toning along folds, else fine.

Estimate: $120 - $160

Sold for: $90

Closed on 9/28/2005