Auction 112, Lot 801

"Report of the Superintendent of the Coast Survey, showing the progress of that work during the year ending November 1848", U.S. Coast Survey

Subject: Survey Books - Texas

Period: 1848 (dated)

Publication: Sen. Ex No. 1 30th Cong., 2nd Sess.

Color: Black & White

5.8 x 8.8 inches
14.7 x 22.4 cm

Complete government report with the original 11 charts and plates that describes the survey of the Texas coast that began in 1848 under the direction of A.D. Bache, Superintendent U.S. Coast Survey, Bodies' Island. Includes the first published chart of the survey of the Texas coast. The end of the Mexican War and settlement in the Northwest with Great Britain nearly doubled the coastline of the U.S. under the Coast Survey's charge. Surveying work began in Texas in 1848 at Galveston Bay with triangulations laid out in every direction and key points determined from Galveston Bay to the mouth of the Bazos River. The folding charts have never been fully opened due to the manner they were bound in and are not here illustrated for that reason.

References: Martin & Martin p. 147.

Condition: A

A clean example with unopened charts.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $300

Closed on 9/28/2005