Auction 113, Lot 225

"[Lot of 2] Reconnaisance of the S. E. End of San Clemente Island [and] Preliminary Chart of Eastern Entrance to Santa Barbara Channel", U.S. Coast Survey

Subject: California

Period: 1856-57 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

See Description

First (16.5 x 12") details the coastline, bottom type and soundings of San Clemente Island. The large and fully colored inset is a sea view of the island with a sailing ship anchored offshore. The second uncolored map details the coastline from San Buena Ventura to Point Hueneme and to Point Magu, with soundings and bottom type noted. Offshore are sketches of Santa Cruz and Anacapa Islands. An inset, "Sub-Sketch of Point Hueneme," shows the proposed site for a lighthouse. Both maps are by the Hydrographic Party under the command of Lieut. James Alden, USN.



The former is a nice example with modern coloring, issued folding, now pressed. The latter is only good (B) with light toning along one fold, folding as issued.

Estimate: $90 - $110

Sold for: $65

Closed on 12/7/2005