Auction 113, Lot 229

"Preliminary Chart of Entrance to San Francisco Bay California", U.S. Coast Survey

Subject: California - San Francisco

Period: 1856 (dated)

Publication: Annual Report of the Superintendent of the United States Coast Survey

Color: Black & White

38.5 x 20.3 inches
97.8 x 51.6 cm

This great coastal chart of the San Francisco Bay covers the Marin Peninsula, San Francisco, Mission de Dolores, and the eastern coastline from just above Brookes Island to San Antonio Creek. An early city plan of San Francisco and an inset, "Sub-Sketch of Entrance to San Francisco Bay" add interest. There is good detail inland along shore and sailing directions, soundings and navigational hazards are described in text.

References: cf Wheat [TMW] #427.

Condition: B

Toned along some folds with occasional archival tape on verso to support fold.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $100

Closed on 12/7/2005