Auction 113, Lot 279

"Galveston Entrance Texas", U.S. Coast Survey

Subject: Texas

Period: 1856 (dated)


Color: Black & White

17 x 13.5 inches
43.2 x 34.3 cm

A finely engraved coastal survey chart that details the entrance to Galveston Bay. Includes a simple town plan of Galveston and extends to include Pelican Island, Bird Key, and Bolivar Point. Locates buoys, a beacon, and a light boat and filled with soundings, bottom type, extensive notations on sailing directions, tides, etc. Triangulations were accomplished in 1848 by R.H. Fauntleroy and J.S. Williams, the topography was accomplished in 1849 & 1850 by J.M. Wampler, while the hydrography was under the direction of T.A. Craven and A.S. Baldwin in 1851 and 1852.


Condition: B

Clean example with good impression. Hint of toning along one fold and tiny loss at fold intersection with paper repair on verso, else near fine.

Estimate: $80 - $100

Sold for: $60

Closed on 12/7/2005