Auction 114, Lot 211

"Reconnaissance of Catalina Harbor and the Anchorage on the N. E. Side of the Island", U.S. Coast Survey

Subject: California

Period: 1852 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Black & White

Size:
10.5 x 14.8 inches
26.7 x 37.6 cm

Seldom seen chart detailing Catalina Harbor and part of the island. The harbor is filled information including soundings given in feet and the bottom type in several areas. At bottom is a well rendered and finely engraved sea-view elevation of the approach to the harbor with two sailing ships at anchor in the distance. The notes include sailing instructions. Compass rose gives the magnetic variation.

References:

Condition: A

Issued folding, now pressed. Extra paper added to binding trim, well away from neatline. Hint of toning and one tiny fold intersection split, still very good.

Estimate: $100 - $120

Sold for: $75

Closed on 3/1/2006

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