Catalog Archive
Auction 118, Lot 318

"San Diego Entrance and Approaches", U.S. Coast Survey

Subject: California, San Diego

Period: 1853 (dated)


Color: Black & White

13 x 11.5 inches
33 x 29.2 cm

An important, early San Diego nautical map. Two-thirds of the plate is taken up by a chart of Point Loma and part of North Island. Remainder is a sketch chart of the entire Bay plus approaches from as far south as the Coronado Islands. Sailing directions, light houses, soundings, and topographical features are illustrated and noted. Locates the site of a proposed Lighthouse off Point Loma.

References: Guthorn pp. 186-87.

Condition: B

Mounted poster-style on linen backed archival paper to better accommodate framing. Toned on folds.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $75

Closed on 3/6/2007