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Auction 118, Lot 957

"Sketches Accompanying the Annual Report of the Superintendent of the United States Coast Survey", U.S. Coast Survey

Subject: Exploration and Surveys

Period: 1851 (dated)

Publication: Sen. Doc 3, 32nd Cong., 1st Sess.

Color: Black & White

6 x 9 inches
15.2 x 22.9 cm
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This highly sought after report contains numerous important and desirable charts including:
Sketch D, No. 5. Preliminary Sketch of Beaufort Harbor;
Sketch E, No. 3. Showing the progress of the survey at North and South Edisto Rivers and St. Helena Sound;
Sketch F, No. 5. Preliminary chart of Key West harbor and approaches;
Sketch H, No. 10. Preliminary Sketch of Mobile Bay;
Sketch J, No.2. Mare Island Straits
and Sketch J, No. 6. San Francisco Bay.
Sketch F, No.3 Reconnaissance of Mosquito Inlet and Sketch F, No.4 Reconnaissance of vicinity of Cedar Keys are missing. Contains a list of contents, and 56 large folding maps.Hardbound in leather. 8vo.


Condition: A

Period sheep. Some rubbing to leather; spine has full length separations on hinges. Ends and corners are bumped; fraying to spine labels. Occasional foxing and toning. Scattered outside fold separations on a few of the maps, otherwise very good.

Estimate: $600 - $800

Sold for: $550

Closed on 3/6/2007