Auction 122, Lot 259

"Preliminary Sketch of Santa Barbara California", U.S. Coast Survey

Subject: California, Santa Barbara

Period: 1853 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

17 x 14.3 inches
43.2 x 36.3 cm

This chart provides excellent detail along coast and inland includes individual city buildings. At lower left is a bird's-eye "View of the Town and Mission of Santa Barbara." This is the only Coast Survey work done on Santa Barbara.


Condition: A+

An attractive example, issued folding, now flattened and backed with tissue. Left margin extended to better accommodate framing.

Estimate: $200 - $300

Sold for: $210

Closed on 12/5/2007