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Auction 123, Lot 282

"Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, Maine", U.S. Coast & Geodetic Survey

Subject: Maine

Period: 1876 (dated)


Color: Black & White

15 x 13 inches
38.1 x 33 cm

Attractive map of this popular tourist destination with more detail than is usually seen on U.S. Coast and Geodetic Surveys. Details the roads, buildings, private property boundaries and a racetrack, in addition to topography and soundings. A proposed breakwater stretches from Round Porcupine Island to very near the mainland. A cross section of the breakwater is illustrated just below. The seal of the U.S.C. & G.S. is in upper right, above the title. Published in 1887 to accompany report and signed in plate by Jared A. Smith, Major of Engineers.


Condition: B+

A fold separation has been repaired with archival tape on verso, and there is some damp staining at extreme edge of upper margin.

Estimate: $150 - $250


Closed on 2/20/2008