Catalog Archive
Auction 126, Lot 255

"San Diego Entrance and Approaches [on sheet with] General Sketch of San Diego Bay and Los Coronados", U.S. Coast Survey

Subject: California, San Diego

Period: 1853 (dated)


Color: Black & White

13 x 11.5 inches
33 x 29.2 cm
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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; the 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. The site of a proposed lighthouse lies off Point Loma.

References: Guthorn pp. 186-87.

Condition: B+

Folded as issued with faint toning along a fold.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $100

Closed on 12/3/2008