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Auction 132, Lot 320

"A Chart Shewing Part of the Coast of N.W. America with the Tracks of His Majesty's Sloop Discovery ... from Lat. of 30°00' N. & Long. 244°32' E. to Lat. 38°30' N. & Long. 237°13' E. …", Vancouver, George (Capt)

Subject: California and Baja Mexico

Period: 1798 (dated)

Publication: Voyages of Discovery to the North Pacific Ocean

Color: Black & White

24.5 x 30.8 inches
62.2 x 78.2 cm

This important chart (No. 8) records George Vancouver's explorations along the Pacific coast from St. Domingo, Mexico in the south to Point Reyes, California in the north. Two large insets detail the entrance to San Francisco Bay and the harbor at San Diego. Vancouver's charts were the most accurate of the coast and remained the standard well into the 19th century when they were eventually superceded by those of the United States Coast Survey. Published by Edwards and Robinson with their imprint at bottom.

References: Heckrotte & Sweetkind #18; Wagner (NW) 856.

Condition: B

Generally clean and bright with some faint toning at left. The map has been folded and there are tissue reinforcements on the folds (some of which are on the face of the map) with small paper loss replaced affecting the place name <I>Ya. De Sta. Rosa</I>. There are some edge tears just entering the neatline.

Estimate: $400 - $600

Sold for: $300

Closed on 6/2/2010