Auction 135, Lot 266

"[Lot of 2 - Florida]", U.S. Coast Survey

Subject: Florida

Period: 1899 (dated)

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Color: Black & White

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1) Map of Inside Passage from Punta Rassa to Charlotte Harbor, Pine Island Sound, Florida…, from H Doc 286, 56th Congress, 1st Session, (26 x 18.6"). This chart is uncolored except for red overprinting used to delineate the center of the treacherous channel near Fort Meyers. Fully engraved with much inland detail, it locates the islands of Captiva, Sanibel and Pine. Locates a lighthouse at the eastern tip of Sanibel Island as well as Blind Pass, Captiva Pass, Matlacha Pass, another lighthouse, with separate beacon and quarantine station on Casparilla Island, plus Charlotte Harbor, Bird Island and Shark Point. No settlements are drawn on the map but the village of St. James City is named on the southern tip of Pine Island. The Caloosahatchee River inlet to Cape Coral and Fort Meyers is noted. All waterways are filled with soundings in feet at the mean low tide. The chart was prepared at the direction of Captain Henry Jervey, Corps of Engineers, September - October, 1899. Signed in the plate by Captain Jervey.

2) Map of Boca Grande, or Main Entrance, Charlotte Harbor, Florida…, from H Doc 76, 56th Congress, 1st Session, (22.4 x 13.6"). This chart shows an enlarged view of a portion of the above chart. It details the passage into Charlotte Harbor between Lacosta and Gasparilla islands. Locates the light Beacon and the Light Tower, both on the tip of Gasparilla, with the Quarantine Station and its dock nearby. Designed to be an aid to sailors, the waters are filled with sounds and the channel is marked and bounded by lights shown in black and red. Also prepared at the direction of Captain Henry Jervey, Corps of Engineers, October, 1899.

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Condition: A+

Both folding as issued.

Estimate: $200 - $300

Sold for: $400

Closed on 2/16/2011

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