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Auction 142, Lot 282

"Preliminary Sketch of Galveston Bay Texas", U.S. Coast Survey

Subject: Galveston Bay, Texas

Period: 1852 (dated)


Color: Black & White

16.7 x 19.2 inches
42.4 x 48.8 cm
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The second edition of this handsome coastal chart shows the entire bay with the city located at its entrance on Galveston Island. There are insets of Clopper's Bar and Red Fish Bar. Extensive sailing instructions and the seal of the U.S. Coast Survey are featured.


Condition: B+

Issued folding now flat with a tiny hole at the fold intersection that has been archivally repaired. A binding trim at bottom left has been repaired. Backed in Japanese tissue to repair a few small edge tears.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $170

Closed on 11/28/2012