Auction 145, Lot 347

"Chart of Part of the Bahama Islands Showing the Tracks Ascribed to Columbus on His Discovery of the New World", U.S. Coast & Geodetic Survey

Subject: Caribbean, Bahamas

Period: 1881 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Printed Color

Size:
35.3 x 22.3 inches
89.7 x 56.6 cm

This large format chart shows the tracks of Columbus' discovery of the New World. The map covers an area from Cuba and Haiti north to the Bahamian islands of Cat, Long, and Mariguana to name a few. Includes insets of Crooked, Acklin, Long, and Samana Island as well as Clarence Harbor. Shows numerous complex soundings, especially in the area of the Great Bahama Bank. Compiled and drawn under the direction of W.T. Bright.

References:

Condition: B+

Professionally backed with thick blue paper to reinforce and repair a few minor edge tears and chips. A binding trim at left has been professionally replaced to accommodate framing.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $110

Closed on 6/12/2013

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