Auction 151, Lot 211

"Plan du Port et de la Baie de Monte-Rey Situes sur la Cote Septle. de la Californie", Duflot de Mofras, Eugene

Subject: Monterey, California

Period: 1844 (circa)

Publication: Exploration du Territoire de l'Oregon, des Californies et de la Mer Vermeille...

Color: Black & White

Size:
7.1 x 9.1 inches
18 x 23.1 cm

This uncommon map is a very early depiction of Monterey and the adjacent coastline. It shows a coastal road from Carmel through the ruins of Presidio de Monte-Rey and north to Santa Cruz. Numerous soundings are noted in Monterey Bay. Eugene Duflot de Mofras was a diplomat stationed in Mexico City. His role was to assess potential French interests (commercial and political) along the western coast of North America and traveled the region extensively. His account appears in Exploration du Territoire de l'Oregon, des Californies et de la Mer Vermeille….

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Condition: B

A strong impression with wide margins and light scattered foxing.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $300

Closed on 11/19/2014

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