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Auction 164, Lot 235

"[Lot of 2] Sketch of Plan and Section of a Breakwater - San Buenaventura Cal. [and] Sketch of Plan and Sections of a Breakwater - San Luis Obispo Bay Cal.", U.S. Corps of Engineers

Subject: Southern California

Period: 1878 (circa)

Publication: HR Ex. Doc. #22

Color: Black & White

16.3 x 18.7 inches
41.4 x 47.5 cm

Two early charts of Ventura and San Luis Obispo, issued by the Corps of Engineers. Each presents very good coastal detail including soundings, bottom types, wharves and more. Interior detail includes topography via contour lines and individual buildings are located. Both charts are signed in the plate by Colonel Stewart, Chief Engineer. Sizes vary slightly.


Condition: B+

Pleasant light toning with two tiny splits at fold intersections. Issued folding.

Estimate: $150 - $180

Sold for: $80

Closed on 9/13/2017