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Auction 166, Lot 203


"Preliminary Survey of Point Reyes and Drake's Bay California", U.S. Coast Survey

Subject: Drake's Bay, California

Period: 1855 (dated)


Color: Black & White

9.8 x 8.3 inches
24.9 x 21.1 cm
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This small but detailed chart centers on Drakes Bay in California. It features topographical detail along the coast and plenty of soundings in the bay. The bay is considered a site of historical interest since it is generally accepted as the location where Sir Francis Drake first hit land on the western coast of North America back in 1579.


Condition: B

Light toning along the sheet edges and the fold, which has one small separation closed on verso with archival tape.

Estimate: $60 - $80

Sold for: $80

Closed on 2/14/2018