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Auction 168, Lot 246


"Pensacola Harbour, Reduced from the Survey of Maj. Kearney, U.S.T.E.", Blunt, Edmund

Subject: Pensacola, Florida

Period: 1854 (dated)

Publication: American Coast Pilot 17th Edition

Color: Hand Color

8 x 10 inches
20.3 x 25.4 cm

This small chart of Pensacola was engraved for the 17th edition of The American Coast Pilot and published by E. & G.W. Blunt. It locates a revolving light, gives dozens of soundings, and shows a tiny Pensacola. Forts Barrancas and McCrea are identified, as are the U.S. Naval Hospital and Navy Yard. Surveyed by Major Kearney, who went on to lead the Army of the West during the Mexican-American War. Engraved by Hatch.

The American Coast Pilot was a detailed guide to harbors, capes, and headlands on the east coasts of North and South America including information on winds, currents, and tides as well as latitudes and longitudes. The American Coast Pilot was published in 21 editions between 1796 and 1861, until it was replaced by federally-funded charts produced by the US Coast Survey.


Condition: A

Issued folding with minor soiling, a printer's crease at right, and a tiny fold separation in the left blank margin.

Estimate: $60 - $80

Sold for: $27

Closed on 6/6/2018