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Auction 194, Lot 118

"[Reproduction] North America West Coast Haro and Rosario Straits Surveyed by Captn. G.H. Richards & the Officers of H.M.S. Plumper 1858-9, the Shores of Juan de Fuca Strait to Admiralty Inlet from Captn. H. Kellett’s Survey, 1847…", British Admiralty

Subject: Washington & British Columbia

Period: 1872 (circa)


Color: Black & White

22.8 x 34.1 inches
57.9 x 86.6 cm
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This is a reproduction of an earlier 1859 chart by Captain Richards used in the British presentation in the Berlin Arbitration that settled the boundary dispute over San Juan Island that had precipitated the Pig War of 1859. The chart depicts the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Strait of Georgia, the southern tip of Vancouver Island, and the San Juan Islands. Includes numerous depth soundings, banks, magnetic variation, four coastal approaches, and more. This is an example of the process of photozincography the British Ordnance office had recently developed.


Condition: B+

Issued folding with light toning and dampstaining along the folds and several small splits at the fold junctions.

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $70

Closed on 9/13/2023