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Auction 95, Lot 135

"Preliminary Chart of Entrance to San Francisco Bay California", U.S. Coast Survey

Subject: California

Period: 1856 (dated)

Publication: Annual Report of the Superintendent of the United States Coast Survey

Color: Black & White

37 x 20 inches
94 x 50.8 cm
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Beautiful coastal chart of the San Francisco Bay covering the Marin Peninsula, San Francisco, Mission de Dolores, and the eastern coastline from just above Brookes Island to San Antonio Creek. Includes a nice early city plan of San Francisco. Inset "Sub-Sketch of Entrance to San Francisco Bay". Filled with soundings, and good detail inland along shore. Notes cover sailing directions, dangers and soundings.


Condition: B

Remargined at binding side with neatline replaced. Backed with archival tissue to strengthen folds and intersection splits.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $130

Closed on 6/13/2001