Lot 131: Rare French chart of San Francisco Bay 1843

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PBA Galleries

2015-11-19 15:16:37


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Lot 131: Author: Du Petit Thouars, Abel Aubert Title: Croquis des Atterages de la Baie de San-Francisco (Haute Californie). Leve et Dresse en 1837 ? bord de la Fregate la V?nus sous les ordres de Mr. Du Petit Thouars, Capitaine de Vaisseau, par Mr. de Tessan, Ingenieur Hydrographe Place Published: Paris Publisher: D?p?t-g?n?ral de la Marine Date Published: 1843 Description: Engraved chart. 42.5x59.2 cm (16?x32 ?"). Rare chart of San Francisco Bay. The map appears in the atlas to Du Petit Thouars' Voyage Autour du Monde, and was also sold separately - the present example, uncreased and on thick paper, with "Prix Un Franc" in lower right margin, seems to be one of the separate issues. Remains of cloth mounting tape on verso at top edge; fine or nearly so. Provenance: Arader, 11/88 PBA Galleries' Rare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages Thursday, 3rd December 2015 Estimate: $800-1200
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