Lot 146: French issue of Spanish chart of Baja California 1826

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PBA Galleries

2015-11-19 15:16:39

Lot 146: Author: France, D?p?t-g?n?ral de la Marine Title: Carte R?duite Des C?tes Et Du Golfe De Californie Depuis le Cap Corrientes jusqu'au Port St. Diego D'apris des Observations faites ? bord des Corvettes la Descubierta et l'Atrevida et celles de Plusiers Officiers de la Marine Espagnol Madrid 1825 Place Published: Paris Publisher: D?p?t-g?n?ral de la Marine Date Published: 1826 Description: Engraved chart, light hand-coloring. 85x57.5 cm (33?x22?") including three large insets at top. Finely engraved copy of the chart issued by the Spanish government in 1825. It was copied by the Mexican government in 1825 without attribution and in that form is well known. The French Ministry of Marine issued a copy in 1826, of which the present chart is an example. The original issue of this chart was used by W.H. Emory in the construction of his map "Military Reconnoissance of the Arkansas, Rio del Norte, and Rio Gila". See Emory, Notes of a Military Reconnoissance..., p114: "The coast is taken from old Spanish charts, published in Madrid in 1825, kindly furnished me by Captain Wilkes." A few small and minor marginal tears and chips; faint toning to paper, near fine. Provenance: Suarez 9/92 PBA Galleries' Rare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages Thursday, 3rd December 2015 Estimate: $800-1200
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