Lot 174: Large chart of West Coast 1883

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Lot 174: Author: Imray, James F. Title: West Coast of North America From San Blas to San Francisco Place Published: London Publisher: Published by James Imray and Son Date Published: 1883 Description: Engraved chart, blue backed. With 21 inset charts. 127x101 cm (50x39?"). Very large chart of the West Coast of North America as far north as Point Delgado, in Humboldt County, California. The largest inset, of San Francisco, measures about 42x61 cm, and it has within it a small inset of South Farallon. The other insets are smaller, and include: Bodega Bay; Santa Barbara; Monterey, Mangles Road; Ballena Bay; Amortajada Bay. San Diego Bay; Salinas Bay; Pichilingue; Pullpita Anchorage; Guaymas; Colnett Bay; Tomales Bay; Port San Blas; Sn. Jose del Cabo Bay; San Lucas Bay; San Pedro Anchorage; Magdalena Bay; and Mazatlan. The land portion is shaded grey. Light houses marked by yellow dots. Imray's stock label on verso, with price 10 shillings. The inset of San Francisco Bay was issued as a separate in Imray's Sailing Directions for the West Coast of North America, 1867. Mild toning and soiling, edges a bit rough, tear at bottom intruding 3" into blank ocean portion, repaired on verso; very good. Provenance: Old World Auction, 5/9/07. PBA Galleries' Rare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages Thursday, 3rd December 2015 Estimate: $800-1200
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