Lot 34: Imray's sailing directions to West Coast 1853

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Lot 34: Author: Imray, James F. Title: Sailing Directions for the West Coast of North America, embracing the coasts of Central America, California, Oregon, Fuca Strait, Puget Sound, Vancouver Island, and islands and rocks off the coasts of Central America and California. With an appendix, containing various remarks on the winds, tides, currents, &c. Carefully compiled from the most recent surveys made by order of the British, United States, Spanish, and French Governments Place Published: London Publisher: James Imray Date Published: 1853 Description: [2], 232 pp. Frontispiece map/chart of San Juan Del Sur; woodcut illustrations in the text. (8vo) 21.5x13.5 cm (8?x5 ?"), original blindstamped cloth lettered in gilt. First Edition. Significant gathering of sailing directions for those bound to California and the West Coast during the age of the clipper ship. Some staining and wear to covers, recased with repairs; else very good, in custom half morocco folsing box. Provenance: L. Golder 2/89. PBA Galleries' Rare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages Thursday, 3rd December 2015 Estimate: $800-1200
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