Lot 83: Large chart of San Francisco Bay 1860

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Lot 83: Author: Admiralty, British Title: N. America West Coast - San Francisco Harbour Surveyed by Lieut. James Alden U.S. Navy 1856 Place Published: London Publisher: Published at the Admiralty Date Published: 1860 Description: Engraved chart. Engraved by J. & C. Walker. With three engraved coastal views, & one of the South Farallon Islands and lighthouse, drawn by Capt. T. Hardy, R.N. & engraved by E. Radcliffe. 64x95.5 cm (25 ?x37?"). The chart extends from about ten miles south of the entrance to the bay to about ten miles north of Point Reyes; and east to the entrance to the Carquinez strait. The chart shows San Francisco and Vallejo laid out in a grid, but there is no sign of Oakland. Lighthouses are hand-tinted - among these are Alcatraz, South Farallon, Point Lobos, and Fort Point. Point Reyes Light is shown but not tinted. There is the Admiralty seal preceding the title, and a price of Three & Sixpence. Two small brown spots in the lower portion of the map (one in the ocean, one near unnamed Lake Merced), short split at lower central crease; else very good. Provenance: Swanns, 12|15|11. PBA Galleries' Rare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages Thursday, 3rd December 2015 Estimate: $1500-2500
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