Lot 93: Beechey's rare chart of San Francisco Bay 1833

PBA Galleries

2015-11-19 15:16:30


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Lot 93: Author: Beechey, Frederick William Title: The Harbour of San Francisco, Nueva California [on sheet with] The Entrance of San Francisco Harbour [and selection of coastal profiles and views] Place Published: London Publisher: Hydrographical Office of the Admiralty Date Published: 1833 Description: Engraved charts and views on one sheet. Together 31.4x39.3 cm (12 ?x19?") plus margins. Very rare and important chart of San Francisco Bay, the result of the first scientific mapping of the Bay. Six spots of glue residue on verso at margins from previous mounting, not visible on the recto; fine. Provenance: Douma, Cat 28, 10/84. PBA Galleries' Rare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages Thursday, 3rd December 2015 Estimate: $6000-9000
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