Lot 98: 1849 Pacific chart with pencil tracks of ships

PBA Galleries

2015-11-19 15:16:31


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Lot 98: Author: Blunt, Edward and George W. Title: North Pacific Ocean Place Published: London, Connecticut Publisher: Date Published: 1849 Description: Engraved chart. Blue-back, but the backing is not original. With large inset of the Hawaiian Islands in upper left, smaller inset, "Part of Upper California," below it. Overall 93x132 cm (36?x53"). Large chart of the northern Pacific Ocean and the whole west coast of North America, notable for, among other features, many ship tracks in pencil, the earliest dated 1853, most of the others 1854 to 1856. The chart is rare. There are four long tears skillfully repaired with minor loss; the blueback is not the original; there is some loss in the lower right margin where the Galapagos Islands are located; overall very good. Provenance: Martayan-Lan, 5/09. PBA Galleries' Rare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages Thursday, 3rd December 2015 Estimate: $3000-5000
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