1856 United States Coast Survey - Preliminary Chart of Entrance to San Francisco Bay California [lovely hand color]

Lovely hand-colored 1856 United States Coast Survey sea chart of the Bay Area

Title:

Preliminary Chart of Entrance to San Francisco Bay California

Map maker:

United States Coast Survey; Annual Report of the Superintendent of the United States Coast Survey

Place and Year:

Washington, D.C., 1856

Dimensions:

137.2 x 91.5 cm (54 x 36 in)

Technique:

Lithograph

Coloring:

Hand-colored

Condition Rating:

VG+

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DETAILS

Coastal chart of the San Francisco Bay covering the Marin County, San Francisco, and the East Bay from Brookes Island to San Antonio Creek. Includes an inset "Sub-Sketch of Entrance to San Francisco Bay."

The map is filled with depth soundings and good topographic detail inland and along the shore, as well as sailing directions and tidal notations.

San Francisco is presented in great detail (following the contemporary USCS map of the San Francisco Peninsula), including the city grid and individual buildings, along with the area around Mission Dolores.

The triangulation for this chart was prepared by R.D. Cutts, with the hydrography carried out under the command of James Alden. The entire chart was prepared under the supervision of the highly-respected A.D. Bache.

CONDITION NOTES

Framed; map is clean and bright.

IDENTIFIER

NL-00016

REFERENCES

Wheat, Carl Irving, Mapping the Transmississippi West, 1540-1861, #427.

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