1851 United States Coast Survey - Light-House on Point Pinos Bay Monterey
United States Coast Survey Bay of Monterey
Sketch J. NO. 4 Indicating proposed sites for a Light-House on Point Pinos Bay, Monterey
United States Coast Survey, Bache, A. D., Report of the Superintendent of the United States Coast Survey, (Washington) 1851.
Washington, D.C., 1851
21.6 x 24.1 cm (8.5 x 9.5 in)
This is a beautiful 1851 U.S. Coast Survey nautical chart or map of Monterey Bay and Point Pinos, California.
Essentially two maps on a single page, the right hand side map was created from surveys made in 1847 and depicts Monterey Bay from Pt. St. Cruz to Point Pinos. Monterey City is identified. The left hand side map focuses on Point Pinos and details the proposed light sites and the range of visibility of the proposed lights. The Point Pinos Lighthouse would eventually be built in 1855 and is today the oldest continuously operating lighthouse on the western coast of the United States.
Topography on this chart was executed by A. M. Harrison. Compiled under the direction of A. D. Bache, Superintendent of the Survey of the Coast of the United States and one of the most influential American cartographers of the 19th century.
Verso Text: Blank
Minor wear and toning along original fold lines. Minor foxing.