SOLD: United States Coast Survey map of Point Reyes (1860)

SOLD: 1860 United States Coast Survey map of Point Reyes and Drake's Bay

Title:

Preliminary Chart of Drake's Bay California

Map maker:

United States Coast Survey, Bache, A. D., Report of the Superintendent of the United States Coast Survey, (Washington) 1860.

Place and Year:

Washington, D.C., 1860

Dimensions:

52 x 77.5 cm (20.5 x 30.5 in)

Technique:

Lithograph

Coloring:

Colored

Condition Rating:

VG

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An uncommon 1860 map of Drakes Bay or Puerto De Los Reyes on the Point Reyes national seashore in California.

Located approximately 30 miles northwest of San Francisco, Drakes Bay has long been considered the most likely landing site of the Englishman Sir Francis Drake on his historic 1579 circumnavigation of the world.

The map extends from Point Reyes to Duxbury Reef and features numerous depth soundings and excellent inland topographical detail. A note in the lower left quadrant includes sailing directions and other useful information.

The Geographical positioning for this chart was the work of George Davidson and A.F. Rodgers. The topography was accomplished by J. S. Lawson and A. F. Rodgers. The hydrography was completed by a party under the command of James Alden. The whole was compiled under the exacting direction of A. D. Bache, Superintendent of the Coast Survey and one of the most influential Superintendents in the history of the Coast Survey. Issued for the 1860 Superintendent's Report.

Verso Text: Blank

CONDITION NOTES

Minor wear along original fold lines. Minor spotting. Professionally flattened and backed with archival tissue.

IDENTIFIER

NL-00230

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