1851 United States Coast Survey - Sketch J No. 12 Reconnaissance of the Western Coast of the United States from Monterey to the Columbia River in three sheets Sheet No. 1

USCS California coast from Monterey to Mendocino

Title:

Sketch J No. 12 Reconnaissance of the Western Coast of the United States from Monterey to the Columbia River in three sheets Sheet No. 1

Map maker:

United States Coast Survey, Bache, A. D., Report of the Superintendent of the United States Coast Survey, (Washington) 1851.

Place and Year:

Washington, DC, 1851

Dimensions:

50.8 x 45.7 cm (20 x 18 in)

Technique:

Lithograph

Coloring:

Colored

Condition Rating:

VG

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DETAILS

This is an attractive 1851 U.S. Coast Survey chart of the California Coast. It covers from Monterey Bay north to Cape Mendocino and includes San Francisco Bay. This chart is the first sheet of three, which together chart the entire western coast of the United States from Monterey Bay north as far as the Columbia River.

Perhaps the most interesting feature of this chart are the three coastal views including 'View of the Entrance to San Francisco Bay,' 'View of Pt. Pinos,' and the ’View of Cape Mendocino.'Copious notes and sailing instructions in the upper right hand quadrant of the map are an interesting read for the nautically inclined.

The chart was prepared and under the supervision of A. D. Bache, one of the most important and influential superintendents of the U.S. Coast Survey in the 19th century. Published in the 1851 edition of the Superintendent's Report.

CONDITION NOTES

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

IDENTIFIER

NL-00029

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