1852 United States Coast Survey - Reconnaissance of the Harbors of Santa Cruz, San Simeon, Coxo and San Luis Obispo California
1852 United States Coast Survey California harbor map, including Santa Cruz
Reconnaissance of the Harbors of Santa Cruz, San Simeon, Coxo and San Luis Obispo California
United States Coast Survey
Washington, D.C., 1852
34.3 x 43.0 cm (13.5 x 16.9 in)
This detailed coast survey shows several important harbors along the central coast of California, including Santa Cruz, San Luis Obispo, San Simeon, and Coxo (just south of Pt. Conception).
There are notations on breakers, reefs, the sea floor, and other navigational details. The topography of the land along the coast is illustrated by hachure.
The survey was completed under the command of Lieut. James Alden. Outlines and topography engraved by H.C. Evans and Max Strobel, with lettering engraved by H.M. Knight.
A clean and bright example, issued folding and now pressed and backed in tissue. The left margin has been extended to accommodate framing.