Washington, D.C. U.S. Coast Survey. 1850 - 1854.
EIGHT engraved maps including one duplicate, 7 1/2 x 6 3/4 inches to 9 1/2 x 13 1/2 inches on sheets 9 3/4 x 8 3/4 inches to 11 1/2 x 14 1/2 inches, single fold line to six maps, double fold to largest, no fold to smallest. Light toning to Point Pinos map and to some edges and fold lines of other maps, particularly to one Mare Island Straits map (short tear and puncture to fold line of same); occasional scattered foxing; binding holes to left margin or neatline of Mare Island Straits maps; overall very good condition. The maps are as follows: Point Conception, Point Pinos, Pulgas Base, San Pedro Harbor, Western Coast, Trinidad Bay, and Mare Island Straits (two copies). The Point Pinos map indicating proposed sites for a Light-House is dated 1854, but the Bay of Monterey engraving on the same sheet is done from a survey made in 1847. Various naval officers are credited, though the Superintendent is always A.D. Bache. A fascinating collection of precise and finely engraved maps from California's early history. Item #56621