Coastal Elevation Views

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116Old antique sea map profile view of English channelDetailsCollins, Greenvile1750
How the Several Lands Show at Sea
Collins, Greenvile
$135.00Collins--GreenvileHow-the-Several-Lands-Show-at-SeaAntique nautical profile views of English coast including Beachy Head, Portland, Isle of Wight, Dartmouth, and Milford. This scarce nautical engraving accompanied other nautical charts from one of the many editions of Great Britain's Coasting Pilot by Greenville Collins.
858Antique elevation view of Pensacola, Florida ca. 1764.DetailsUniversal Magazine1764
Antique engraved elevation view of Pensacola, Florida
Universal Magazine
$360.00Universal-MagazineAntique-engraved-elevation-view-of-Pensacola--FloridaAntique elevation view of Pensacola, Florida and the very few structures that existed 250 years ago just after the end of Spanish rule over the city. A legend at bottom is keyed to six locations on the view including: 1. The Fort. 2. The Church. 3. The Governor's House. 4. The Commandant's House. 5. A Well. 6. A Bungo. (A bungo was a type of boat or canoe used in the southern United States made of a hollowed-out tree.) <br></br> This engraving is the earliest available printed view of Pensacola and comes from the January 1764 issue of the Universal Magazine. After Dominic Serres (1719-1793), a French-born painter primarily of nautical or maritime subjects. Serres was assigned to the Brtitish expedition to capture Havana, led by Admiral Sir George Pocock. It is possible that Serres visited Pensacola during that cruise.
5306Antique Charts Con Son Island Archipelago and Da Nang Bay.DetailsMannevillette, d'Apres1775
Rare French charts of Vietnam Coast including Da Nang
Mannevillette, d'Apres
$475.00Mannevillette--d-ApresRare-French-charts-of-Vietnam-Coast-including-Da-NangTwo original antique engraved charts on a single sheet: the Con Son Island Archipelago and Da Nang Bay including the Vietnam coast between the towns of Hue and Da Nang: "Plan de l'Isle Condor"; "Carte d'une Partie de la Cote de Cochinchine". <br></br> Includes three fine inset coastal elevation views: <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>Vue de l'Isle Champello ou Cham Collao.</li> <li>Vue de l'entrée de la Baye de Touranne (Da Nang was known as Tourane during the French colonial period)</li> <li>Vue de l'Isle Condor lorsque la Havre...</li> </ul> </div> From J. B. d'Apres de Mannevillette's sea atlas "Le Neptune Oriental ou routier general des Cotes des Indes orientales et de la Chine." Jean-Baptiste d'Après de Mannevillette (1707 - 1780) was a French sailor, navigator, and hydrographer active in the mid-18th century. Mannevillette studied mathematics and navigation in Paris before winning a commission as an officer on a merchant vessel headed for the West Indies. Mannevillette collected and revised a number of regional nautical charts during numerous voyages around Africa to India and China. The Compagnie des Indes (French East India Company) appointed D'Apres de Mannevillette as director of maps and plans at Lorient in 1752.
834Antique nautical chart of West U.S.: San Francisco to Umpqua RiverDetailsU.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey1869
Western Coast of U.S. from San Francisco to Umpquah (Umpqua) River
U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
$675.00U-S--Coast-and-Geodetic-SurveyWestern-Coast-of-U-S--from-San-Francisco-to-Umpquah-(Umpqua)-RiverVery attractive antique nautical chart of the <b>western coast of California</b> focused on the Pacific coastline between <b>San Francisco, California</b> and the Umpqua River, Oregon. This scarce, rolled, separately issued chart, corrected to 1869, was first published in 1854 by the U.S. Coast Survey. Noted habitations and geographical features include Empire City, Koos Bay, and Port Orford or Ewing Harbor, Oregon; Crescent City, Reddings Rock, Eureka, Mendocino City, Haven's Anchorage, Bodega Bay, Pt. Reyes, Alcatraz Island, Oakland, Alameda, Union City and San Francisco Bay, California. Numerous soundings, navigational hazards, and aids to navigation are identified. <br></br> This antique sea chart is enlivened with twelve attractive hand-colored <b>inset coastal elevation views</b> including: the Entrance to San Francisco Bay, Point Arena, Mendocino City Cove, Trinidad Head and City, Cape Mendocino, Red Bluff Entrance to Humboldt Bay, Point St. George, Mack's Arch and Reef, Rogues River, Cape Blanco, and Cape Gregory. <br></br> This is a scarce, separately issued, rolled nautical chart of the U.S. West Coast, not the more common folded version on thin paper that was issued with other charts in an annual report to Congress from the Coast Survey. <br></br> This chart was printed in 1869 from an electrotype-printed copy of the original hand-engraved copper plate. Electrotype printing is a process the U.S. Coast Survey adopted around 1850. As a soft medium, copper plates could only withstand print runs of perhaps 200 copies before the plates wore down. To enable larger print runs, a mold of the original plate was created in wax or another soft medium. Then, using an electro-chemical processs ( electrotyping ), the mold was coated with a metal layer, typically copper. Printers were then able to produce output from the new electrotype copper copy, while preserving the original. Electrotype copy no. 6 by Mathiot.
5019Map of Banff, Lake Louise, Columbia Icefield Highway, Canada.DetailsCanadian Pacific Railroad1941
Map of Banff Lake Louise Columbia Icefield Highway Glaciers
Canadian Pacific Railroad
$350.00Canadian-Pacific-RailroadMap-of-Banff-Lake-Louise-Columbia-Icefield-Highway-GlaciersAttractive and very scarce lithographed map of Banff, Lake Louise and the Columbia Icefield Highway with the Yoho Valley Emerald Lake Field, and Golden, Canada. Shows highways, glaciers, mountain ranges, trails, and the route of the Canadian Pacific Railway. <br></br> Map is on the recto of a folding six-part brochure with an inset elevation view of the "Altitudes of principal peaks from Golden to Banff in the Canadian Rockies." In that view the peaks with names underlined are on the South Side of the Canadian Pacific Railway main line from Banff to Golden. <br></br> Verso contains photographs, text and a map of the Columbia Icefield Highway (Sunwapta Pass to Lake Louise) and a cross section (elevation view) of the Canadian Rockies from the same Columbia Icefield Highway. Dated by reference to the Rumsey Collection.