British Admiralty Hydrographical Office

Antique Admiralty Nautical Chart of San Diego Bay to Cape Mendocino California

America West Coast Diego Bay to Cape Mendocino from the United States Coast Surveys

DESCRIPTION: Large antique British Admiralty sea chart of the California coast extending from Humboldt Bay and Cape Mendocino in the North, trending southeast past San Francisco Bay and Monterey Bay to San Diego, California. Lighthouses are picked out with red dots highlighted in yellow.

Contains fifteen coastal elevation views with some of the most stunning coastal scenery in the world including the Big Sur area. These carefully engraved coastal elevations include: Cape Mendocino, Point Arena, Pt. Reyes, Entrance to San Francisco Bay, Point Piedras, Point Ano Nuevo, South Farallon Lighthouse, Point Sur, Moro Rock, Point Arguilla, Pt. Conception, Point Loma, Catalina Harbor, and the Point of Boundary between the United States and Mexico.

First published by the Admiralty from London in April 1858 under the superintendence of Royal Navy Hydrographer Captain Washington. This edition of the scarce nautical chart was printed with corrections to July 1868.

Sold by J.D. Potter Agent for The Admiralty, 31 Poultry and 11 King Street Tower Hill.

CREATOR: British Admiralty Hydrographical Office



BODY OF WATER: Pacific Ocean

CONDITION: Good.  On strong paper, generally clean except the bottom 5" shows evidence of age toning and foxing. Professionally repaired 3" tear at top in the blank area of the title cartouche. Rough margins a bit short at top and bottom.

COLORING: None except lighthouses highlighted in yellow.

ENGRAVER: J. and C. Walker

SIZE: 24 " x 38 "


PRICE: $3000


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