Robiquet, Aime

Antique French chart of the California coast and Baja Peninsula

Carte des côtes de Californie de Mazatlan à San Francisco d'apres les derniers travaux Américains par Robiquet

DESCRIPTION: Large engraved chart of the California coast south to Mazatlan, Mexico: "Carte des Côtes de Californie de Mazatlan à San Francisco d'après les derniers Travaux Amércains Par Robiquet, Hydrographe Rue Pavée Saint Andre No.2. Paris 1856". This large chart is particularly interesting for its collection of numerous inset plans of North American West Coast ports and bays during the late Gold Rush era.

Coverage includes the Baja Peninsula or "Vieille Californie" with Cabo San Lucas ("Cap St. Lucas") at the end. Contains inset plans of the bays and ports at Guaymas, Ballena, St. Bartholomé, Pulpito, San Quentin, San Diego, San Pedro, Monterey, San Francisco, and Bodega Bay.

Scarce and detailed map of California's coastline, with much detail for navigation and a few inland landmarks. Printed in Paris by French hydrograper and publisher Louis Antoine Robiquet. Presumably from Robiquet's "Atlas Hydrographique" of 1856, but this printing with separate price (4 francs) and publisher's blindstamp in bottom right margin.

Inset plans include: (1): Baie Bodega Levé en 1839 par Ed. Belcher. (2): Plan de la Baie de Monterey Levé en 1837 par Mr. De Tessan, Ingr. Geographe. (3): Entrée du Port de San Francisco par Cadwalader Ringgold. (4): San Pedro par James Alden 1852. (5): Entrée de San Diego par R.D. Cutts et G. Davidson. (6): Port San Quentin Levé in 1839 par Ed. Belcher. (7): Port St. Bartholomé Levé par le Cape. H. Kellet en 1847. (8): Mouillage Pulpito par le Cape. H. Kellet. (9): Port Balleno par le Cape. H. Kellet. (10): Guaymas Levé par Mr. Fisquet en 1840.

No. 61. Paris - Imp. Louis

CREATOR: Robiquet, Aime



BODY OF WATER: Pacific Ocean

CONDITION: Good.  Some browning and offsetting. Edges age toned. A few small very light stains. Ample margins . No major condition issues, no holes, tears, etc.

COLORING: Attractive hand-color.


SIZE: 39 " x 26 "


PRICE: $1900


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