U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey

City of San Francisco, California

U.S. Coast Survey A.D. Bache, Superintendent, City of San Francisco And Its Vicinity California. From a Trigonometrical Survey by R.D. Cutts, Assistant. Topography by A.F. Rodgers Sub-assistant. Hydrography by the Party under the command of Lieut. James Alden U.S.N. Asst. 1853. U.S. Coast Survey Office.

DESCRIPTION: Antique electrotype engraved plan of the booming town of San Francisco, California made in 1853 during the California gold rush. On a 25" x 33" sheet of heavy paper, never folded. Key named features include: Tonquin Shoal, Wreck of the Tonquin, Blossom Rock, Mission Rock, Point San Quentin, Mission de Dolores, Rincon Point, Mission Bay, Steamboat Point, Cunningham's Wharf, Law's Wharf, Broadway Wharf, Pacific Wharf, and Portsmouth Square.

The town is shown laid out into blocks with individual buildings. Numerous steets are identified including Market Street, Pine Street, Lombard Street and Broad Way. Includes numerous soundings and countour lines.

This antique chart should not be confused with those similar copies that were issued with dozens of others as part of a Report to Congress, most on thin paper with folds that often show condition issues. This original mid 19th century survivor is a large, separately issued example on thick wove paper that has been stored either rolled of flat with no folds. Price 50 Cents. Verified I.I. Stevens . Outlines and Topography engraved by Max. F.O. Strobel; Lettering by E.F. Woodward. With the circular logo of the Coast Survey Depot. Number 627.

CREATOR: U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey



BODY OF WATER: Bay of San Francisco

CONDITION: Very Good.  Clean and bright on creamy wove paper. Prominent platemark with wide margins. A fine print with no condition issues.



SIZE: 17 " x 24 "


PRICE: $1400


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