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 United States Coast Survey:  Preliminary Sketch of Santa Barbara California . . . 1853

Maps of California (California, Nevada, Arizona)


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Title: Preliminary Sketch of Santa Barbara California . . . 1853

Map Maker:  United States Coast Survey

Place / Date: Washington / 1853

Coloring: Uncolored

Size: 17 x 14 inches

Condition: VG

Price: $345.00

Inventory ID: 48992


Description:

One of the earliest obtainable maps of Santa Barbara.

The map is centered on the town of Santa Barbara and shows roads, rivers, mountains, etc. The Mission and Ruined Village are shown in the mountains above town. Includes a view of the town and Mission. Soundings offshore are noted, along with sailing directions.

The United States Coast Survey was founded by Thomas Jefferson, but did not begin mapping in earnest until the 1840s. The charts of various towns along the Pacific Coast are generally among the earliest obtainable maps of theses cities and are important editions to western collections.


Condition Description: Discoloration along folds, as usual.


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Maps of California (California, Nevada, Arizona)
Western US