Maker: US Coast Survey.
Antique nautical chart of the entrance to San Francisco, CA, by the US Coast Survey, 1859. A fantastic representation of San Francisco, Oakland, early Alameda, and Brooklyn which only existed from 1856-1870. Three handsome views at bottom: two Views of the Entrance to San Francisco Bay from different points and one View of the Entrance to San Pablo Bay. This chart was created before the Golden Gate Bridge was started in 1933. At this time Berkeley and the general eastern part of the Bay area were in the process of being surveyed. Oakland officially became a city in 1854, just before this survey was published. Includes an inset chart showing the water depths approaching the entrance to San Francisco Bay. This is a fascinating glimpse at a major California city area as it was developing. Text at lower left includes sailing directions, dangers, light houses, and tides. Very good restored condition-has been cleaned and rebacked. Some signs of age may still be visible, mostly mild stains on the right side, but overall the chart is whole and looks wonderful. Some waviness to the paper. Approx. 23.5 x 38.5 inches to the neatline. **NOTE- because this map requires extra insurance for shipping, an additional charge will appear on your card after your original purchase. If you would like to know what that charge will be, please contact us.**
Item Number: WES412