ORIGINAL MAP: "ENTRANCE TO SAN FRANCISCO BAY". 1856. LINEN-BACKED. A. D. BACHE, Superintendent.
ORIGINAL MAP: "ENTRANCE TO SAN FRANCISCO BAY". 1856. LINEN-BACKED
ORIGINAL MAP: "ENTRANCE TO SAN FRANCISCO BAY". 1856. LINEN-BACKED
ORIGINAL MAP: "ENTRANCE TO SAN FRANCISCO BAY". 1856. LINEN-BACKED
ORIGINAL MAP: "ENTRANCE TO SAN FRANCISCO BAY". 1856. LINEN-BACKED
ORIGINAL MAP: "ENTRANCE TO SAN FRANCISCO BAY". 1856. LINEN-BACKED
ORIGINAL MAP: "ENTRANCE TO SAN FRANCISCO BAY". 1856. LINEN-BACKED
ORIGINAL MAP: "ENTRANCE TO SAN FRANCISCO BAY". 1856. LINEN-BACKED
ORIGINAL MAP: "ENTRANCE TO SAN FRANCISCO BAY". 1856. LINEN-BACKED
ORIGINAL MAP: "ENTRANCE TO SAN FRANCISCO BAY". 1856. LINEN-BACKED
ORIGINAL MAP: "ENTRANCE TO SAN FRANCISCO BAY". 1856. LINEN-BACKED

ORIGINAL MAP: "ENTRANCE TO SAN FRANCISCO BAY". 1856. LINEN-BACKED

Washington DC: United States Office of the Coast Survey, 1856. First Edition. This is an ORIGINAL map of The Entrance to San Francisco Bay. 1856. 25 1/2" x 39 1/2", with a 2" linen border. Black and white. Scale: 1/50,000. Full title: "Preliminary Chart of Entrance to San Francisco Bay From a Trigonometrical Survey under the direction of A. D. Bache Superintendent of the SURVEY OF THE COAST OF THE UNITED STATES". A. D. Bache was the great grandson of Benjamin Franklin. The map includes Alcatraz and Yerba Buena Islands, and, halfway between the two, Blossom Rock, a submerged hazard to navigation discovered in 1827 by Captain Frederick Beechey of the Royal Navy, and named for His Majesty's Ship Blossom, then commanded by Beechey. Efforts to destroy the Rock had a colorful history, finally ending in 1974. Listed are "Sailing Directions" and "Dangers". A superb early map of San Francisco and the Bay Area, expertly linen-backed by dba Innis Archives. Near Fine. Certainly very suitable for framing. Free Shipping, rolled in a hard-shell mailing tube. Near Fine. Item #2051

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