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(J No. 2) Reconnaissance of The Western Coast of the United States Middle Sheet From San Francisco to Umpquah River

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(J No. 2) Reconnaissance of the Western Coast of the United States Middle Sheet From San Francisco to Umpquah River. 1854

A remarkable 1854 map by the United States Coast Survey. Covers the coastline of California and Oregon from San Francisco (depicted) northwards as far as the Umpqua (Umpquah) River. Offers soundings only along the coast line - suggesting the primitive state of the survey in this region. The highlight of this map are the twelve stunning coastal profile views that decorate the right hand side of the map. The upper left quadrant offers general information on tides and lighthouses as well as detailed sailing instructions for the region. This chart is the central sheet of a series of three charts that the Coast Survey issues to show its progress in the region. The positioning for this chart is the world of G. Davidson. The Hydrography was completed by a party under the command of James Alden. Published under the direction of A.D. Bache, one of the most influential superintendents to lead the U.S. Coast Survey.

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