Atchafalaya Bay Louisiana Salt Marshes Reef 1858 U.S.C.S. big old nautical chartBrian DiMambro -Historical Investments
Preliminary Chart of Atchafalaya Bay, Louisiana
(North America- United States- Nautical Chart- Salt Marshes- Point Au Fer Shell Reef- Sailing Directions)
Printed 1858, Washington by U. S. Coast Survey
Lithographed by W. Langran
Original mid- 19th Century lithograph map.
Printed on lithographic paper as issued which shows minor light signs of age, is age toned- resulting in a nice patina, must be handled carefully.
A detailed, scarce and interesting early nautical chart which could readily be collected on it's own merits, displayed or given as a present.
In Poor to Fair antiquarian condition , paper brittle but mostly clean overall, light minor age dustiness or light surface wear, small scattered spotting or age soiling as seen, original fold-lines as issued, fold lines now age browned and splitting, long tear closed on back with archival tape, splitting at intersections, etc. overall the map is clean and attractive -- map has been priced according to this condition as described.
Please inspect photos closely- any noteworthy flaws to the printed surface area should be noticeable within pictures provided. These pictures form a central part of the item description and we encourage you to study them carefully. We will send the actual antique item shown.
[ note: We grade very conservatively. We are doing our best to show & describe this item so you are happy when it arrives ].
Sheet measures c. 32 3/8" W x 28" H.
Engraved area measures c. 31" W x 23 7/8" H.