Oregon 1862 Coos Bay rare nautical chart U.S. Coast survey westBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Preliminary Chart of Entrance to Koos Bay Oregon. (Coos Bay)
(Western America- West Coast United States during Civil War- U.S. Coast Survey- nautical chart- Oregon- Pacific Ocean- Cape Gregory- Ft. Yokan).
Issued 1861-62, Washington, D.C. by U.S. Coast Survey, under A.D. Bache. Mapping by Lawson Lithographed by Knickerbocker, NY.
Fine mid-19th century coast chart issued by the U.S. Government during the Civil War. Scarce due to imprint date, much scarcer than nautical charts issued prior to and after the Civil War.
Light uniform paper age toning, original fold lines, remaining clean - a pleasing and well preserved example, much nicer than typical for large folding paper charts of this era. Video clearly shows the condition much better than words.
Sheet measures c. 17" x 19 1/4".
Printed area measures c. 14 1/2" x 17 1/2".
Burchard, Publications of U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey, pp. 34-6.
Guthorn, U.S. Coastal Charts 1783-1861, pp. 17-22
Library of Congress, Map division example.