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1799 Vancouver View of San Francisco, San Diego, and Santa Barbara

ViewsCaliforniaCoast-vancouver-1799
$900.00
Vues de Diverses Parties de la Cote Nord-Ouest d'Amerique. - Main View
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1799 Vancouver View of San Francisco, San Diego, and Santa Barbara

ViewsCaliforniaCoast-vancouver-1799

Some of the earliest nautical views San Francisco, San Diego, and Santa Barbara.

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Vues de Diverses Parties de la Cote Nord-Ouest d'Amerique.
  1799 (undated)     15.5 x 20.5 in (39.37 x 52.07 cm)

Description


A fine example of George Vancouver's 1799 view sheet for the western coast of North America in and around modern day California. This sheet features seven beautifully rendered views detailing, from top: Drakes Bay, California (Pointe de Los Reyes), then entrance to San Francisco Bay, California (Port St. Francisco); Point Pinos, California; Santa Barbara, California; entrance to the port of San Diego, California; two mountains just south of San Diego Bay (Deux Montagnes), Mexico; and Cape Colnett, Mexico. Vancouver and his officers drew these views while traveling northwards to begin their epic 1791-1794 explorations of the Pacific Northwest. This view sheet features some of the earliest nautical shore profiles of the California coastline ever published.

This particular example of Vancouver's view sheet was issued as plate no. 13 in the highly desirable 1799 French edition of Vancouver's Atlas. The rare and coveted French edition of Vancouver's Atlas is more beautifully produced with better engraving, higher quality paper, and more detail then the 1798 english edition.

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