THE NORTHERN PACIFIC OCEAN WITH IT'S EASTERN ISLES; THE CAOST OF CALIFORNIA, OREGON &C.; THE WESTERN COAST OF CENTRAL AMERICA.

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Richard Laurie

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The Northern Pacific Ocean with it's Eastern Isles; The Caost of California, Oregon &c.; The Western Coast of Central America.

Engraving, 1847 & 1848.
37 3/4 x 70 3/4"
Fair condition. Same areas of staining in the lower right, creases and occasional tears and one small hole. Not uncommon for working sea charts of the perion.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 43231
Price: $750.00
Publisher : Published by R. H. Laurie, 53 Fleet St, London.
A scarce large scale, three-sheet, blue-backed chart. This chart shows the western coast of the Americas from Lima, Peru to Queen Charlotte Island and westward to the Marshall Islands. Includes Hawaii, the Galapagos, and western Aleutian Islands. Includes sixteen inset charts including the Sandwich Islands, The Oregon or Columbia River, and Harbor of San Francisco. Sea charts are inherently rare due to the nature of their use aboard ships. Although likely common when first made, the vast majority of them were either destroyed by use or destroyed intentionally when new updated versions were obtained. We have no records of ever seeing this chart before. James Imray, 1803-1870. Imray originally was in the stationary and account book publishing business. In 1836 Imray joined with Michael Blachford, a small sea chart publisher based in London. The partnership flourished and soon began to compete with the larger firm of Norie and Wilson. In 1846 Imray bought out Blachford, taking over as sole proprietor. The firm later, led by descendents, survived into the 20th century.Some manuscript additions plot several voyages to and from San Francisco. Maps

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