Antique Nautical Charts, Nautical Prints, and Nautical Ephemera

Please visit us at the
San Francisco Map Fair


Rarecharts will attend the 2018 San Francisco Map Fair.  Our offerings will include an unrecorded Dutch sea chart of the World by Johannes Loots.

September 21-23, 2018

The Lodge at the Regency Center
1290 Sutter Street, San Francisco, California
BOOTH 23
Early Chart of San Francisco Bay

Scarce French sea chart of San Francisco Bay made from 1836-39 by Captain Petit-Thouars of the French Frigate Venus.

Croquis Des Atterrages De La Baie De San-Francisco
Depot de la Marine   1843
Antique Chart of Humboldt Bay, California.

Attractive U.S. Coast Survey separately-published chart of Humboldt Bay, California. For the collector of California cartography.

Humboldt Bay, California
U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey   1867
Fine Antique Chart of
Suisun Bay, California


Very attractive scarce antique engraved chart of Suisun Bay, California northwest of San Francisco Bay.

Suisun Bay, California From a Trigonometrical Survey . . .
U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey   1867
Antique French Chart of the
California Coast - Baja Peninsula


Large engraved antique chart of the California coast with Baja south to Mazatlan, Mexico.

Carte des côtes de Californie de Mazatlan à San Francisco
Aime Robiquet   1856
Unrecorded Late Golden-age Dutch Sea Chart by Johannes Loots.

Previouly unrecorded nautical chart of the world by Dutch cartographer Johannes Loots.

Nieuwe Generale Wassende Gradige Paskaart
van de Geheele Werelt
Johannes Loots   1709
Rare Manuscript Hydrographic Map of the Fayoum Region of Egypt



Carte de La Province du Faioume Anciennement Dite Arsinoe
Anonymous   ca. 1790
Boston Mass. :
Twenty Rare Street and Lot Plans


Twenty lot and street plans from Boston, Massachusetts generally from the decade of the 1880's.

Multiple 19th C. Surveys of Boston Back Bay
Fuller and Whitney   1880
Cambridge, Mass. :
Twenty-five Rare Street and Lot Plans


Twenty-five mid 19th-century surveyors' manuscripts, lithographs, traces of Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Multiple 19th C. Surveys of Cambridge, Mass.
Mason, Whitney, Bowker...    1870
Huge Antique Chart of
New York Bay and Harbor


A spectacular, large antique nautical chart of New York Bay and Harbor from 1889 by the U.S. Coast Survey.

Bay and Harbor of New York
U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey   1889
Maury's Whale Chart

Rare thematic chart of reported whale sightings by geographic area, whale species, and relative number of sightings.

Whale Chart
Matthew Maury   1851/1956
Monterey Bay and Carmel Bay, California

First French edition of this antique plan of Monterey Bay, Carmel, and Carmel Bay in California.

Plan de la Baie de Monterey Situee dans la Calfornie Septentrionale
La Perouse, Jean François Galaup   1797