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1481Coming Soon!DetailsBlaeu, Johannes1645
North Polar Region or Regiones Sub Polo Arctico
Blaeu, Johannes
1645
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$1,900.00Blaeu--JohannesNorth-Polar-Region-or-Regiones-Sub-Polo-ArcticoBeautiful engraved map of the North Polar region with fine color. With rhumb lines radiating from the North Pole, a large title cartouche, two figures and numerous wind heads, compass roses, ships and an additional vignette of explorers. Arctic animals shown include a polar bear and foxes. With Backer's coat-of-arms in "Nova Britannia." French text on verso regarding the "Pole Arctique". <br></br> Blaeu's map of the North Pole region is a close copy of Jansson's Nova et Accurata Poli Artici based on the arctic map of Barentsz, Baffin, and others. This is state two of the map with Willem Backer's coat-of-arms.
3664Coming Soon!Detailsvan Keulen, Johannes1687
Surprising Dutch Chart of the West Indies and Gulf Coast
van Keulen, Johannes
1687
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$2,900.00van-Keulen--JohannesSurprising-Dutch-Chart-of-the-West-Indies-and-Gulf-CoastVisually disconcerting and exciting Dutch nautical chart of the Gulf Coast and West Indies. This fine and very collectable sea chart is oriented with north to the right. By Johannes van Keulen. Second state.
3672Coming Soon!DetailsFrezier, Amedee1717
Plan of the anchorage at Ilo, Peru
Frezier, Amedee
1717
LOC:77
$125.00Frezier--AmedeePlan-of-the-anchorage-at-Ilo--PeruFrezier's plan of the Peruvian port city of Ilo (Ylo), the capital of Ylo province. Frezier made a reconnaisance mission to the coast of South America from 1712-1714. Posing as a trader or merchant captain, Frezier sketched harbor defenses and gathered information on the military preparedness of each port visited. <br></br> Includes a coastal elevation view and several drawings of a mill probably for sugar cane. Key at top right relates to locations identified on the plan. North is oriented to the left. <br></br> Amédée Frézier (1682 – 1773) was an French explorer, military engineer, mathematician, and spy. This plan of Ylo, Peru is from Frezier's 1717 account of his travels published in French in 1717: "Relation du voyage de la mer du Sud, aux côtes du Chili, du Pérou et de Brésil, fait pendant les années 1712, 1713, et 1714".
3673Coming Soon!DetailsMoll, Herman1720
Antique Chart of the west coat of Panama, Colombia, Equador, and Peru
Moll, Herman
1720
LOC:77
$250.00Moll--HermanAntique-Chart-of-the-west-coat-of-Panama--Colombia--Equador--and-PeruCompact antique chart of the west coast of Panama, Colombia, Equador, and Peru by Herman Moll <br></br> <b>Herman Moll</b> (1654-1732) was a publisher, cartographer, and engraver who operated a book and map store in London.
3692Coming Soon!DetailsHomann Heirs1743
Scarce antique view of Portobelo, Panama
Homann Heirs
1743
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$225.00Homann-HeirsScarce-antique-view-of-Portobelo--PanamaVery scarce birds-eye view of Portobelo, Panama in Colon Province during its capture and destruction in 1739-1742 during the War of Jenkins' Ear. The map depicts the town of Portobelo, Fort Gloria, and the immediate vicinity, including the harbor and Fort Hierro (iron), constructed across the harbor from Portobelo. Several sailing ships depict a naval battle scene and notes in the title block identify and explain sixteen important locations and actions on the view. <br></br> Portobelo was founded in March 1597 as "San Felipe de Portobelo". A military compound, Portobelo belonged to a Spain's colonial defensive system, including Veracruz (Mexico), Cartagena (Colombia), and Havana (Cuba), to protect the route of commercial trade between the Americas and Spain. Portobelo, where the annual late summer trade fairs were held, was one of the principal Caribbean ports and played a leading role controlling Spain's imperial trade in the Americas. <br></br> Published by the firm Homann Heirs. Homann Heirs (also "Homannianis Heredibus" or "Homann Erben" or "Heritiers de Homann") was a company established after the death of German cartographer J.B. Homann to carry on the map publishing business of the firm he started in the early 1700's. The designation "Homann Heirs" appears on maps published by that successor firm from about 1730 to 1848.
3675Coming Soon!DetailsBellin, Jacques Nicolas1764
Antique chart of the harbor, town, and fort at Plymouth, England
Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
1764
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$295.00Bellin--Jacques-NicolasAntique--chart-of-the-harbor--town--and-fort-at-Plymouth--EnglandFine mid eighteenth-century French navigation port plan and map of Plymouth, England. A key with seventeen items provides information on the precise location of important governmental, ecclesiastical, and commercial sites as well a provides the location of major gates or access-control locations. This is a larger-scale plan covering a smaller area that Bellin's related smaller-scale "Carte de la Port de Plimouth" of Plymouth Sound. <br></br> French hydrographer Jacques Nicolas Bellin (1703-1772) was born in Paris and educated as an engineer. In 1741, Bellin became the first Ingénieur de la Marine of the Depot des cartes et plans de la Marine (the French Hydrographical Office) and was named Official Hydrographer of the French King. Bellin's largest and most comprehensive work is the Petit Atlas Maritime with 581 charts that cover the coasts and important port cities of the known world. The Petit Atlas Maritime Recueil De Cartes et Plans Des Quatre Parties Du Monde is probably the best compilation of plans of maritime towns and harbors of its time. Tome IV No 11.
3676Coming Soon!DetailsBellin, Jacques Nicolas1764
Antique chart of Plymouth Sound in England
Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
1764
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$295.00Bellin--Jacques-NicolasAntique-chart-of-Plymouth-Sound-in-EnglandAttractive small French navigation port plan and map of Plymouth Sound and the town of Plymouth, England. Numerous depth soundings, anchorages, shallow areas, and navigational hazards are noted by Bellin throughout this fine antique chart. <br></br> French hydrographer Jacques Nicolas Bellin (1703-1772) was born in Paris and educated as an engineer. In 1741, Bellin became the first Ingénieur de la Marine of the Depot des cartes et plans de la Marine (the French Hydrographical Office) and was named Official Hydrographer of the French King. Bellin's largest and most comprehensive work is the Petit Atlas Maritime with 581 charts that cover the coasts and important port cities of the known world. The Petit Atlas Maritime Recueil De Cartes et Plans Des Quatre Parties Du Monde is probably the best compilation of plans of maritime towns and harbors of its time. Tome IV No 10.0
3666Coming Soon!DetailsAvery, Joseph1779
Rare chart of the Channel Islands after Joseph Avery
Avery, Joseph
1779
LOC:57
$4,200.00Avery--JosephRare-chart-of-the-Channel-Islands-after-Joseph-AveryUnrecorded French chart of Îles de la Manche in the English Channel- the Normandy coast and Channel Islands after the survey of Joseph Avery. Islands include Alderney, Guernsey, Jersey, Herm, and Sark. <br></br> Though similar to Beaurain's chart of 1757, no copy of this very attractive work after Avery is found online nor in AMPR. No copy of Avery's own original survey is found anywhere but his work should be dated between 1721 and 1742. <br></br> Joseph Avery was born in Scotland and is known to have charted the southern coast of England ca. 1721 and to have published a "well approved" map of that work. Avery emigrated to Charleston, SC where he worked as a ship builder and was hired in 1742 as surveyor to the Georgia province. (Cadle, Farris W. Georgia Land Surveying History and Law. University of Georgia Press. 1991. Pages 4-26) <br></br> J.F.W. DeBarres chart of the Coast Rivers and Inlets of the Province of Georgia (1780) is credited to be after the work of Joseph Avery and others.
3684Coming Soon!DetailsLuffman, John1800
Antique map Belle Isle, France engraved for Luffman's Select Plans
Luffman, John
1800
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$200.00Luffman--JohnAntique-map-Belle-Isle--France-engraved-for-Luffman-s-Select-PlansNeat antique engraved map of the Island of Belle Isle in the Bay of Biscay in France. With the headlands shown of Talifer Point, Corigan Point, Poulains Point, Grand Village Point and many more. Many small cities and towns are identified as well as a citadel near the town of Palais. <br></br> Key political divisions noted by Luffman include the four parishes of Sauzon, Locmaria, Bangor, and Palais. <br></br> From "Luffman's Select Plans of the Principal Cities, Harbors, Forts etc. in the World". Engraved and published by John Luffman, No. 28 Little Bell Alley, Coleman Street, August 1, 1800. Volume I, #54. <br></br> Luffman also provided similar engravings at about the same time for J.T. Serres' "The Little Sea Torch: or, True Guide for Coasting Pilots." Serres translated the Little Sea Torch from an earlier illustrated coasting pilot guide, based on Bougard's "Le petit flambeau de la mer", first published in 1684. Serres added his own magnificent views of headlands, ports, lighthouses, landmarks, topography, coastal scenes, ships and harbor entrances. <br></br> John Luffman (1751-1821) began his career as an engraver, trained by John Bayly, a noted map engraver in the Goldsmiths' Company, producing a fine map of Antigua, where he had resided in 1787 and 1789. Luffman shared the same sad fate as many publishers and was declared bankrupt on 9th March, 1793. Moving forward Luffman was more cautious and produced small format atlases and handy-sized maps of the theatres of war, principal towns and cities and battle-plans relating to the Wars of the French directorate and the subsequent Napoleonic War.
3688Coming Soon!DetailsLuffman, John1800
Antique map of Cadiz, Spain engraved for Luffman's Select Plans
Luffman, John
1800
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$220.00Luffman--JohnAntique-map-of-Cadiz--Spain-engraved-for-Luffman-s-Select-PlansFine copper-plate engraved plan of Cadiz, Spain not far from the Strait of Gibraltar. As described by Luffman: <div class="indenttextblock"> "Cadiz. The capital of Andalusia and the commercial capital of Old Spain is situated on the northern extremity of the Isle of Leon and Surrounded by an irregular fortification, but its best defence are the breakers by which it is nearly environed. Latitude 36 30 North. Longitude 6, 40 West from London" </div> </BR> From "Luffman's Select Plans of the Principal Cities, Harbors, Forts etc. in the World". Engraved and published by John Luffman, No. 28 Little Bell Alley, Coleman Street, Cheapside, London. November 1, 1800. Volume I, Number 67. <br></br> Luffman also provided similar engravings to this at about the same time for J.T. Serres' "The Little Sea Torch: or, True Guide for Coasting Pilots." Serres translated the Little Sea Torch from an earlier illustrated coasting pilot guide, based on Bougard's "Le petit flambeau de la mer", first published in 1684. <br></br> John Luffman (1751-1821) began his career as an engraver, producing a very large and fine map of Antigua, where he had resided in 1787 and 1789. That map was published by Luffman to accompany his 'A Brief Account of the Island of Antigua', 1788." Luffman shared the same sad fate as many publishers and was declared bankrupt on 9th March, 1793. Moving forward Luffman was more cautious and produced small format atlases and handy-sized maps of the theatres of war, principal towns and cities and battle-plans relating to the Wars of the French directorate and the subsequent Napoleonic War.
3689Coming Soon!DetailsLuffman, John1800
Antique map of Saldanha Bay, South Africa engraved for Luffman's Select Plans
Luffman, John
1800
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$230.00Luffman--JohnAntique-map-of--Saldanha-Bay--South-Africa-engraved-for-Luffman-s-Select-PlansFine copper-plate engraved plan of Saldanha Bay, South Africa, an important port north of Cape Town. As described by Luffman: <div class="indenttextblock"> "Saldanha Bay, An excellent harbour of Africa fourteen leagues north of Table Bay. In this Bay Lord Keith Captur'd a Dutch squadron under Admiral Lucas. Aug 17, 1796. Lat 33.30 S Longitude 18.20 E of London." </div> </BR> Named after the early 16th-century Portuguese navigator António de Saldanha, the bay is both larger and safer than Table Bay, which is located 65 miles (105 km) farther south-southeast. Saldanha Bay’s former abundance of seals, fish, and guano deposits was long contested between French, English, and Dutch interests, with exploitation restricted only by a lack of fresh water in the area. (Encyclopaedia Britannica Online). <br></br> From "Luffman's Select Plans of the Principal Cities, Harbors, Forts etc. in the World". Engraved and published by John Luffman, No. 28 Little Bell Alley, Coleman Street. London. May 1, 1801. Volume II, Number 9. <br></br> Luffman also provided similar engravings to this at about the same time for J.T. Serres' "The Little Sea Torch: or, True Guide for Coasting Pilots." Serres translated the Little Sea Torch from an earlier illustrated coasting pilot guide, based on Bougard's "Le petit flambeau de la mer", first published in 1684. <br></br> John Luffman (1751-1821) began his career as an engraver, producing a very large and fine map of Antigua, where he had resided in 1787 and 1789. That map was published by Luffman to accompany his 'A Brief Account of the Island of Antigua', 1788." Luffman shared the same sad fate as many publishers and was declared bankrupt on 9th March, 1793. Moving forward Luffman was more cautious and produced small format atlases and handy-sized maps of the theatres of war, principal towns and cities and battle-plans relating to the Wars of the French directorate and the subsequent Napoleonic War.
3690Coming Soon!DetailsLuffman, John1801
Antique map of the Red Sea and Bab al-Mandab Strait for Luffman's Select Plans
Luffman, John
1801
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$230.00Luffman--JohnAntique-map-of-the-Red-Sea-and-Bab-al-Mandab-Strait-for-Luffman-s-Select-PlansFine copper-plate engraved plan of the Bab al-Mandab Strait (Babel Mandel) at the mouth of the Red Sea. Includes the villages of Assab (Asab), Eritrea and Mocha (Moka), in Yemen. The Bab al-Mandab Strait connects the Red Sea to the Gulf of Aden. Other key features noted on the map include Perim (Mehtin) Island, Cape Rasbel, Pilot Island or Roboanes and the Lofty Islands. <br></br> From "Luffman's Select Plans of the Principal Cities, Harbors, Forts etc. in the World". Engraved and published by John Luffman, No. 28 Little Bell Alley, Coleman Street. London. November 1, 1801. Volume II, Number 53. <br></br> Luffman also provided similar engravings to this at about the same time for J.T. Serres' "The Little Sea Torch: or, True Guide for Coasting Pilots." Serres translated the Little Sea Torch from an earlier illustrated coasting pilot guide, based on Bougard's "Le petit flambeau de la mer", first published in 1684. <br></br> John Luffman (1751-1821) began his career as an engraver, producing a very large and fine map of Antigua, where he had resided in 1787 and 1789. That map was published by Luffman to accompany his 'A Brief Account of the Island of Antigua', 1788." Luffman shared the same sad fate as many publishers and was declared bankrupt on 9th March, 1793. Moving forward Luffman was more cautious and produced small format atlases and handy-sized maps of the theatres of war, principal towns and cities and battle-plans relating to the Wars of the French directorate and the subsequent Napoleonic War.
3691Coming Soon!DetailsLuffman, John1801
Antique plan of the harbor at Rhodes, Greece for Luffman's Select Plans
Luffman, John
1801
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$230.00Luffman--JohnAntique-plan-of-the-harbor-at-Rhodes--Greece-for-Luffman-s-Select-PlansFine copper-plate engraved plan of the harbor at Rhodes, Greece, the largest of Greece's Dodecanese islands. Shows the two jettys at the harbor entrance each protected by two fortified positions. Along with the city walls, depth soundings and anchorages are clearly marked. Luffman notes: <div class="indenttextblock"> "The harbour of Rhodes is situated in the island of the same name in the Mediterranean Sea. Here stood the famous colossal statue of Apollo. The city is Lat 36.24 N Long 28.12 E of London." </div> </BR> <br></br> From "Luffman's Select Plans of the Principal Cities, Harbors, Forts etc. in the World". Engraved and published by John Luffman, No. 28 Little Bell Alley, Coleman Street. London. March 1, 1801. Volume II, Number 1. <br></br> Luffman also provided similar engravings to this at about the same time for J.T. Serres' "The Little Sea Torch: or, True Guide for Coasting Pilots." Serres translated the Little Sea Torch from an earlier illustrated coasting pilot guide, based on Bougard's "Le petit flambeau de la mer", first published in 1684. <br></br> John Luffman (1751-1821) began his career as an engraver, producing a very large and fine map of Antigua, where he had resided in 1787 and 1789. That map was published by Luffman to accompany his 'A Brief Account of the Island of Antigua', 1788." Luffman shared the same sad fate as many publishers and was declared bankrupt on 9th March, 1793. Moving forward Luffman was more cautious and produced small format atlases and handy-sized maps of the theatres of war, principal towns and cities and battle-plans relating to the Wars of the French directorate and the subsequent Napoleonic War.
3668Coming Soon!DetailsU.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey1860
Fine antique chart of Drake's Bay, California
U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
1860
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$650.00U-S--Coast-and-Geodetic-SurveyFine-antique-chart-of-Drake-s--Bay--CaliforniaVery attractive scarce antique engraved chart of Drake's Bay, California on the Pacific Ocean just northwest of San Francisco. Coverage extends southward as far as Duxbury Reef. Includes sailing directions, notes on dangers, soundings and abbreviations, and tide table. <br><br/> A surviving survey file copy from the U.S. Geological Survey Library. With an oval faded ink stamp from that agency. Map number in MS at bottom corners as typical for surveyor's file copies. <br><br/> Now a part of Point Reyes National Seashore, the area covered by this old chart includes detailed topographical information and is generally devoid of named features. "Breakers" are noted in numerous areas all along the beaches. Numeous depth soundings. <br><br/> This antique chart should not be confused with those similar copies that were issued with dozens of others as part of a Report to Congress, most on thin paper with folds that often show condition issues. This original mid 19th century survivor is a large, separately issued example on crisp, strong paper that has been stored rolled with a NO FOLDS. Price 20 cents. NO logo of the Coast Survey Office. Number 629.
3667Coming Soon!DetailsU.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey1867
Fine antique chart of Suisun Bay, California
U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
1867
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$800.00U-S--Coast-and-Geodetic-SurveyFine-antique-chart-of-Suisun-Bay--CaliforniaVery attractive scarce antique engraved chart of Suisun Bay, California northwest of San Francisco Bay. Key features include Grizzly Island, Van Sickle's Island, Chipp's Island, Sherman Island, the Carquines Straits, and the towns of Antioch, Benicia and Martinez. <br></br> Rare U.S. Coast Survey separately published chart of Suisun Bay, California. For the collector of California cartography, a very special chart of Suisun Bay which lies at the confluence of the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers, forming the entrance to the Sacramento–San Joaquin River Delta. Dated within to 1867. With fine detail of interior topography. Assumed to be the first edition. <br></br> The map covers from Benicia and the Karquines Strait in the west as far as Sherman Island in the east and from Grizzly Island south to the San Joaquin River. Includes countless depth soundings in feet, detailed notes on tides. Several towns and cities are identified, including Martinez, Benicia, and Collinsville. <br></br> This plate is not from the common 1867 Report of the Superintendent of the United States Coast Survey. The chart is an original copper-plate engraved chart 32" x 17" on a huge sheet of crisp surveyor's paper 30" x 40". Not an electrotype copy. This engraving was printed from the original hand-engraved copper plate. Evidence of a wide platemark. Price 75 cents when issued. <br></br> This chart of Suisun Bay is unlike most Coast Survey charts we have handled. It is on crisp oversize paper and has not been folded into a Coast Survey atlas (nor was it printed for that purpose). The chart does not carrry the caveat at upper right "Electrotype Copy No. X". Based on that as well as by the markings on this chart and other items purchased in the same sales lot we feel there is a high probability that the chart was a surplus proof and or reference file copy of the U.S.G.S.
3680Coming Soon!DetailsJames Imray and Son1876
West Coast of North America from San Blas to San Francisco
James Imray and Son
1876
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$2,400.00James-Imray-and-SonWest-Coast-of-North-America-from-San-Blas-to-San-FranciscoSpectacular and large blueback nautical chart from <b>California's post Gold-Rush era</b> . Published five years before the establishment of the San Francisco Stock Exchange at 312 California Street, this antique sea-faring chart documents all the ports, harbors, and towns along the west coast of North America from Mendocino City, CA. to past Cabo Corrientes, Mexico and includes the Baja Peninsula with full coverage of all the areas surrounding <b>Cabo San Lucas</b> and <b>Mazatlan</b>, MX. <br></br> This blueback chart contains numerous inset charts including: San Francisco Bay; Santa Barbara; Bodega Bay; San Diego Bay; Ballena Bay; Mangles Road; San Jose del Cabo Bay; Tomales Bay; Magdalena Bay; San Lucas Bay; Mazatlan. <br></br> Verso consists of the original blue-paper backing as issued to strengthen the chart for its expected hard life at sea. Also on the verso is the orginal yellow publisher's label from the Imray firm that reads "COAST OF CALIFORNIA. James Imray and Son. London. Chart 135." <br></br> Due to changing conditions charts could become outdated quickly and it was important for mariners to understand the accuracy of their navigational charts. The British Admiralty and later the U.S. Coast Survey responded by recording the dates of each update on the map, in some cases maintaining a historical record of updates spanning many decades. Private publishers of sea charts fulfilled the same need by providing the date of the last update with an inked overstamp.
3663Coming Soon!DetailsAnonymous1891
Antique lot plan of Coronado Heights in San Diego County
Anonymous
1891
LOC:88
$210.00AnonymousAntique-lot-plan-of-Coronado-Heights-in-San-Diego-CountyPlat map of Coronado Heights Subdivision in San Diego County, California produced a year after Coronado residents voted to incorporate. Shows the grounds for the Hotel de Coronado, completed in 1888, at that time the largest resort hotel in the world. <br></br> Includes a boulevard to Coronado Beach as well as the tracks for the Coronado Railway, a street railway system to carry a 50-seat excursion car and steam locomotive. With notes indicating the size of blocks and street width.
3681Coming Soon!DetailsU.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey1909
Nantucket and Nantucket Sound Eastern Approaches
U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
1909
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$1,250.00U-S--Coast-and-Geodetic-SurveyNantucket-and-Nantucket-Sound-Eastern-ApproachesFine antique nautical chart issued in 1909 covers the southeast portion of Cape Cod trending south and includes the island of Nantucket, Monomoy, Chatham and the eastern portion of Nantucket Sound. <br></br> Date of first publication by the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey was 1866. This antique chart bears a stamp at the bottom left in purple ink that identifies this edition as corrected to 1909. Plate number 2999. Chart # 111. With the circular logo of the Department of Commerce and Labor.
3693Coming Soon!DetailsHunter, T.B.1909
Large antique blueprinted map of Pebble Beach, Califonia
Hunter, T.B.
1909
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$2,500.00Hunter--T-B-Large-antique-blueprinted-map-of-Pebble-Beach--CalifoniaFine large rolled original antique blueprint map (20 sq. ft.) of Pebble Beach, CA made in 1909, almost ten years before the opening of the famed Pebble Beach golf course. Ironically, on this map the area now partly occupied by the golf course is marked "Reserved for Public Use". Pebble Beach Lodge is shown centered within Lot 123, a parcel of 9.487 acres. Locations that are shown but not named include Arrowhead Point, Pescadero Canyon, and Stillwater Cove. <br></br> Data for each lot include the lot number, metes and bounds (bearing and length of all lines bisecting each physical property marker stake), and acreage. <br></br> Includes Seventeen-Mile Drive and Carmel Bay. Monterey County. Shows topography with contour intervals of 10 feet. <br></br> Surveyed by T.B. Hunter, C.E. and drawn by T.F. Rogers. <br></br> North is oriented to upper right. <br></br> (Note: Yellow straight-edge rules shown are 48" long.)