Coastal Elevation Views

Explore the stunning coastal elevation views of the world with! From antique 1800 Nautical Charts of South America to an attractive lithographed map of Banff, Lake Louise and the Columbia Icefield Highway, our collection offers a unique look into the history and beauty of coastal regions from around the globe. has something for everyone interested in exploring coastal elevation views! Our collection includes key words such as: Antique 1800 Nautical Chart; Malaspina Expedition; La Condamine Survey; British Admiralty Nautical Chart; Baja Peninsula; Gulf of California; 1861 Map Charleston Harbor; Dominic Serres; U.S. Coast Survey Nautical Chart; West Coast California; San Francisco Umpqua River; Mannevillette's charts Con Son Island Archipelago Da Nang Bay Vietnam coast; Attractive Lithographed Map Banff Lake Louise Columbia Icefield Hwy and Antique Elevation Views Pensacola Florida 1764. Browse our selection today to find the perfect piece for your home or office!

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6803Nautical chart of the Island of New Providence, Bahamas.DetailsBritish Admiralty Hydrographical Office1974
Original Admiralty Nautical Chart of Providence Island, Bahamas
British Admiralty Hydrographical Office
$255.00British-Admiralty-Hydrographical-OfficeOriginal-Admiralty-Nautical-Chart-of-Providence-Island--BahamasA fine British Admiralty nautical chart of the Bahamas Island of New Providence, first published in August, 1843. Retains the look of a mid-19th century copper-engraved sea chart. Admiralty chart # 1489. <br><br> At top of chart is a coastal elevation view of the Town of Nassau, on the Island of New Providence, from a distance offshore. <br><br> This item is the sixth edition of 1914 with corrections to 1974.
6771Coastal elevation views of Australasian ports: Bougainville; TouranneDetailsTouanne, Edmund Bigot de la1837
Bougainville elevation views Port Jackson Rio de Janiero Da Nang Hainan Macao
Touanne, Edmund Bigot de la
$800.00Touanne--Edmund-Bigot-de-laBougainville-elevation-views-Port-Jackson-Rio-de-Janiero-Da-Nang-Hainan-MacaoSheet of coastal elevation views after drawings by Edmund Bigot de la Touanne (1796-1863) and engraved by Ambroise Tardieu (1) for "Journal de la navigation autour du globe de la Fregate la Thetis et de la corvette l 'Esperance." That journal documents the circumnavigation of Bougainville (2) during 1824 through 1826 aboard the Thetis and Esperance. <br><br> Plate 54. 1837. <br><br> The coasts depicted include the Philippine Island of Luzon; Guangzhou (Canton) China; Macao, China; Hainan, China; Da Nang, Vietnam; Lombok, Indonesia; Surabaya, Indonesia; Sydney, Australia; and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Descriptions of the views are translated here from the original text in French: <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> <ul style="list-style-type: decimal;"> <li>Vue d'une partie de la cote Nord-Ouest de I'lle Lucon (Philippines) prise le 20 Decembre 1824</li> <li>Vues de Piedra Branca a l'atterage du Golfe de Canton (Chine) prises le 24 December 1824</li> <li>Vue du passage de Lantao a l'entree du Golfe de Canton (Chine) prises le 24 December 1824</li> <li>Vue de la Ville de Macao (Chine) prises en Janvier 1825</li> <li>Vue d'une partie de la cote est de I'lle d'Hainan (Chine) prises le 10 Janvier 1825</li> <li>Vue de l'Entree de la Baie de Tourane (Cochinchine) prise le a Janvier 1825</li> <li>Vue du Mouillage de Tourane (Cochinchine) prise en Fevrier 1825</li> <li>Vue de I'lle Lombock (Archipel de al Sonde) prise le 10 Mai 1825</li> <li>Vue de la Rade de Sourabaya a l'est de Java (Archipel de la Sonde) prise en Avril 1825</li> <li>Vu de la Ville de Sidney au Port Jackson (Nouvelle Galles Meridionale) prise en Aout 1825</li> <li>Vue de l'Entrée de la Baie de Rio Janeiro(Bresil) prise le Avril 1828.</li> </ul> </div>
6698Nautical chart of the northwest coast of South America 1800.DetailsDireccion Hidrografia1800
Rare Spanish chart of northwest South America exploration
Direccion Hidrografia
$1,800.00Direccion-HidrografiaRare-Spanish-chart-of-northwest-South-America-explorationA scarce, finely engraved original nautical chart of the northwest coast of South America from 1800. With the logo of the Deposito Hidrografico. Shows the tracks of Malaspina aboard the Atrevida and Corveta (1). In the area of Ecuador the map is overlaid with the lines of the triangulation survey of La Condamine (2). Engraved by Fernando Selma. Dedicated to Don Antonio Cornel. <br><br> Shows the erupting volcano "Sangay" in Ecuador's eastern cordillera near to La Condamine's survey location. <br><br> (1) Malaspina Expedition - a voyage of scientific exploration sponsored by the Spanish government in the late 18th century. Led by Alejandro Malaspina the expedition set sail in 1789 with the aim of exploring and mapping the coasts of South America, Alaska, and the Philippines. The expedition included scientists, cartographers, and artists, and was one of the most extensive scientific expeditions of its time. <br><br> (2) Charles Marie de La Condamine was a French geographer, mathematician, and explorer who lived from 1701 to 1774. La Condamine conducted a triangulation survey near Quito, Ecuador and other locations during his expedition to South America. His goal was to measure the length of a degree of arc at the equator, which helped to confirm the shape of the Earth as an oblate spheroid. La Condamine also made important contributions to the study of Amazonian geography and culture, and he was one of the first Europeans to provide a detailed account of rubber.
6552Nautical chart of Baja California and Gulf of Cortez by Evans.DetailsBritish Admiralty Hydrographical Office1978
Admiralty Chart Baja California Sea of Cortez with Cabo San Lucas
British Admiralty Hydrographical Office
$500.00British-Admiralty-Hydrographical-OfficeAdmiralty-Chart-Baja-California-Sea-of-Cortez-with-Cabo-San-LucasOriginal later issue of a British Admiralty nautical chart first engraved and published in London at the Admiralty on April 9, 1879, under the superintendence of Royal Navy Hydrographer Captain F.J. Evans and updated with corrections. Last corrected in 1978. <br></br> Coverage on this fine Admiralty nautical chart includes the entire Baja Peninsula and Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez) from San Diego, California to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. <br></br> Numerous well-known fishing spots are noted including: San Jaime Bank, Golden Gate Bank, Outer Gorda Bank, Finger Bank, and Morgan Bank. Two inset profiles of Cabo San Lucas. <br></br> Bold, dark, lithographed print retains the cartographic look and style of the late 19th century. Original engraving was executed by Davies and Company. Logo of the British Hydrographical Office at top of the title block. Chart Number 2324. Crown copyright reserved.
6435Civil War map of Charleston Harbor by Jacob Weiss, 1861.DetailsWeiss, Jacob1861
Map of Charleston Harbor
Weiss, Jacob
$2,150.00Weiss--JacobMap-of-Charleston-HarborUnrecorded edition of "Map of Charleston Harbor [South Carolina] showing the location of forts ..." printed by Jacob Weiss at 600 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia in 1861. Inset elevation or perspective view of Charleston at top. <br><br> My interpretation of the map suggests Weiss printed the map between December 27, 1860, when the Union surrendered Shutes Folly/Castle Pinckney to the S.C. militia but before April 12, 1861 when the Confederacy began bombardment of Union forces at Fort Sumter. During this period the public had an intense interest in the building conflict. <br><br> Shows the main channel from the Atlantic Ocean to Charleston docks. Circles represent the range of cannon fire from forts and batteries in vicinity of Charleston Harbor, Charleston, South Carolina. Key features include: <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"></li> <li>Shutes Folly Island with Castle Pinckney</li> <li>Rebellion Road [2]</li> <li>US Arsenal</li> <li>Customs House</li> <li>Mount Pleasant</li> <li>Sullivan's Island</li> <li>Drunken Dick Breakers</li> <li>Fort Johnson and Fort Sumter</li> </ul> </div> WorldCat shows only two similar institutional holdings - Hagley Museum & Library, and University of Michigan Clements Library. This edition is similar to the edition at the U. Michigan Clements Library but lacks the price, and the Clements copy lacks both the decorative border, and the "Perspective View of the Harbor and City of Charleston" at top. <br><br>
5306Antique Charts Con Son Island Archipelago and Da Nang Bay.DetailsMannevillette, d'Apres1775
Rare French charts of Vietnam Coast including Da Nang
Mannevillette, d'Apres
$475.00Mannevillette--d-ApresRare-French-charts-of-Vietnam-Coast-including-Da-NangTwo original antique engraved charts on a single sheet: the Con Son Island Archipelago and Da Nang Bay including the Vietnam coast between the towns of Hue and Da Nang: "Plan de l'Isle Condor"; "Carte d'une Partie de la Cote de Cochinchine". <br></br> Includes three fine inset coastal elevation views: <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>Vue de l'Isle Champello ou Cham Collao.</li> <li>Vue de l'entrée de la Baye de Touranne (Da Nang was known as Tourane during the French colonial period)</li> <li>Vue de l'Isle Condor lorsque la Havre...</li> </ul> </div> From J. B. d'Apres de Mannevillette's sea atlas "Le Neptune Oriental ou routier general des Cotes des Indes orientales et de la Chine." Jean-Baptiste d'Après de Mannevillette (1707 - 1780) was a French sailor, navigator, and hydrographer active in the mid-18th century. Mannevillette studied mathematics and navigation in Paris before winning a commission as an officer on a merchant vessel headed for the West Indies. Mannevillette collected and revised a number of regional nautical charts during numerous voyages around Africa to India and China. The Compagnie des Indes (French East India Company) appointed D'Apres de Mannevillette as director of maps and plans at Lorient in 1752.
5019Map of Banff, Lake Louise, Columbia Icefield Highway, Canada.DetailsCanadian Pacific Railroad1941
Map of Banff Lake Louise Columbia Icefield Highway Glaciers
Canadian Pacific Railroad
$350.00Canadian-Pacific-RailroadMap-of-Banff-Lake-Louise-Columbia-Icefield-Highway-GlaciersAttractive and very scarce lithographed map of Banff, Lake Louise and the Columbia Icefield Highway with the Yoho Valley Emerald Lake Field, and Golden, Canada. Shows highways, glaciers, mountain ranges, trails, and the route of the Canadian Pacific Railway. <br></br> Map is on the recto of a folding six-part brochure with an inset elevation view of the "Altitudes of principal peaks from Golden to Banff in the Canadian Rockies." In that view the peaks with names underlined are on the South Side of the Canadian Pacific Railway main line from Banff to Golden. <br></br> Verso contains photographs, text and a map of the Columbia Icefield Highway (Sunwapta Pass to Lake Louise) and a cross section (elevation view) of the Canadian Rockies from the same Columbia Icefield Highway. Dated by reference to the Rumsey Collection.
2514Birds-eye view of Provincetown, Massachusetts.DetailsGeorge W. Walker Lithograph and Publishing Co1910
Birds-eye view of Provincetown, Massachusetts.
George W. Walker Lithograph and Publishing Co
$450.00George-W--Walker-Lithograph-and-Publishing-CoBirds-eye-view-of-Provincetown--Massachusetts-A fine panoramic birds-eye view of Provincetown, Mass. With Cape Cod Bay and the Atlantic Ocean in the background. Throughout Provincetown Harbor large ships and smaller sailing craft sail about; Long Point at bottom left corner. At the far horizon, barely visible at a distance are: Plymouth, Sunset Light, Standish Monument, Wireless Station - Duxbury, Blue-Hills, Boston, Boston Light, Minot's Light, and the Boston Light Ship. Folds to 3" x 5". Cover is still attached to the back of the lithograph, as issued. <br></br> Very fine condition for an antique folding lithographed map. Copyright 1910 by Walker Lithograph, Newbury Street, Boston, Massachusetts.
858Antique elevation view of Pensacola, Florida ca. 1764.DetailsUniversal Magazine1764
Antique engraved elevation view of Pensacola, Florida
Universal Magazine
$360.00Universal-MagazineAntique-engraved-elevation-view-of-Pensacola--FloridaAntique elevation view of Pensacola, Florida and the very few structures that existed 250 years ago just after the end of Spanish rule over the city. A legend at bottom is keyed to six locations on the view including: 1. The Fort. 2. The Church. 3. The Governor's House. 4. The Commandant's House. 5. A Well. 6. A Bungo. (A bungo was a type of boat or canoe used in the southern United States made of a hollowed-out tree.) <br></br> This engraving is the earliest available printed view of Pensacola and comes from the January 1764 issue of the Universal Magazine. After Dominic Serres (1719-1793), a French-born painter primarily of nautical or maritime subjects. Serres was assigned to the Brtitish expedition to capture Havana, led by Admiral Sir George Pocock. It is possible that Serres visited Pensacola during that cruise.
834Antique nautical chart of West U.S.: San Francisco to Umpqua RiverDetailsU.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey1869
Western Coast of U.S. from San Francisco to Umpquah (Umpqua) River
U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
$675.00U-S--Coast-and-Geodetic-SurveyWestern-Coast-of-U-S--from-San-Francisco-to-Umpquah-(Umpqua)-RiverVery attractive antique nautical chart of the <b>western coast of California</b> focused on the Pacific coastline between <b>San Francisco, California</b> and the Umpqua River, Oregon. This scarce, rolled, separately issued chart, corrected to 1869, was first published in 1854 by the U.S. Coast Survey. Noted habitations and geographical features include Empire City, Koos Bay, and Port Orford or Ewing Harbor, Oregon; Crescent City, Reddings Rock, Eureka, Mendocino City, Haven's Anchorage, Bodega Bay, Pt. Reyes, Alcatraz Island, Oakland, Alameda, Union City and San Francisco Bay, California. Numerous soundings, navigational hazards, and aids to navigation are identified. <br></br> This antique sea chart is enlivened with twelve attractive hand-colored <b>inset coastal elevation views</b> including: the Entrance to San Francisco Bay, Point Arena, Mendocino City Cove, Trinidad Head and City, Cape Mendocino, Red Bluff Entrance to Humboldt Bay, Point St. George, Mack's Arch and Reef, Rogues River, Cape Blanco, and Cape Gregory. <br></br> This is a scarce, separately issued, rolled nautical chart of the U.S. West Coast, not the more common folded version on thin paper that was issued with other charts in an annual report to Congress from the Coast Survey. <br></br> This chart was printed in 1869 from an electrotype-printed copy of the original hand-engraved copper plate. Electrotype printing is a process the U.S. Coast Survey adopted around 1850. As a soft medium, copper plates could only withstand print runs of perhaps 200 copies before the plates wore down. To enable larger print runs, a mold of the original plate was created in wax or another soft medium. Then, using an electro-chemical processs ( electrotyping ), the mold was coated with a metal layer, typically copper. Printers were then able to produce output from the new electrotype copper copy, while preserving the original. Electrotype copy no. 6 by Mathiot.
116Old antique sea map profile view of English channelDetailsCollins, Greenvile1750
How the Several Lands Show at Sea
Collins, Greenvile
$135.00Collins--GreenvileHow-the-Several-Lands-Show-at-SeaAntique nautical profile views of English coast including Beachy Head, Portland, Isle of Wight, Dartmouth, and Milford. This scarce nautical engraving accompanied other nautical charts from one of the many editions of Great Britain's Coasting Pilot by Greenville Collins.