British Admiralty Hydrographical Office

Antique Chart of Baja California and Sea of Cortez


Cape San Lucas to San Diego Bay with the Gulf of California Chiefly from the Surveys of Commander G. Dewey and the Officers of the United States Ship Narragansett 1873-5…


This authentic British nautical chart includes the states of Baja California, Baja California Sur, Sonora, Mexico and the Sea of Cortez. This large chart will make a very attractive, unusual, and affordable gift for anyone with an interest in fishing or boating in the vicinity of Baja California. 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. Engraved by Davies and Company.

This is a later edition of a British Admiralty chart first engraved and published from London in 1879, and updated numerous times after that. Last corrections from 1925.

Coverage includes the entire Baja Peninsula and Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez) from San Diego, California to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Contains detailed names of the numerous rivers, lights, capes, and bays surrounding the Baja Peninsula. For example: Todos Santos Bay, Rosario Bay, Boca de Santo Domingo, Port San Bartolome, Cape San Lazaro, Santa Margarita Island, Lusitania Bank, Magdalena Bay, Pescadero Point, San Jose del Cabo Bay, Ceralbo Island, and San Jose Island.

This bold dark lithographed chart retains the cartographic look and style of the late 19th century. Logo of the British Hydrographical Office at top of the title block. Published from London on April 9, 1879 (1925). Number 2324

CREATOR: British Admiralty Hydrographical Office



BODY OF WATER: Sea of Cortez

CONDITION: Good.  Attractive, dark graphical composition. No flaws. Bright, heavy paper and ample margins. Single horizontal fold as issued. Slightly grubby. A few manuscript course plots.

COLORING: None except aids to navigation with orange highlights.

ENGRAVER: Davies and Company

SIZE: 26 " x 37 "




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