Depot de la Marine


Antique nautical chart of southern Alaska, Prince of Wales Island, Juneau

Amerique du Nord. Cote Ouest. De Dixon Entrance a Cross Sound. D' apres les Cartes anglaises et americaines.

DESCRIPTION: Fine nineteeth-century folding Gold-Rush era nautical chart of southwest Alaska from Graham Island/Dixon Entrance past Prince of Wales Island, and terminating with Glacier Bay. Large, separately issued French chart of the Alaska Panhandle and the inside passage. Includes part of the route used by modern cruise ships visiting Juneau or Haines or Skagway, Alaska. Inset of "Extremite nord du Canal Lynn".

Published first in 1893, this edition contains corrections to 1902. Early charts of Alaska are scarce. No copies of this antique chart are listed in OCLC/WorldCat or in the Antique Map Price Record.

Some of the many named features on this fine chart include Admiralty Island, Cross Sound, Baranoff Island, Dall Island, and Wrangell Island, Chatham Canal, Port Protection (of TV fame), Haines, and the Skagway River. Numerous mountains with elevation details as well as many glaciers are identified and named.

With owners overstamps from the Library of Canadian Energy, Mines, and Resources Department in 1969 and 1976. Number 4553.

CREATOR: Depot de la Marine



BODY OF WATER: Pacific Ocean

CONDITION: Very Good.  Paper covers with minor losses. Dissected and laid to linen at time of issue. Owners and library stamps in left margin. No holes, tears or other damage to the chart. Clean.

COLORING: Lighthouses highlighted in yellow.

ENGRAVER: Delaune.

SIZE: 24 " x 36 "


PRICE: $1850


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