120.06 - Landfalls of Carbrillo and Ferrelo on the Pacific Coast, 1886, by the U.S. Coast & Geodetic Survey, Washington, D.C.


The map was taken from the 1886 Superintendent’s Report of the Coast & Geodetic Survey.  Printed therein, “This chart illustrates in part the paper by Assistant Davidson upon the early voyages of Cabrillo, Ferrelo, Drake and Vizcaino (1539 to 1603) along the western coast of California.  It is intended especially to exhibit the positions mentioned by Cabrillo and Ferrelo all of which have been identified”.  This unique cartographic document locates and describes the various voyages to include the Gulf of California at latitude 20 degrees.  The map is printed on thin paper and contains the signature of George Davidson.  There is a U.S. Army Map Service Library cancelled stamp on the verso.  Printed in black / white with stipple shading, the map is rated Very Good [see our rating criteria on the Home Page]  with no apparent flaws, fold marks as issued and one small tear at the centerfold left side outside the neatline.  It measures approximately (18.5″  x 22.0″ – 46 x 57.1 cm).

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