Washington: Robert Armstrong, Public Printer, 1853.
Hardcover. Good. 4to, pp vi, 173, complete with 37 folding maps, charts, and tables. Original full-leather binding with red and black spine labels. Volume itself in fair condition -- both boards partially detached; loss of leather at spine ends and along bottom edge; stamps of the New Jersey Historical Society on endpapers, title page, and list of plates; some foxing. Maps, however, are in near perfect condition (some light toning), with the exception of the first one, which has an easily mended long closed tear. This volume includes several early California maps, the most important being "City of San Francisco and Vicinity," on which the streets are laid out and and named, with individual buildings shown, along with elevations, reservoirs, soundings, and more. Other California maps include: Progress of Survey of San Francisco Bay and Vicinity; Monterey Harbor; Reconnaissance of Catalina Harbor; Reconnaissance of San Pedro Harbor; City of San Francisco and Vicinity; Reconnaissance of Cuyler's Harbor; Reconnaissance of Harbors of Santa Cruz, San Simeon, Coxo, and San Luis Opisbo; and Reconnaissance of Western Coast from San Francisco to San Diego. Also includes maps of Key West Harbor, the Delta of the Mississippi, a preliminary sketch of Galveston Bay and a Sketch of Progress, Columbia River.