Highly detailed regional map of the California and Baja California Coastline, showing the coast from just north of San Francisco Bay to Central Baja.
Includes a large inset of San Diego Bay and the Entrance to San Francisco Bay.
Includes fine coastal topography and the names of the California Missions, etc.
The chart is one of the sectional charts from the French edition of Vancouver's Voyages and comprise the first detailed printed maps of the regions covered.
During the summers of 1792-94, George Vancouver and the crew of the British ships Discovery and Chatham mapped the northwest coast of North America from Baja California to Alaska. Vancouver's voyage was the last, and longest, of the great Pacific voyages of the late eighteenth century. A skilled and competent sailor and explorer, Vancouver eliminated the possibility of a Northwest Passage. His remarkably precise surveys completed the outline of the Pacific.