This original nautical chart of the Western Coast of the United States San Francisco to San Diego, dated 1853, is from the U.S. Coast Survey collection. There are seventeen engravings depicting coastal bays and harbors, including Catalina Harbor, Santa Barbara Harbor and Point Sur. These charts were intended for navigational purposes by sea captains and included information relative to tides, soundings, lighthouses, sailing directions with noted danger areas and other pertinent data. This chart is tinted and in good condition with some minor foxing on the fold lines. The framing is done to conservation standards with an attractive burl wood frame.