Lot 83 of 522:
George Davidson identifies Drake's Anchorage, 1890  

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Title:
Identification of Sir Francis Drake's Anchorage on the Coast of California in the Year 1579
Author:
Davidson, George
Place:
San Francisco
Publisher:
California Historical Society
Date:
1890
Description:

58 pp. 15 folding charts. (4to) 25.5x18 cm (10x7"), original printed beige wrappers. First Edition. 

"Professor Davidson had originally believed that Sir Francis Drake entered San Francisco Bay. In this article he revealed a change in belief, and maintained that 'the great circumnavigator anchored in Drake's Bay; ...there remains not the shadow of a doubt in my mind as to the exact locality'..." - Evans, First One Hundred Years... California Historical Society, p. 172. This was the fifth publication of the California Historical Society. Cowan, p. 157; Rocq 4965. Affixed to the title page at gutter is Secretary's Report of the Society for 1890-1. 

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Darkening and a bit of light foxing and soiling to wrappers, some wear to spine with old paper number label, '59', fore- and gutter-edge of rear wrapper chipped; very good overall.
 
Item number:
307160
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