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MAP #: 336B3

CARTOGRAPHER : BRITISH ADMIRALTY [PUBLISHER]

DATE: 1836

SHORT TITLE : NORTH AMERICA EAST COAST SHEET VI NEW YORK TO CAPE HATTERAS

REMAINING TITLE & ID : FROM E. BLUNTS CHARTS AND OTHER DOCUMENTS. (TOP LEFT CORNER). "PUBLISHED ACCORDING TO ACT OF PARLIAMENT AT THE HYDROGRAPHICAL OFFICE OF THE ADIRALTY, MAY 17th. 1836." (CENTER BOTTOM MARGIN). "SOLD BY R.B. BATE, AGENT FOR THE ADMIRALTY CHARTS, 28 POULTRY." (BELOW IMPRINT). "J. & C. WALKER SCULPt." (RIGHT BOTTOM MARGIN). OVAL STAMP OF THE HYDROGRAPHICAL OFFICE (BOTTOM LEFT CORNER). "PRICE 2s." (BELOW OVAL STAMP). "269" (BELOW ENGRAVERS STATEMENT). "269" (PRINTED IN MANUSCRIPT, CENTER LEFT MARGIN, WITH BOTTOM OF NUMBERS TO THE LEFT). "XIII" (PRINTED IN MANUSCRIPT, BOTTOM LEFT MARGIN WITH BOTTOM OF NUMBERS TO THE LEFT). THE REVERSE SIDE IS BLANK. THERE ARE THREE COMPASS ROSES (IN THE OCEAN AREA ON THE RIGHT AT THE TOP, CENTER AND BOTTOM). CHART EXTENDS THROUGH THE TOP LONGITUDE BORDER AT THE RIGHT. LONGITUDE FROM GREENWICH (TOP AND BOTTOM BORDERS). LATITUDE (RIGHT AND LEFT BORDERS).


DATE OF PUBLICATION : R1836 (1820?)
PLACE OF PUBLICATION : LONDON
PUBLISHER : BRITISH ADMIRALTY
LANGUAGE(S) : EN
SIZE (HEIGHT X WIDTH) : 61.8 X 46.5 CM. (+.4 CM. HEIGHT ON THE TOP RIGHT)
SIZE - OTHER DATA : ? X ? CM. OM
SCALE - (RF) 1: : 1,087,000 (BASED ON LATITUDE)
LIB. OF CONGRESS # : -
Md. HALL OF RECORDS # 1 : MSA SC1399-528
HUNTINGFIELD ACQ. # 1 : B016-DEH
REGION CATEGORY : CHART ON WHICH THE MD/CHESAPEAKE AREA IS ONE MAIN FOCUS (1)
SPECIAL CATEGORY(IES) :
# SHEETS TO MAP : 1
MAP ORIENTATION : N IS AT THE TOP OF THE MAP
RELIEF SHOWN ? : YES
HYDROGRAPHIC DATA : SHOALS ARE SHOWN BY DOTTED AND DASHED LINES.
: SOUNDINGS ARE SHOWN IN FATHOMS.
: BOTTOM CONDITIONS ARE INDICATED
: FIXED AND REVOLVING LIGHTS ARE SHOWN
: LINES OF VARIATION ARE SHOWN, WITH NO ANNUAL CHANGE NOTED.

CARTOUCHE : NONE (1)
BORDER : GEOGRAPHICALLY FUNCTIONAL (8)
PRIME MERIDIAN(S) : GREENWICH/LONDON (1)
SEE ALSO MAP #s : 320D5.
BEST INFO SOURCE : NO GOOD SOURCE HAS BEEN FOUND.
DESCRIPTION : THIS BRITISH ADMIRALTY CHART SHOWS DETAILED SOUNDINGS AND SHOALS FROM LONG ISLAND TO NORTH CAROLINA, INCLUDING THE ENTIRE CHESAPEAKE BAY. THERE IS NO ONSHORE DETAIL. EDMUND BLUNT IS CREDITED AS THE PRINCIPAL SOURCE OF THE CHART, BUT IT IS PROBABLY TAKEN FROM THE ANTHONY DEMAYNE CHART PUBLISHED IN 1820 (SEE CHART # 320D5) WHICH ALSO CREDITED BLUNT. J. & C. WALKER ENGRAVED THE PLATE AND R.B. BATE WAS THE SELLING AGENT FOR THE BRITISH ADMIRALTY CHARTS. THE CHART WAS OF IMPORTANCE BECAUSE THE U.S. COAST SURVEY DID NOT BEGIN ITS WORK ON THE CHESAPEAKE UNTIL 1843 AND THIS WAS ONE OF THE MORE DETAILED CHARTS AVAILABLE AT THE TIME.

DATA IS BASED ON OBSERVATION OF THE COPY IN THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION.

EDITION & STATE INFO : NO DATA HAS YET BEEN FOUND ON THIS CHART, BUT IT WAS PROBABLY BASED ON THE 1820 ANTHONY DEMAYNE CHART ALSO PUBLISHED BY THE BRITISH ADMIRALTY.

HFC OWNERSHIP DATA : THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION HAS AN EXCELLENT COPY ON HEAVY PAPER WITH FULL MARGINS. IT HAS AN ACQ. # OF B016-DEH AND A MDHR # OF MSA SC1399-528.

BIBLIGRAPHICAL REFS. : MORRISON, RUSSELL & ROBERT HANSEN, CHARTING THE CHESAPEAKE, ANNAPOLIS: MARYLAND STATE ARCHIVES, 1990, 55, FIG. 57

August 29, 1991


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