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MAP #: 346U6

CARTOGRAPHER : UNITED STATES COAST SURVEY

DATE: 1846

SHORT TITLE : SKETCH C. SHOWING THE PROGRESS OF PART OF SECTION No. 2

REMAINING TITLE & ID : (MIDDLE SECTION) AND OF SECTION No. 3 (SOUTHERN SECTION No. 1) U.S. COAST SURVEY IN 1846 (TOP LEFT CORNER). "No. 3" (TOP RIGHT CORNER). "SCALE 1.600.000" AND SCALE IN UNSPECIFIED UNITS (UNDER TITLE). "NOTE" SHOWING ABBREVIATIONS AND SYMBOLS (BOTTOM LEFT CORNER). THE REVERSE SIDE IS BLANK. THE PAPER HAS NO WATERMARK. LONGITUDE AND LATITUDE (NOT SHOWN).


DATE OF PUBLICATION : S1846
PLACE OF PUBLICATION : WASHINGTON
PUBLISHER : U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY
LANGUAGE(S) : EN
SIZE (HEIGHT X WIDTH) : 41.1 X 50.3 CM. (BETWEEN NEAT LINES)
SIZE - OTHER DATA : 46.3 X 68.0 CM. OM (BOOK OPEN)
SCALE - (RF) 1: : 600,000
SCALE - OTHER DATA : 40 STATUTE MILES = 10.5 CM.
LIB. OF CONGRESS # : -
Md. HALL OF RECORDS # 1 : MSA SC1399-604 (3)
HUNTINGFIELD ACQ. # 1 : B015-DTGQ*
REGION CATEGORY : DETAILED SKETCH OF PART OF THE MD/CHESAPEAKE AREA (2)
SPECIAL CATEGORY(IES) : USCS TYPE CHART (4)
: PROGRESS SKETCH (20)
# SHEETS TO MAP : 1
MAP ORIENTATION : N IS AT THE TOP OF THE CHART.
RELIEF SHOWN ? : NO
HYDROGRAPHIC DATA : NONE
CARTOUCHE : NONE (1)
BORDER : PLAIN (2)
PRIME MERIDIAN(S) : NONE
SEE ALSO MAP #s : -
BEST INFO SOURCE : THE USCS ANNUAL REPORT TO CONGRESS FOR 1846 IS THE ONLY SOURCE FOUND.
DESCRIPTION : THIS SKETCH COVERS THE DELAWARE RIVER AND BAY FROM TRENTON AND THE CHESAPEAKE BAY AND ITS TRIBUTARIES FROM THE POTOMAC RIVER NORTH. IT WAS ISSUED TO ILLUSTRATE THE REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF THE COAST SURVEY SHOWING THE PROGRESS OF THAT WORK FOR 1846. IT APPEARS AS THE THIRD ILLUSTRATION TO THAT REPORT.

THE WORK IS SECTION 3 WAS IN FULL PROGRESS AT THAT TIME. THE PRIMARY TRIANGULATION HAS BEEN CARRIED FROM THE KENT ISLAND BASE SOUTH TO NEAR THE MOUTH OF THE POTOMAC. THE PRIMARY TRIANGULATION ACROSS FROM THE CHESAPEAKE TO THE CAPITOL AND NAVAL OBSERVATORY HAS BEEN IN PROGRESS. FURTHER ASTRONOMICAL AND MAGNETIC OBSERVATIONS HAVE BEEN MADE. THE SECONDARY TRIANGULATION HAS BEEN CARRIED DOWN THE BAY NEARLY AS FAR AS THE PRIMARY, AND HAS COVERED THE EASTERN BAY, THE CHESTER, WYE, CHOPTANK, SOUTH AND WEST RIVERS, AND PART OF THE PATUXENT. THE UNFINISHED PORTION OF THE TOPOGRAPHY FROM THE HEAD OF THE CHESAPEAKE TO BALTIMORE, OF THE SHORES OF THE PATAPSCO AND RIVERS NORTH OF IT, HAS BEEN COMPLETED. THAT OF THE CHESTER RIVER AND ADJACENT SHORES OF THE BAY, THE SOUTH AND WEST RIVERS AND SASSAFRAS HAS BEEN COMMENCED. THAT OF THE WESTERN SHORE OF KENT ISLAND HAS BEEN, IN PART, FINISHED. THE HYDROGRAPHY HAS INCLUDED THE UPPER PART OF THE CHESAPEAKE FROM POOLE'S ISLAND TO THE SUSQUEHANNAH, AND BELOW KENT ISLAND TO NEAR THE MOUTH OF THE PATUXENT, THE SOUTH AND WEST RIVERS, EASTERN BAY. THE SUSQUEHANNAH, NORTHEAST, BUSH, GUNPOWDER, MIDDLE, AND BACK RIVERS, AND PART OF CHESTER RIVER AND ITS APPROACHES.

THE SKETCH SHOWS THE TIDAL, ASTRONOMICAL, MAGNETIC AND CURRENT STATIONS IN USE, AND IDENTIFIES THE TOPOGRAPHICAL AND HYDROGRAPHICAL SHEETS, WHICH WERE DONE IN MANUSCRIPT BUT NOT PUBLISHED AND ISSUED TO THE PUBLIC.

DATA IS FROM THE 1846 USCS ANNUAL REPORT TO CONGRESS AND EXAMINATION OF THE COPY OF THE SKETCH IN THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION.

EDITION & STATE INFO : INFORMAL REPORTS WERE MADE ANNUALLY BY THE SUPERINTENDENT OF THE COAST SURVEY FROM 1816 THROUGH 1850. THESE WERE PUBLISHED BY THE TREASURY DEPARTMENT AND WERE SENT TO CONGRESS. BEGINNING WITH 1851, THESE PROGRESS REPORTS BECAME MORE FORMAL. THEY WERE PRODUCED IN MUCH LARGER QUANTITY AND WERE MORE WIDELY DISTRIBUTED TO SCHOOLS AND OTHER INSTITUTIONS AND INDIVIDUALS IN ADDITION TO CONGRESS. THE U.S. COAST SURVEY BECAME THE PUBLISHER BEGINNING IN 1851. THE WIDER DISSEMINATION WAS AN ATTEMPT BY THE AGENCY TO BUILD A WIDER BASE OF SUPPORT FOR THE ACTIVITIES OF THE COAST SURVEY. BEGINNING IN 1844, THESE REPORTS DESCRIBED IN CONSIDERABLE DETAIL THE PROGRESS OF THE SURVEY INCLUDING IN SECTION III, WHICH PRIMARILY CONSISTED OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY AND THE OCEAN FRONT OF DELAWARE, MARYLAND AND VIRGINIA. ANNUAL PROGRESS SKETCHES WERE APPENDED, SHOWING THE EXTENT OF THE TRIANGULATION, TOPOGRAPHY, HYDROGRAPHY AND OTHER WORK ACCOMPLISHED UP TO THAT TIME.

HFC OWNERSHIP DATA : THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION HAS A GOOD COPY ON THIN PAPER ATTACHED TO THE 1846 USCS ANNUAL REPORT TO CONGRESS. THERE IS A SMALL TEAR WHERE THE MAP IS ATTACHED TO THE REPORT. IT HAS AN ACQ. # OF B015-DTGQ* AND A MDHR # OF MSA SC1399-604.

BIBLIGRAPHICAL REFS. : THE REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF THE COAST SURVEY, SHOWING THE PROGRESS OF THAT WORK, DOC. NO. 6, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, TREAS. DEPT., 29TH CONGRESS, 2d SESSION, WASHINGTON: U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, 1846, 3, 5-6.

March 1, 1993


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