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MAP #: 350D5

CARTOGRAPHER : DEPARTEMENT DE LA MARINE

DATE: 1850

SHORT TITLE : CARTE DE LA COTE ORIENTALE DE L'AMERIQUE SEPTENTRIONALE

REMAINING TITLE & ID : PARTIE COMPRISE ENTRE NEW YORK ET LA RIVIERE SAINT JEAN DRESSEE D'APRES LES CARTES PUBLIEES EN 1828 PAR L'HYDROGRAPHE AMERICAIN E. BLUNT. PUBLIEE PAR ORDRE DU ROI SOUS LE MINISTERE DE M. LE COMTE JACOB VICE ADMIRAL, PAIR DE FRANCE, SECRETAIRE D'ETAT AU DEPARTEMENT DE LA MARINE ET DES COLONIES. AU DEPOT-GENERAL DE LA MARINE EN 1834 (CENTER TOP). "NO. 798." (RIGHT TOP MARGIN). "GRAVE PAR CHASSANT" (LEFT BOTTOM MARGIN). "ESCRIT PAR J.M. HACQ." (CENTER BOTTOM MARGIN). "PRIX. DEUX FRANCS." (RIGHT BOTTOM MARGIN). THE MAIN MAP EXTENDS THROUGH THE HEAVY NEAT LINE AT THE TOP AND THROUGH THE BOTTOM LONGITUDE BORDER. "TABLE DE REDUCTION." (LEFT OF CENTER NEAR BOTTOM). COMPASS ROSE (CENTER RIGHT). SYMBOL OF DEPOT GENERAL DE LA MARINE (LOWER RIGHT CORNER). THERE ARE THREE LARGE INSETS. "PLAN DE L'ENTREE DE LA RIVIERE D'HUDSON DEPUIS SANDY HOOK JUSQU A NEW YORK, LEVE PAR EDMUND BLUNT." (INSET, 37.5 X 28.6 CM., TOP LEFT CORNER OF MAIN MAP. INSET TITLE ON RIGHT, ABOVE CENTER OF INSET). SCALE "ECHELLE DE CINQ MILLES MARINS." (5 NAUTICAL MILES=7CM., CENTER BOTTOM OF INSET). "NOTA." ON ENTERING THE RIVER AND ON SOUNDINGS, ETC. (BOTTOM LEFT CORNER OF INSET). INSET "PLAN DE L'ENTREE DE LA CHESAPEAKE REDIGE PAR E. BLUNT, D'APRES LES TRAVAUX EXECUTES PAR P. ADAMS JN. (INSET 18.3 X 25.6 CM., BELOW NEW YORK INSET IN BOTTOM LEFT CORNER. INSET TITLE CENTER LEFT OF INSET). SCALE "ECHELLE DE SIX MILLES MARINS." (6 NAUTICAL MILES=4 CM., CENTER BOTTOM OF INSET). INSET "COTE DE LA FLORIDE ENTRE LA RIVIERE St. JEAN ET L'ENTREE DU CANAL DE BAHAMA (REDUCTION DE LA CARTE DE CAPne. BARNETT). LEVEE EN 1846." (INSET 19 X 22.3 CM., BELOW THE MAIN MAP TITLE. INSET TITLE IS AT TOP RIGHT CORNER OF INSET). "(1849)" (RIGHT BOTTOM BORDER OF INSET). THE REVERSE SIDE IS BLANK. THE WATERMARK ON THE PAPER READS "ARCHETTES". LONGITUDE OF MAIN MAP WEST FROM PARIS (TOP AND BOTTOM BORDERS). LATITUDE (RIGHT AND LEFT BORDERS). ONLY THE "COTE DE LA FLORIDE" INSET HAS LONGITUDE FROM PARIS (TOP AND BOTTOM INSET BORDERS) AND LATITUDE (RIGHT AND LEFT INSET BORDERS), SINCE IT IS A CONTINUATION OF THE MAIN CHART.


DATE OF PUBLICATION : S1850?
PLACE OF PUBLICATION : PARIS
PUBLISHER : DEPARTEMENT DE LA MARINE
LANGUAGE(S) : FR
SIZE (HEIGHT X WIDTH) : 59.2 X 89.4 CM CM. (BETWEEN NEAT LINES)
SIZE - OTHER DATA : 68.3 X 102.2 CM. OM
SCALE - (RF) 1: : 1,880,000
SCALE - OTHER DATA : 1o LAT = 5.85 CM.
LIB. OF CONGRESS # : -
Md. HALL OF RECORDS # 1 : MSA SC1399-622
HUNTINGFIELD ACQ. # 1 : C014-UGN
REGION CATEGORY : GENERAL MAP OF SOME SIGNIFICANCE TO A MD/CHESAPEAKE COLLECTION (3)
SPECIAL CATEGORY(IES) :
# SHEETS TO MAP : 1
MAP ORIENTATION : N IS AT THE TOP OF THE MAP.
RELIEF SHOWN ? : YES
HYDROGRAPHIC DATA : SOUNDINGS ARE IN FRENCH BRASSES UNITS.
: SHOALS ARE SHOWN BY DOTTED LINES.
: BOTTOM CONDITIONS ARE INDICATED.
CARTOUCHE : NONE (1)
BORDER : GEOGRAPHICALLY FUNCTIONAL (8)
PRIME MERIDIAN(S) : PARIS (3)
SEE ALSO MAP #s : -
BEST INFO SOURCE : TOOLEY'S DICTIONARY OF MAPMAKERS IS THE BEST ONE FOUND.
DESCRIPTION : THIS CHART COVERS FROM NEW YORK TO FLORIDA. IT HAS LARGE INSETS OF THE ENTRANCE TO HUDSON RIVER, THE CHESAPEAKE BAY AND ST. JOHNS RIVER IN FLORIDA. THE CHART AND TWO OF THE INSETS ARE BASED ON WORK PUBLISHED BY EDMUND BLUNT AND THE FLORIDA COAST INSET IS BASED ON A MAP BY CAPTAIN BARNETT. THE MAIN CHART HAS NO DETAILED TOPOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION, ALTHOUGH THE NEW YORK INSET DOES GIVE SOME SUCH DATA. SCATTERED SOUNDINGS FOR 40-50 MILES TO SEA ARE PROVIDED AND THE BOTTOM CONDITIONS ARE OCCASIONALLY NOTED. SOUNDINGS ARE IN FRENCH BRASSES EQUAL TO 1.624 METERS. SHOALS ARE SHOWN DOTTED AND/OR BY SHADING. THE CHART IS ON HEAVY PAPER AND WAS PROBABLY USED FOR COASTAL NAVIGATION BY FRENCH VESSELS.

NO REFERENCES TO THIS MAP HAVE BEEN FOUND. HOWEVER, TOOLEY'S DICTIONARY NOTES THAT J.M. HACQ WAS EMPLOYED BY THE DEPARTEMENT DE LA MARINE IN 1850. SINCE THE FLORIDA INSET IS DATED 1846, BUT HAS THE NOTATION "(1849)" IN THE BOTTOM RIGHT MARGIN, A DATE OF c1850 IS BEING ASSIGNED UNTIL MORE DEFINITIVE DATA CAN BE FOUND.

DATA IS PRIMARILY FROM OBSERVATION OF THE COPY IN THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION AND FROM TOOLEY'S DICTIONARY.

EDITION & STATE INFO : THE TITLE SUGGESTS THAT THE MAIN MAP WAS COPIED FROM A SIMILAR MAP BY EDMUND BLUNT DATED 1828, BUT WE HAVE NOT YET SEEN REFERENCES TO THAT MAP. THE INSET OF THE ENTRANCE TO CHESAPEAKE BAY REFERS TO P. ADAMS, WHO DID WORK FOR THE U.S.C.S.

HFC OWNERSHIP DATA : THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION HAS A GOOD COPY OF THIS CHART WITH SLIGHT BROWNING THROUGHOUT AND A SMALL TEAR ALONG THE CENTERFOLD THAT HAS BEEN REPAIRED. IT HAS FULL MARGINS. IT HAS AN ACQ. # OF C014-UGN AND A MDHR # OF MSA SC1399-622.

BIBLIGRAPHICAL REFS. : TOOLEY, R.V., DICTIONARY OF MAPMAKERS, TRING, HERTFORDSHIRE: MAP COLLECTOR PUBLICATIONS LTD., 1979, 113, 274.

September 21, 1991


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