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MAP #: 350U6

CARTOGRAPHER : UNITED STATES COAST SURVEY

DATE: 1850

SHORT TITLE : SKETCH C NO. 2 SHOWING THE PROGRESS OF DEEP SEA SOUNDINGS

REMAINING TITLE & ID : IN SECTIONS 2,3 & 4 U.S. COAST SURVEY IN 1849 & '50 SCALE 1/3000000 (BOTTOM RIGHT). SCALE IN STATUTE MILES (BELOW TITLE). THERE ARE NO NEAT LINES. THERE IS NO PAGE NUMBER. THE REVERSE SIDE IS BLANK. LONGITUDE AND LATITUDE (NOT SHOWN).


DATE OF PUBLICATION : R1850 (1849)
PLACE OF PUBLICATION : WASHINGTON
PUBLISHER : U.S. SENATE
LANGUAGE(S) : EN
SIZE (HEIGHT X WIDTH) : 19.5 X 12.5 CM. (APPROXIMATE LIMITS OF ENGRAVING)
SIZE - OTHER DATA : 22.5 X 12.5 CM. OM
SCALE - (RF) 1: : 3,000,000
SCALE - OTHER DATA : -
LIB. OF CONGRESS # : -
Md. HALL OF RECORDS # 1 : MSA SC1399-594
HUNTINGFIELD ACQ. # 1 : C015-2U1
REGION CATEGORY : GENERAL MAP OF SIGNIFICANCE TO A MD/CHESAPEAKE COLLECTION (3)
SPECIAL CATEGORY(IES) : USCS TYPE CHART (4)
# SHEETS TO MAP : 1
MAP ORIENTATION : N IS AT THE TOP OF THE CHART.
RELIEF SHOWN ? : NO
HYDROGRAPHIC DATA : NONE
CARTOUCHE : NONE (1)
BORDER : NONE (1)
PRIME MERIDIAN(S) : NONE
SEE ALSO MAP #s : 349U8.
BEST INFO SOURCE : THE 1850 USCS ANNUAL REPORT TO CONGRESS IS THE ONLY SOURCE FOUND.
DESCRIPTION : THIS SMALL SKETCH THAT COVERS FROM THE MOUTH OF N.Y. HARBOR TO CAPE HATTERAS, INCLUDING THE MARYLAND PORTION OF THE OCEANFRONT, SHOWS THE LINES WHERE SOUNDINGS WERE MADE IN THE OCEAN AND THE DATES OF THOSE SOUNDINGS. IT ALSO IDENTIFIES THE TIDAL STATION NEAR CAPE HATTERAS. THERE IS A LINE TO MARK TRUE MERIDIAN. THE BULK OF THE SOUNDING WORK IN 1850 WAS DONE SOUTH OF CAPE HENRY. THIS SKETCH WAS USED TO ILLUSTRATE THE REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF THE COAST SURVEY, SHOWING THE PROGRESS OF THE WORK FOR THE YEAR ENDING NOVEMBER, 1850.

DATA IS FROM THE 1850 USCS ANNUAL REPORT TO CONGRESS AND FROM OBSERVATION OF THE COPY IN THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION.

EDITION & STATE INFO : THERE IS A SIMILAR SKETCH IN THE 1849 ANNUAL REPORT WITH THE TITLE THE SAME EXCEPT FOR "& '50", WHICH IS MISSING. THE DATA SOUTH OF CAPE HENRY IN THE 1849 VERSION IS MUCH MORE SKETCHY. IT HAS "PAG. 6." IN THE TOP LEFT AND LACKS THE NOTE "T SIGNIFIES TIDAL STATION" OF THE 1850 VERSION BELOW THE SCALE.

HFC OWNERSHIP DATA : THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION HAS A COPY ON THIN PAPER WITH A SMALL HOLE ON THE LEFT SIDE BELOW THE CENTER. IT HAS AN ACQ. # OF C015-2U1 AND A MDHR # OF MSA SC1399- 594.

BIBLIGRAPHICAL REFS. : REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF THE COAST SURVEY, SHOWING THE PROGRESS OF THE WORK FOR THE YEAR ENDING NOVEMBER, 1850, WASHINGTON: U.S. SENATE EX. DOC. NO. 7, 31st CONGRESS, 2d SESSION, 1850, 9-10,23-28.

February 25, 1993


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