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MAP #: 350U7

CARTOGRAPHER : U.S. COAST SURVEY

DATE: 1850

SHORT TITLE : PRELIMINARY SKETCH SHOWING THE SOUNDINGS OFF THE SEA COAST

REMAINING TITLE & ID : OF DELAWARE AND MARYLAND BY THE HYDROGRAPHIC PARTY OF THE U.S. COAST SURVEY COMMANDED BY S.P. LEE LIEUT. U.S. NAVY A.D. BACHE SUPERINTENDENT 1850 SCALE 1/200000 (BOTTOM RIGHT CORNER). SCALES IN STATUTE AND NAUTICAL MILES (CENTER BOTTOM MARGIN). TABLE OF "ABBREVIATIONS USED IN THE BOTTOMS OF THIS MAP" (TOP LEFT CORNER). "DANGERS" NOTES (TOP RIGHT CORNER). COMPASS ROSE (CENTER LEFT). THE REVERSE SIDE IS BLANK. THERE ARE NO MARGINAL MARKINGS EXCEPT THE SCALES. LONGITUDE WEST FROM GREENWICH (TOP AND BOTTOM BORDERS). LATITUDE (RIGHT AND LEFT BORDERS).


DATE OF PUBLICATION : S1850
PLACE OF PUBLICATION : WASHINGTON
PUBLISHER : U.S. COAST SURVEY
LANGUAGE(S) : EN
SIZE (HEIGHT X WIDTH) : 35.0 X 24.4 CM.
SIZE - OTHER DATA : ? X ? CM. OM
SCALE - (RF) 1: : 200,000
SCALE - OTHER DATA : 8 CM. = 10 STATUTE MILES
LIB. OF CONGRESS # : -
Md. HALL OF RECORDS # 1 : MSA SC1399-596
HUNTINGFIELD ACQ. # 1 : C015-2UI
REGION CATEGORY : DETAILED MAP OF SOME PART OF THE MD/CHESAPEAKE AREA (2)
SPECIAL CATEGORY(IES) : USCS TYPE CHART (4)
# SHEETS TO MAP : 1
MAP ORIENTATION : N IS AT THE TOP OF THE MAP
RELIEF SHOWN ? : NO
HYDROGRAPHIC DATA : SOUNDINGS ARE SHOWN IN FEET AND FATHOMS.
: SHOALS ARE SHOWN BY DOTTED LINES.
: BOTTOM CONDITIONS ARE GIVEN.
CARTOUCHE : NONE (1)
BORDER : GEOGRAPHICALLY FUNCTIONAL (8)
PRIME MERIDIAN(S) : GREENWICH/LONDON (1)
SEE ALSO MAP #s : -
BEST INFO SOURCE : THE USCS ANNUAL REPORTS TO CONGRESS FOR 1849 AND 1850 ARE BEST.
DESCRIPTION : THIS PRELIMINARY U.S. COAST SURVEY SKETCH OF THE DEEP SEA SOUNDINGS FOR 15 MILES OF THE COASTS OF DELAWARE AND MARYLAND WAS DONE AS AN APPENDIX TO ACCOMPANY THE REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF THE COAST SURVEY SHOWING THE PROGRESS OF THE WORK FOR THE YEAR ENDING NOVEMBER, 1850. SOUNDINGS ARE IN FEET AND FATHOMS. THE CONDITION OF THE BOTTOMS IS SHOWN AND SHOALS ARE GIVEN BY DOTTED LINES. IT WAS ONE OF 8 SKETCHES PUBLISHED IN THAT REPORT - ALL ON LOCALITIES WHERE DANGERS TO NAVIGATION OR FACILITIES TO NAVIGATION HAD BEEN FOUND. THE SKETCHES HAD PREVIOUSLY BEEN RELEASED, AS DATA WAS RECEIVED AND COMPILED, TO INSURANCE OFFICES AND TO AGENTS FOR THE DISTRIBUTION OF COAST SURVEY CHARTS. APPARENTLY THE WORK ON THE SOUNDINGS HAD PROCEEDED FROM NORTH TO SOUTH IN THE SKETCH. THE 1849 ANNUAL REPORT INDICATES THAT WORK ON THE AREA THAT YEAR HAD GONE FROM ISLE OF WIGHT SHOAL SOUTH. THE 1850 REPORT SHOWS THAT THE WORK CONTINUED PRIMARILY IN THE MARYLAND AND VIRGINIA SEACOAST TO A DISTANCE OF 13 MILES SEAWARD.

DATA IS FROM THE 1849 AND 1850 USCS ANNUAL REPORTS TO CONGRESS.

EDITION & STATE INFO : NOT YET RESEARCHED.

HFC OWNERSHIP DATA : THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION HAS A COPY OF THIS SKETCH ON THIN PAPER, CLOSE CROPPED ON THE LEFT BORDER WITH PARTIAL LOSS OF THE NEAT LINE AND THE FIRST DIGITS OF THE LATITUDE. THERE IS A SEPARATION ON THE CENTERFOLD, WITH MINOR LOSS OF DATA. IT HAS AN ACQ. # OF C015-2UI AND A MDHR # OF MSA SC1399-596.

BIBLIGRAPHICAL REFS. : U.S. COAST SURVEY, THE REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF THE COAST SURVEY SHOWING THE PROGRESS OF THE WORK FOR THE YEAR ENDING NOVEMBER, 1849, WASHINGTON: H.R. EXEC DOC. 14, 31ST CONGRESS, 1ST SESSION, 1849; U.S. COAST SURVEY, THE REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF THE COAST SURVEY SHOWING THE PROGRESS OF THE WORK FOR THE YEAR ENDING NOVEMBER, 1850, WASHINGTON: SENATE EXEC. DOC. NO. 7, 31ST CONGRESS, 2D SESSION, 1850.

September 16, 1991


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