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MAP #: 351U5

CARTOGRAPHER : U.S. COAST SURVEY

DATE: 1851

SHORT TITLE : RECONNOISSANCE OF THE ENTRANCE TO CHESAPEAKE BAY VIRGINIA

REMAINING TITLE & ID : BY THE HYDROGRAPHIC PARTY UNDER THE COMMAND OF LIEUT. B.F. SANDS U.S. NAVY & ASSIST. U.S.C.S. SCALE 1/100,000 1851 (BOTTOM RIGHT). "C NO. 2 U.S. COAST SURVEY A.D. BACHE SUPERINTENDENT" (ABOVE TITLE). SAILING DIRECTION NOTES (TOP LEFT CORNER). TIDES NOTES (TOP RIGHT CORNER). EXPLANATION OF "ABBREVIATIONS USED IN THE BOTTOMS OF THIS MAP" (BOTTOM LEFT CORNER). COMPASS ROSE AND MAGNETIC VARIATION INDICATOR (BELOW TIDES NOTES). SCALES IN STATUTE AND NAUTICAL MILES (CENTER, BOTTOM MARGIN). LONGITUDE AND LATITUDE (NOT SHOWN).


DATE OF PUBLICATION : S1851
PLACE OF PUBLICATION : WASHINGTON
PUBLISHER : U.S. COAST SURVEY
LANGUAGE(S) : EN
SIZE (HEIGHT X WIDTH) : 25.4 X 30.3 CM.
SIZE - OTHER DATA : 58.1 X 75.7 CM. OM
SCALE - (RF) 1: : 100,000
SCALE - OTHER DATA : 8 STATUTE MILES = 12.75 CM.
LIB. OF CONGRESS # : -
Md. HALL OF RECORDS # 1 : MSA SC1399-717
# 2 : MSA SC1399-466
# 3 : MSA SC1399-161(REPRO)
HUNTINGFIELD ACQ. # 1 : NOAA011-GIFT
# 2 : J017-DDT
# 3 : -
REGION CATEGORY : DETAILED CHART OF PART OF THE MD/CHESAPEAKE AREA (2)
SPECIAL CATEGORY(IES) : USCS MATERIAL (4) : VIRGINIA MATERIAL PRIMARILY (13)
# 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 LINE.
: BOTTOM CONDITIONS ARE INDICATED.
CARTOUCHE : NONE (1)
BORDER : PLAIN (2)
PRIME MERIDIAN(S) : NONE
SEE ALSO MAP #s :
BEST INFO SOURCE : THE USCS PLATE AND CHART HISTORY RECORDS.
DESCRIPTION : THIS SKETCH COVERS THE ENTRANCE OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM CAPE HENRY TO CAPE CHARLES AND SHOWS DETAILED SOUNDINGS AND BOTTOM CONDITIONS AS WELL AS NAVIGATIONAL LIGHTS. MAGNETIC VARIATION IS INDICATED. ONE INTERESTING FEATURE IS THE PRESENCE OF BOTTOM CONTOUR LINES. THE DIRECTION AND SPEED OF EBB AND FLOOD TIDE ARE SHOWN JUST EAST OF MIDDLE GROUND AND JUST SOUTH OF NORTH CHANNEL. THIS CHART WAS INCLUDED IN THE ANNUAL REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF THE U.S. COAST SURVEY SHOWING THE PROGRESS OF THE SURVEY DURING 1851. THE USCS PLATE HISTORY FILE INDICATES THAT THE ONLY PLATE DONE ON THIS SKETCH WAS THE ORIGINAL PLATE # 63, WHICH WAS BEGUN IN DECEMBER, 1851 AND FINISHED IN MARCH, 1852.

EDITION & STATE INFO : THERE WAS ONLY A SINGLE EDITION OF THIS SKETCH PUBLISHED, AND IT WAS IN THE 1851 USCS ANNUAL REPORT, PUBLISHED IN 1852. THIS INFORMATION IS TAKEN FROM THE PLATE HISTORY RECORDS FILE OF THE USCS. THE DATA IN THIS RECONNOISSANCE CHART WAS INCORPORATED INTO CHART 131 IN 1863.

HFC OWNERSHIP DATA : THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION HAS TWO COPIES OF THIS SKETCH AND ONE FULL SCALE REPRODUCTION. IT HAS A COPY ON HEAVY PAPER WITH EXTREMELY WIDE MARGINS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. THIS MAY BE A 20TH CENTURY PRINTING FROM THE ORIGINAL PLATE. IT HAS A MDHR # OF MSA SC1399-717 AND AN ACQUISITION # OF NOAA011-GIFT. THE COLLECTION ALSO HAS A COPY ON THIN PAPER WITH SOME BROWNING IN THE FOLDS. THIS ONE WAS TAKEN FROM THE 1851 ANNUAL REPORT. IT HAS A MDHR # OF MSA SC1399-466 AND AN ACQ. # OF J017-DDT. FINALLY, THE COLLECTION HAS A FULL SCALE PHOTOCOPY OF THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS COPY OF THIS SKETCH WITH A MDHR # OF MSA SC1399-161(REPRO).

BIBLIGRAPHICAL REFS. : PHILLIPS, PHILIP LEE, A LIST OF MAPS OF AMERICA IN THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, NEW YORK: BURT FRANKLIN, UNDATED REPRINT OF A 1901 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS PUBLICATION, 228; U.S. COAST SURVEY, COPPER PLATE HISTORY RECORDS, UNPUBLISHED MANUSCRIPT, 226.

February 25, 1993


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