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MAP #: 354U6

CARTOGRAPHER : U.S. COAST SURVEY

DATE: 1854

SHORT TITLE : PRELIMINARY CHART OF THE SEA COAST OF VIRGINIA

REMAINING TITLE & ID : FROM GR. MACHIPONGO INLET TO CAPE HENRY BY THE HYDROGRAPHIC PARTY UNDER THE COMMAND OF LIEUT J.J. ALMY U.S. NAVY ASSISTANT U.S.C.S. SCALE 1/200 000 1854 (TOP LEFT CORNER). "(C No. 3)" (ABOVE TITLE). "No. 19" (LEFT TOP MARGIN). "P.S. DUVAL & Co. STEAM LITH. PRESS PHILa." (RIGHT TOP MARGIN). "REDd. DRng. BY L.D. WILLIAMS" (LEFT BOTTOM MARGIN). ENGd. BY E. YEAGER & C.A. KNIGHT (RIGHT BOTTOM MARGIN). SCALES IN STATUTE AND NAUTICAL MILES (CENTER BOTTOM MARGIN). "NOTE" REGARDING SOUNDINGS, LATITUDE AND LONGITUDE AND MAGNETIC VARIATION (BOTTOM LEFT CORNER). TABLE OF "TIDES" (BELOW PRIOR NOTE). TABLE OF "ABBREVIATIONS USED IN THE BOTTOMS OF THIS MAP." (BOTTOM RIGHT CORNER). COMPASS ROSE (CENTER RIGHT). LONGITUDE WEST FROM GREENWICH (TOP AND BOTTOM BORDERS). LATITUDE (RIGHT AND LEFT BORDERS).


DATE OF PUBLICATION : S1854
PLACE OF PUBLICATION : WASHINGTON
PUBLISHER : U.S. COAST SURVEY
LANGUAGE(S) : EN
SIZE (HEIGHT X WIDTH) : 33.6 X 28.3 CM.
SIZE - OTHER DATA : ? X ? CM. OM
SCALE - (RF) 1: : 200,000
SCALE - OTHER DATA : 11 STATUTE MILES = 12.8 CM.
LIB. OF CONGRESS # : -
Md. HALL OF RECORDS # 1 : MSA SC1399-623
HUNTINGFIELD ACQ. # 1 : B014-HH
REGION CATEGORY : DETAILED CHART OF PART OF THE MD/CHESAPEAKE AREA (2)
SPECIAL CATEGORY(IES) : USCS CHART (4)
: VIRGINIA MAP 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 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 : REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF THE COAST SURVEY SHOWING THE PROGRESS OF THE SURVEY DURING THE YEAR 1854 IS THE ONLY ONE FOUND.
DESCRIPTION : THIS PRELIMINARY CHART SHOWS THE HYDROGRAPHY OF THE ENTRANCE TO THE CHESAPEAKE BAY AND THE WATERS IMMEDIATELY NORTH OF THE ENTRANCE. NO TOPOGRAPHIC DATA IS SHOWN. THE COAST LINE SOUTH OF THE CAPE HENRY LIGHT HOUSE IS MISSING. THIS CHART WAS THE 19TH ITEM, AS LISTED ON PAGE 287 OF THE REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF THE COAST SURVEY SHOWING THE PROGRESS OF THE SURVEY DURING THE YEAR 1854, IN THE APPENDIX USED TO ILLUSTRATE THAT REPORT. FROM THE DESCRIPTION IN THAT DOCUMENT IT WAS LATER ENTITLED "SEACOAST OF VIRGINIA (LOWER PART)". THE 1853 ANNUAL REPORT HAS SKETCH # 10 ENTITLED "THE SEACOAST OF VIRGINIA GARGATHY INLET TO GR. MACHIGONGO INSET, WHICH IS LISTED AS THE "UPPER PART". THE REPORT OF 1855 SHOWS THAT 57 IMPRESSIONS OF THIS CHART WERE MADE FROM NOVEMBER, 1854 THROUGH 1855 AND THE PRELIMINARY CHART IS LISTED AS COMPLETED.

EDITION & STATE INFO : THIS RELATIVELY SMALL CHART APPEARS TO BE A SECTION OF THE LARGER CHART. NO REFERENCE WAS FOUND TO A CHART BY THIS NAME IN SUBSEQUENT USCS ANNUAL REPORTS, SO PERHAPS NO FINISHED CHART OF JUST THIS AREA WAS MADE.

HFC OWNERSHIP DATA : THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION HAS A COPY OF THIS CHART ON THIN PAPER WITH SOME BROWNING THROUGHOUT, BUT OTHERWISE IN GOOD CONDITION. IT HAS AN ACQ. # OF B014-HH AND A MDHR # OF MSA SC1399-623.

BIBLIGRAPHICAL REFS. : U.S. COAST SURVEY, REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF THE COAST SURVEY SHOWING THE PROGRESS OF THE SURVEY DURING THE YEAR 1853, WASHINGTON: ROBERT ARMSTRONG PUBLIC PRINTER, 1854, 59* (# 9); U.S. COAST SURVEY, REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF THE COAST SURVEY SHOWING THE PROGRESS OF THE SURVEY DURING THE YEAR 1854, WASHINGTON: A.O.P. NICHOLSON, PUBLIC PRINTER, 1855, 15,20,25,48-9,47*; U.S. COAST SURVEY, REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF THE COAST SURVEY SHOWING THE PROGRESS OF THE SURVEY DURING THE YEAR 1855, WASHINGTON: CORNELIUS WENDELL, PRINTER, 1856, 240 (NO. 25), 243, 246.

February 25, 1993


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