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MAP #: 357U9

CARTOGRAPHER : UNITED STATES COAST SURVEY

DATE: 1857

SHORT TITLE : PRELIMINARY CHART OF YORK RIVER FROM ENTRANCE TO KING'S CREEK

REMAINING TITLE & ID : FROM A TRIGONOMETRICAL SURVEY UNDER THE DIRECTION OF A.D. BACHE SUPERINTENDENT OF THE SURVEY OF THE COAST OF THE UNITED STATES TRIANGULATION BY E. BLUNT J. FARLEY & LIEUT. J.P. ROY U.S.A. ASSISTS. TOPOGRAPHY BY JOHN SEIB ASSISTANT HYDROGRAPHY BY THE PARTIES UNDER THE COMMAND OF LIEUTS. J.J. ALMY & R.D. MINOR U.S.N. ASSISTS. SCALE 1/60.000 1857 (LEFT SIDE, ABOVE CENTER). "No. 22" (LEFT TOP MARGIN). "TRANSFERRED & PRINTED BY LANG & LAING. LITH. 66 FULTON ST. N.Y." (RIGHT TOP MARGIN). "REDd. DRng. BY A. LINDENKOHL & P. WITZEL" (LEFT BOTTOM MARGIN. CROPPED LEFT MARGIN DELETED THE WORD BEFORE "DRng."). "ENGd. BY A. MAEDEL & W. LANGRAN" (RIGHT, BOTTOM MARGIN). SCALES IN STATUTE AND NAUTICAL MILES (CENTER BOTTOM). "SAILING DIRECTIONS BOUND INTO YORK RIVER" (BOTTOM LEFT). NOTES AND DATES OF EXECUTION OF THE WORK ON THE CHART (RIGHT OF SAILING DIRECTIONS). NOTES ON LATITUDE AND LONGITUDE AND TIDES (RIGHT OF SCALE). TABLE OF "ABBREVIATIONS USED IN THE BOTTOMS OF THIS MAP" (BOTTOM RIGHT CORNER). SYMBOL OF THE COAST SURVEY OFFICE, WITH "VERIFIED", AND SIGNED BY M.L. SMITH, "CAPT. TOPL. ENGRS. ASST. IN CHARGE OF OFFICE." (BELOW AND TO RIGHT OF TITLE DATA). COMPASS ROSE (CENTER RIGHT. CHART IS ORIENTED WITH NE AT THE TOP). LONGITUDE WEST FROM GREENWICH AND LATITUDE (TOP, LEFT AND RIGHT BORDERS).


DATE OF PUBLICATION : S1857
PLACE OF PUBLICATION : WASHINGTON
PUBLISHER : U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
LANGUAGE(S) : EN
SIZE (HEIGHT X WIDTH) : 42.3 X 58.0 CM.
SIZE - OTHER DATA : 46.8 X 62.9 CM. OM (BOTTOM LEFT MARGIN CROPPED)
SCALE - (RF) 1: : 60,000
SCALE - OTHER DATA : 5 STATUTE MILES = 13.3 CM.
LIB. OF CONGRESS # : -
Md. HALL OF RECORDS # 1 : MSA SC1399-630
# 2 : MSA SC1399-686 (1906 ST.)
# 3 : MSA SC1399-687 (1906 ST.)
HUNTINGFIELD ACQ. # 1 : B014-DHH
# 2 : NOAA012-GIFT (1906 ST.)
# 3 : NOAA012-GIFT (1906 ST.)
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 : 2
MAP ORIENTATION : NE IS AT THE TOP OF THE CHART.
RELIEF SHOWN ? : YES
HYDROGRAPHIC DATA : SOUNDINGS ARE SHOWN IN FEET AND FATHOMS.
: SHOALS ARE SHOWN IN SHADING.
: BOTTOM CONDITIONS ARE INDICATED.
CARTOUCHE : NONE (1)
BORDER : GEOGRAPHICALLY FUNCTIONAL (8)
PRIME MERIDIAN(S) : GREENWICH (1)
SEE ALSO MAP #s : 406U5, 358U6 (SHEET 2).
BEST INFO SOURCE : NOAA CHART HISTORY CARD FOR CHART # 398.
DESCRIPTION : THIS PRELIMINARY CHART SHOWS THE ENTRANCE TO THE YORK RIVER FROM THE CHESAPEAKE BAY. IT WAS THE FIRST OF TWO CHARTS COVERING THE NAVIGABLE PART OF THE RIVER. THE SECOND WAS RELEASED IN 1858 (SEE MAP # 358U6). THE CHART WAS NOT COMPLETED IN THE CREEKS AND RIVERS NORTH AND SOUTH OF THE YORK, WHERE THE SHORELINE AREA HAD NOT BEEN THOROUGHLY ENGRAVED. THE ANNUAL REPORT FOR 1858 INDICATES THAT THIS PRELIMINARY CHART WAS COMPLETED IN THAT YEAR AND THE SECOND SHEET WAS COMPLETED BY 1860. THIS FIRST SHEET OF THE ENTRANCE WAS USED AS ILLUSTRATION No. 22 TO ACCOMPANY THE USCS ANNUAL REPORT TO CONGRESS FOR THE YEAR 1857.

AS OF 1857, MOST OF THE TRIANGULATION, THREE-FOURTHS OF THE TOPOGRAPHY AND FOUR-FIFTHS OF THE HYDROGRAPHY IN SECTION III, INCLUDING THE CHESAPEAKE BAY, WAS COMPLETE. AS OF THE END OF 1857, TRIANGULATION OF THE YORK RIVER WAS COMPLETED FROM ITS MOUTH TO WEST POINT. THE TOPOGRAPHY OF THE RIVER WAS NEARLY FINISHED AND THE HYDROGRAPHY WAS EXECUTED FROM THE MOUTH TO WEST POINT. DRAWINGS ON SHEET TWO (UPPER PART OF THE YORK) HAD STARTED.

ADDITIONAL RELEASES ON OTHER PLATES OF THE CHART WERE MADE IN 1871, 1877 AND 1906. THE CHART LAST APPEARED IN A C. & G.S. CATALOG IN 1908.

DATA IS FROM THE USCS ANNUAL REPORTS, FROM THE NOAA CHART HISTORY CARD AND FROM OBSERVATION OF THE COPIES IN THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION.

EDITION & STATE INFO : THE NOAA CHART HISTORY CARD FOR CHART 398 DETAILS FOUR DIFFERENT RELEASES OF THIS CHART. IN ADDITION TO THE PRELIMINARY CHART IN 1857, NEW VERSIONS WERE PUBLISHED IN 1871 AND 1877. THE 1877 EDITION WAS REISSUED AS ANOTHER PLATE IN 1906. THE COPPERPLATE RECORDS OF NOAA INDICATE THAT THE ORIGINAL COPPERPLATE (# 622) WAS COMMENCED IN OCTOBER, 1857 AND COMPLETED IN OCTOBER 1858. THAT PLATE WAS CONDEMNED JUNE 8, 1872. THE PLATE WAS SUBSEQUENTLY LOST. AN ALPHA PLATE (# 96) WAS MADE FROM THE ORIGINAL IN 1858 AND 5 BASSO PLATES WERE SUBSEQUENTLY DONE FROM THE ALPHA. THE FIRST FOUR OF THOSE PLATES WERE # 719 OF DECEMBER 14, 1858, # 836 OF SEPTEMBER 12, 1860, # 899 OF JULY, 1862 (PUBLISHED IN 1871), AND # 987 OF JUNE 15, 1864 TO REPLACE THE ORIGINAL COPPERPLATE. THE TITLE WAS CUT OUT. SUBSEQUENT ISSUES FROM THIS PLATE CORRECTED AIDS TO NAVIGATION TO AUGUST 28, 1877. THE FIFTH AND FINAL BASSO PLATE WAS # 2594 OF APRIL 20, 1899. THIS PLATE WAS CONDEMNED BECAUSE OF DEFECTS. THE CHART WAS REISSUED FROM PLATE # 2964 IN 1906.

ED. 1 - (1857) - THIS IS THE PRELIMINARY CHART. IT WAS USED AS ILLUSTRATION No. 22 TO ACCOMPANY THE USCS ANNUAL REPORT TO CONGRESS FOR THE YEAR 1857. THIS IS THE CHART DESCRIBED HEREIN.

ED. 2 - (1871) - THIS WAS ELECTROTYPE COPY NO. 3 FROM PLATE 899 [THE NOAA HISTORY CARD HAS A ? AFTER THIS NUMBER]. WRITER HAS NOT SEEN THIS EDITION.

ED. 3 - STATE 1 - (1877) - THIS WAS ELECTROTYPE COPY NO. 4 FROM PLATE 987 ISSUED IN AUGUST, 1877. WRITER HAS NOT SEEN THIS STATE.

- STATE 2 - (1906) - THIS WAS REISSUED AS ELECTROTYPE COPY NO. 5 FROM PLATE 2964 IN NOVEMBER, 1906, UPDATED FOR VARIATION INFORMATION THROUGH 1906. SEE CHART # 406U5.

DATA IS FROM THE NOAA CHART HISTORY CARD FOR CHART 398.

HFC OWNERSHIP DATA : THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION HAS A COPY OF THE 1857 PRELIMINARY EDITION ON THIN PAPER WITH SOME BROWNING AT THE FOLDS AND A HOLE AT THE FOLD INTERSECTION, WITH NO LOSS OF DATA. IT HAS AN ACQ. # OF B014-DHH AND A MDHR # OF MSA SC- 630. THE COLLECTION ALSO HAS TWO COPIES OF THE 1906 STATE ON HEAVY PAPER PRINTED IN GREENISH-BLUE INK. THESE HUNTINGFIELD IMPRESSIONS WERE DONE AROUND 1970 FROM THE ORIGINAL PLATE # 2964 OF NOVEMBER, 1906. BOTH COPIES HAVE ACQ. #s OF NOAA012-GIFT AND THEIR MDHR #s ARE MSA SC1399-686 AND 687.

BIBLIGRAPHICAL REFS. : NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION CHART HISTORY CARD FOR CHART 398; REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF THE COAST SURVEY SHOWING THE PROGRESS OF THE SURVEY DURING THE YEAR 1857, H.R. EX. DOC. No. 21, 35th CONGRESS, 1st SESSION, WASHINGTON: U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, 1858, 8-9, 13, 16, 52, 53, 54, 56, 57, 58, 123. February 24, 1993


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