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MAP #: 357UA

CARTOGRAPHER : UNITED STATES COAST SURVEY

DATE: 1857

SHORT TITLE : NORFOLK HARBOR VIRGINIA

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, ASST. TOPOGRAPHY BY J. SEIB, ASST. HYDROGRAPHY BY THE PARTY UNDER THE COMMAND OF J.J. ALMY, LIEUT. U.S.N. ASST. SCALE 1/10000. 1857. (BOTTOM LEFT CORNER). "No. 24" (LEFT TOP MARGIN). "C.B. GRAHAM, LITH. WASHINGTON." (LEFT BOTTOM MARGIN). "REDd. DRng. BY A. SCHOEPF." (RIGHT BOTTOM MARGIN). SCALES IN STATUTE AND NAUTICAL MILES (BELOW TITLE). "NOTE." ON SOUNDINGS, LATITUDE AND LONGITUDE, MAGNETIC VARIATION AND DATES OF EXECUTION OF THE WORK. (BETWEEN THE TITLE AND SCALES). TABLE OF "ABBREVIATIONS USED IN THE BOTTOMS OF THIS MAP." (ABOVE SCALES). NOTES ON "TIDES." (UPPER RIGHT CORNER). SYMBOL OF THE COAST SURVEY OFFICE, WITH "VERIFIED", SIGNED BY M.L. SMITH, "CAPT. TOPL. ENGRS. ASST. IN CHARGE OF OFFICE." (RIGHT OF TITLE). COMPASS ROSE (CENTER LEFT). LONGITUDE WEST FROM GREENWICH (TOP AND BOTTOM BORDERS). LATITUDE (RIGHT AND LEFT BORDERS).


DATE OF PUBLICATION : S1857
PLACE OF PUBLICATION : WASHINGTON
PUBLISHER : U.S. COAST SURVEY
LANGUAGE(S) : EN
SIZE (HEIGHT X WIDTH) : 49.4 X 39.7 CM.
SIZE - OTHER DATA : ? X ? CM. OM
SCALE - (RF) 1: : 10,000
SCALE - OTHER DATA : 1.5 STATUTE MILES = 16.1 CM.
LIB. OF CONGRESS # : -
Md. HALL OF RECORDS # 1 : MSA SC1399-627
HUNTINGFIELD ACQ. # 1 : B014-HF
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 LINE.
: BOTTOM CONDITIONS ARE INDICATED.
CARTOUCHE : NONE (1)
BORDER : SIMPLE FUNCTIONAL (5)
PRIME MERIDIAN(S) : GREENWICH/LONDON (1)
SEE ALSO MAP #s : -
BEST INFO SOURCE : ALL REFERENCES SHOWN WERE USEFUL.
DESCRIPTION : THIS PRELIMINARY LARGE SCALE HARBOR CHART OF NORFOLK, VIRGINIA, WAS INCLUDED AS ILLUSTRATION No. 24 IN THE REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF THE COAST SURVEY SHOWING THE PROGRESS OF THE SURVEY DURING THE YEAR 1857. IT SHOWS THE LOCATION AND SHAPE OF THE BUILDINGS AND DOCKS AND A LAYOUT OF THE STREETS OF NORFOLK, PORTSMOUTH AND GOSPORT. VERY LITTLE TOPOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION OTHER THAN THIS IS SHOWN.

THE NOAA COPPERPLATE RECORDS DO NOT INDICATE THAT A PLATE NUMBER WAS ASSIGNED TO THIS CHART OR THAT A FINISHED CHART BY THIS NAME WAS PUBLISHED. INSTEAD, THE INFORMATION WAS INCORPORATED INTO A CHART ENTITLED "HAMPTON ROADS AND ELIZABETH RIVER" ON PLATE 953, WHICH WAS COMMENCED SEPTEMBER, 1863 AND COMPLETED IN MAY, 1864. THIS WAS AN ORIGINAL PLATE. AN ALPHA PLATE WAS COMPLETED IN JANUARY, 1885, INCORPORATING CORRECTIONS TO APRIL 25, 1878 AND WITH AIDS TO NAVIGATION CORRECTED TO JUNE 16, 1879. THE CHART WAS CANCELLED IN APRIL, 1891.

THE CATALOGUE OF HYDROGRAPHIC MAPS, CHARTS AND SKETCHES PUBLISHED BY UNITED STATES COAST SURVEY; A. D. BACHE SUPERINTENDENT, 1866, WASHINGTON: GPO, 1866 SHOWS BOTH THE CHART DESCRIBED HEREIN AND THE "HAMPTON ROADS AND ELIZABETH RIVER" CHART AS AVAILABLE AT THAT TIME AT PRICES OF $0.20 EACH.

EDITION & STATE INFO : WRITER HAS SEEN ONLY THIS PRELIMINARY CHART. NOAA RECORDS DO NOT SHOW THAT A FINAL CHART BY THIS NAME WAS EVER PUBLISHED.

HFC OWNERSHIP DATA : THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION HAS A COPY ON THIN PAPER WITH THE RIGHT MARGIN CROPPED WITH LOSS OF MOST OF THE RIGHT NEAT LINE, EXCEPT AT THE VERY TOP. IT HAS AN ACQ. # OF B014-HF AND A MDHR # OF MSA SC1399-627.

BIBLIGRAPHICAL REFS. : U.S. COAST SURVEY, 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, 13,53; NOAA RECORDS OF COPPER PLATES [MANUSCRIPT RECORDS]; NOAA CHART HISTORY CARD FOR CHART # 403 [MANUSCRIPT RECORD]; U.S. COAST SURVEY, CATALOGUE OF HYDROGRAPHIC MAPS, CHARTS AND SKETCHES PUBLISHED BY UNITED STATES COAST SURVEY; A. D. BACHE, SUPERINTENDENT, 1866, WASHINGTON: GPO, 1866, 10 (CHARTS # 91 AND 92).

November 7, 1991


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