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MAP #: 358U6

CARTOGRAPHER : UNITED STATES COAST SURVEY

DATE: 1858

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

REMAINING TITLE & ID : TO WEST POINT FROM A TRIGONOMETRICAL SURVEY UNDER THE DIRECTION OF A.D. BACHE SUPERINTENDENT OF THE SURVEY OF THE COAST OF THE UNITED STATES TRIANGULATION BY LIEUT. J.P. ROY U.S.A. ASST. 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 1858 (BOTTOM LEFT CORNER). "No. 9" (LEFT TOP MARGIN). "REDd. DRng. BY P. WITZEL" (LEFT BOTTOM MARGIN). "ENGd. BY W. LANGRAN & F.W. BENNER" (RIGHT BOTTOM MARGIN). SCALES IN STATUTE AND NAUTICAL MILES (CENTER BOTTOM). "NOTE" ON SOUNDINGS, DATES OF EXECUTION OF THE WORK, MAGNETIC VARIATION, TIDES, AND A TABLE OF "ABBREVIATIONS USED IN THE BOTTOMS OF THIS MAP" (TOP RIGHT CORNER). SYMBOL OF THE COAST SURVEY OFFICE, WITH "VERIFIED", SIGNED BY W.R. PALMER, "CAPT. TOPL. ENGRS. ASST. C.S. IN CHARGE OF OFFICE." (BELOW AND TO RIGHT OF TITLE). COMPASS ROSE (CENTER. MAP IS ORIENTED WITH NE AT THE TOP.) LONGITUDE WEST FROM GREENWICH AND LATITUDE ARE SHOWN DIAGONALLY ALONG ALL BORDERS, EXCEPT THAT THOSE ON THE BOTTOM BORDER ARE NOT IDENTIFIED.


DATE OF PUBLICATION : S1858
PLACE OF PUBLICATION : WASHINGTON
PUBLISHER : U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
LANGUAGE(S) : EN
SIZE (HEIGHT X WIDTH) : 42.7 X 58.7 CM.
SIZE - OTHER DATA : 65.7 X 83.0 CM. OM (HEAVY PAPER COPIES)
SCALE - (RF) 1: : 60,000
SCALE - OTHER DATA : 5 STATUTE MILES = 13.3 CM.
LIB. OF CONGRESS # : -
Md. HALL OF RECORDS # 1 : MSA SC1399-688
# 2 : MSA SC1399-689
# 3 : MSA SC1399-690
# 4 : MSA SC1399-631 (THIN PAPER)
HUNTINGFIELD ACQ. # 1 : NOAA012-GIFT
# 2 : NOAA012-GIFT
# 3 : NOAA012-GIFT
# 4 : B014-DHH (THIN PAPER)
REGION CATEGORY : DETAILED CHART OF PART OF THE MD/CHESAPEAKE AREA (2)
SPECIAL CATEGORY(IES) : USCS CHART (4)
: VIRGINIA CHART 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 : 357U9, 406U5 (BOTH LOWER PART).
BEST INFO SOURCE : NOAA CHART HISTORY CARD FOR CHART 399.
DESCRIPTION : THIS PRELIMINARY CHART SHOWS THE UPPER REACHES OF THE YORK RIVER, CONTINUING A CHART FROM THE ENTRANCE TO THE RIVER TO KING'S CREEK DONE IN 1857 (SEE MAP # 357U9). THE TRIANGULATION AND HYDROGRAPHY APPEAR RELATIVELY COMPLETE, ALTHOUGH THE TOPOGRAPHY IS STILL SKETCHY. THIS PRELIMINARY CHART WAS USED TO ACCOMPANY THE REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF THE COAST SURVEY SHOWING THE PROGRESS OF THE SURVEY DURING THE YEAR 1858, H.R. EXEC. DOC. NO. 33, 35TH CONGRESS, 2d SESSION, WASHINGTON: 1859 AS ILLUSTRATION No. 9.

THE ORIGINAL HAND ENGRAVED PLATE FOR THIS CHART WAS NUMBER 713. FROM THIS AN ALTO AND BASSO COPY WAS MADE AND THE BASSO WAS NUMBERED PLATE 775. PLATE 775 WAS FIRST PUBLISHED IN NOVEMBER, 1858 AND THE PLATE WAS FINISHED IN NOVEMBER, 1859. PLATE 775 WAS REISSUED WITH CHANGES AND CORRECTIONS IN AUGUST, 1877. NO OTHER EDITIONS WERE PUBLISHED. THE CHART WAS LAST SEEN IN A U.S. COAST & GEODETIC SURVEY CATALOG IN 1908.

DATA IS FROM THE NOAA CHART HISTORY CARD FOR CHART 399, FROM A TELEPHONE CONVERSATION WITH BOB HANSEN OF NOAA AND FROM OBSERVATION OF THE COPIES IN THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION.

EDITION & STATE INFO : THE NOAA CHART HISTORY CARD FOR CHART 399 SHOWS THE PUBLICATION OF TWO STATES OF PLATE 775. ONE WAS IN 1858 AND ONE WAS IN AUGUST, 1877. WE LEARNED FROM BOB HANSEN OF NOAA IN A TELEPHONE CONVERSATION THAT THE ORIGINAL HAND ENGRAVED PLATE WAS NUMBER 713. AN ALTO AND A BASSO COPY WERE MADE AND THE BASSO BECAME PLATE 775. THE CHART CONTINUED TO APPEAR IN THE U.S. COAST & GEODETIC SURVEY CATALOGS THROUGH 1908, BUT NOT THEREAFTER.

ED. 1 - STATE 1 - (1858) - THIS IS THE CHART DESCRIBED HEREIN. IT WAS ON PLATE 775, WHICH WAS A BASSO COPY FROM THE ORIGINAL HAND ENGRAVED PLATE # 713.

- STATE 2 - (1877) - THIS WAS A REWORKED, REISSUED PLATE 775. WRITER HAS NOT SEEN THIS STATE, BUT PRESUMABLY IT WAS THE FINISHED STATE.

DATA IS FROM THE NOAA CHART HISTORY CARD FOR CHART 399.

HFC OWNERSHIP DATA : THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION HAS FOUR COPIES OF THE 1858 PRELIMINARY EDITION. THREE ARE ON HEAVY PAPER IN GREENISH-BLUE INK. THEY HAVE EXTREMELY WIDE MARGINS. THEY WERE RECEIVED AS EXTRA COPIES FROM NOAA OF STRIKES MADE AROUND 1970 FROM THE ORIGINAL HAND ENGRAVED PLATE # 713. ALL HAVE AN ACQ. # OF NOAA012-GIFT AND MDHR #s OF MSA SC1399-688, 689, AND 690. THE FOURTH COPY IS FROM THE 1858 USCS ANNUAL REPORT TO CONGRESS. IT IS ON THIN PAPER WITH SLIGHT BROWNING AT THE FOLDS AND A SMALL HOLE AT THE FOLD INTERSECTION WITH NO LOSS OF DATA. THIS COPY IS CLOSE CROPPED ON THE LOWER LEFT SIDE, WITH LOSS OF PART OF THE LEFT NEAT LINE. IT HAS AN ACQ. # OF B014-DHH AND A MDHR # OF MSA SC1399-631.

BIBLIGRAPHICAL REFS. : NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION CHART HISTORY CARD [MANUSCRIPT] FOR CHART 399; REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF THE COAST SURVEY SHOWING THE PROGRESS OF THE SURVEY DURING THE YEAR 1858, H.R. EX. DOC. No. 33, 35th CONGRESS, 2d SESSION, WASHINGTON: 1859, 7, 11, 61, 162.

February 24, 1993


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