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MAP #: 359U5

CARTOGRAPHER : UNITED STATES COAST SURVEY

DATE: 1859

SHORT TITLE : PATAPSCO RIVER AND THE APPROACHES

REMAINING TITLE & ID : FROM A TRIGONOMETRICAL SURVEY UNDER THE DIRECTION OF F.R. HASSLER AND A.D. BACHE SUPERINTENDENTS OF THE SURVEY OF THE COAST OF THE UNITED STATES TRIANGULATION BY J. FERGUSON ASSISTANT TOPOGRAPHY BY F.H. GERDES R.D. CUTTS H.L. WHITING & J.B. GLUCK ASSISTS. HYDROGRAPHY BY THE PARTIES UNDER THE COMMAND OF LIEUTS. G.M. BACHE C.H. McBLAIR & R. WAINWRIGHT U.S.N. ASSISTS. PUBLISHED IN 1859 2ND. EDITION SCALE 1/60,000 (LEFT SIDE, BELOW CENTER). THE TRIANGULATION WAS EXECUTED IN...1843 '44 & '45 THE TOPOGRAPHY ...do...IN 1844 '45 '46 '49 '53 & '54 THE HYDROGRAPHY...do...IN 1845 '52 & '54 (CENTER RIGHT). CIRCULAR SYMBOL OF COAST SURVEY OFFICE WITH "PRICE 60 CENTS" BELOW IT, FOLLOWED BY "VERIFIED" AND SIGNED BY W.R. PALMER, "CAPT. TOPL. ENGRS. ASST. C.S. IN CHARGE OF OFFICE" (BELOW PRIOR ENTRY). "VIEW No. 1 ENTRANCE TO BALTIMORE HARBOR FROM THE MAIN SHIP CHANNEL IN 3 FMS." (BOTTOM 3/4THS OF PAGE ON LEFT SIDE OF TITLE INFORMATION, ORIENTED WITH THE BOTTOM OF THE VIEW TO THE RIGHT). "VIEW No. 2 (bis) LOOKING S.W. ENTRANCE TO BALTIMORE HARBOR BY THE SWASH OR BODKIN CHANNEL IN 3 FMS." (TO LEFT OF AND PARALLEL TO PRIOR VIEW). "VIEW No. 2 LOOKING N.W. ENTRANCE TO BALTIMORE HARBOR BY THE SWASH OR BODKIN CHANNEL IN 3 FMS." (CENTER TOP). "No. 384" (LEFT TOP MARGIN). "ELECTROTYPE COPY NO. 5 BY G. MATHIOT U.S.C.S." (RIGHT TOP MARGIN). SCALES OF 5 STATUTE MILES AND 5 NAUTICAL MILES (CENTER BOTTOM MARGIN). TABLE OF SAILING DIRECTIONS (BOTTOM LEFT). "NOTE" AND TABLE OF TIDES INFORMATION (RIGHT OF SAILING DIRECTIONS). TABLES OF "LIGHT HOUSES" DATA AND "VARIATIONS OF THE MAGNETIC NEEDLE" (TOP RIGHT CORNER). "REDd. DRng. BY W.M. C. FAIRFAX, M.J. McCLERY AND A. PALMSTEIN (LEFT BOTTOM MARGIN). "ENGd. BY A. ROLLE, A. PETERSEN AND APP. W.A. THOMPSON (RIGHT BOTTOM MARGIN). TWO TITLED SHORELINE VIEWS (LOWER LEFT SIDE). ONE TITLED SHORELINE VIEW (TOP CENTER). COMPASS ROSE, SHOWING MAGNETIC VARIATION (RIGHT OF CENTER). LONGITUDE AND LATITUDE (NOT SHOWN).


DATE OF PUBLICATION : R1859 (1856)
PLACE OF PUBLICATION : WASHINGTON
PUBLISHER : U.S. COAST SURVEY
LANGUAGE(S) : EN
SIZE (HEIGHT X WIDTH) : 43.6 X 69.4 CM. (BETWEEN NEAT LINES)
SIZE - OTHER DATA : 60.5 X 87.8 CM. OM (HEAVY PAPER ISSUES)
SCALE - (RF) 1: : 60,000
SCALE - OTHER DATA : 5 STATUTE MILES = 13.3 CM.
LIB. OF CONGRESS # : G3842.P34 1859.U5
Md. HALL OF RECORDS # 1 : MSA SC1399-691 (HEAVY PAPER)
# 2 : MSA SC1399-692 (HEAVY PAPER)
# 3 : MSA SC1399-382 (REPRO)
# 4 : MSA SC1399-508 (1856 ED.)
# 5 : MSA SC1399-363 (REPRO - 1856 ED.)
# 6 : MSA SC1399-572 (1870 ED.)
HUNTINGFIELD ACQ. # 1 : NOAA012-GIFT
# 2 : NOAA012-GIFT
# 3 : -
# 4 : B016-DUG (1856 ED.)
# 5 : -
# 6 : C015-2U1 (1870 ED.)
REGION CATEGORY : DETAILED CHART OF PART OF THE MD/CHESAPEAKE AREA (2)
SPECIAL CATEGORY(IES) : USCS CHART (4)
# SHEETS TO MAP : 1
MAP ORIENTATION : N IS AT THE TOP OF THE CHART.
RELIEF SHOWN ? : YES
HYDROGRAPHIC DATA : SOUNDINGS ARE SHOWN IN FEET.
: SHOALS ARE SHOWN IN SHADING.
: BOTTOM CONDITIONS ARE INDICATED.
CARTOUCHE : NONE (1)
BORDER : PLAIN (2)
PRIME MERIDIAN(S) : NONE
SEE ALSO MAP #s : 356U5, 370U5.
BEST INFO SOURCE : NOAA CHART HISTORY CARD FOR CHART # 384.
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

DATA IS FROM THE NOAA CHART HISTORY CARD FOR CHARTS 384, 549 AND 12278, FROM THE USCS ANNUAL REPORTS TO CONGRESS AND FROM OBSERVATION OF THE COPIES IN THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION.

EDITION & STATE INFO : THE NOAA CHART HISTORY CARD FOR CHART 384 SHOWS FIVE DIFFERENT PLATES WERE USED FROM 1849 THROUGH THE NOVEMBER, 1880 EDITION. WHILE THE DATE OF THE FIRST, OR PRELIMINARY EDITION IS GIVEN AS 1849, THE USCS ANNUAL REPORTS INDICATE THAT THE FIRST ACTUAL PUBLICATION WAS IN 1856. THE FIFTH EDITION INVOLVED A NAME CHANGE TO "PATAPSCO RIVER & BALTIMORE HARBOR". FROM MARCH, 1892 THROUGH FEBRUARY, 1899, THERE WERE FIVE MORE RELEASES OF CHART 384 UNDER THE NAME "BALTIMORE HARBOR & APPROACHES". THE SCALE WAS ENLARGED TO 1/40,000. CHART 384 WAS SU[PERCEDED BY NUMBER 549 ENTITLED "APPROACHES TO BALTIMORE HARBOR" ON A SCALE OF 1/40,000. FREQUENT EDITIONS AND PRINTS WERE SUBSEQUENTLY RELEASED. THE NOAA CHART HISTORY CARD SHOWS 45 FROM 1900 THROUGH 1977. IN 1974, NOAA CHANGED ITS NUMBERING SYSTEM AND THE CHART NUMBER BECAME 12278, WITH THE TITLE "CHESAPEAKE BAY APPROACHES TO BALTIMORE HARBOR".

ED. 1 - (1856) - UNDER THE TITLE IS ".... PUBLISHED IN 1856 SCALE 1/60,000". NOTHING IS IN THE BOTTOM MARGIN EXCEPT THE TWO SCALES. "No.8" IS IN THE LEFT TOP MARGIN. "ELECTROTYPE COPY No. 2..." IS IN THE RIGHT TOP MARGIN. THERE IS NO "NOTE" ABOVE THE TIDES TABLE. THERE IS A SINGLE TABLE REGARDING LATITUDE, LONGITUDE AND MAGNETIC VARIATION IN THE TOP RIGHT CORNER. THE THREE SHORELINE VIEWS ARE UNTITLED. THERE IS NOTHING IN THE CENTER RIGHT, WHERE THE USCS SEAL ETC. IS LOCATED IN THE 2ND EDITION. THERE IS NO DATA ON THE NEW PATAPSCO RIVER CHANNEL EXCAVATION BEING UNDERTAKEN WHEN THE 2ND EDITION WAS PUBLISHED. THE COMPASS ROSE IS ON TOP OF THE NAVIGATION COURSE ENTERING THE PATAPSCO. SEE MAP # 356U5.

ED. 2 - (1859) - THIS IS THE CHART DESCRIBED HEREIN. THE NEW CHANNEL IN BALTIMORE HARBOR IS SHOWN BY DOTTED LINES. RANGE LIGHTS ARE ADDED. MARGINAL CHANGES ARE MADE. THE TOPOGRAPHY IS COMPLETED. THE COMPASS ROSE IS MOVED FURTHER EAST. IT IS ELECTROTYPE COPY # 5 ON PLATE 787.

ED. 3 - (1870) - UNDER THE TITLE IS "...PUBLISHED IN 1870". "NO. 9" IS IN THE LEFT TOP MARGIN. "ELECTROTYPE COPY NO. 7..." IS IN THE RIGHT TOP MARGIN. TOPOGRAPHY AND HYDROGRAPHY CREDITS ARE ALTERED. THE NOTE UNDER THE TITLE INDICATES THAT THE PATAPSCO CHANNELS WERE RESURVEYED IN 1869 AND 1870. THIS EDITION WAS ON PLATE # 1134. SEE MAP # 370U5.

ED. 4 - (1877) - AIDS TO NAVIGATION WERE CORRECTED TO 1877 AND THE CHART WAS REISSUED ON PLATE 1159. AN ADDITIONAL STATE INCORPORATING CORRECTIONS AS OF 3/12/79 WAS ISSUED. WRITER HAS NOT SEEN THIS EDITION AND DOESN'T KNOW HOW ELSE THE PLATE WAS CHANGED.

ED. 5 - (1880) - THE TITLE WAS CHANGED TO "PATAPSCO RIVER & BALTIMORE HARBOR" AND WAS ISSUED ON PLATE 1620. WRITER HAS NOT SEEN A COPY OF THIS EDITION.

DATA IS FROM THE NOAA CHART HISTORY CARD FOR CHARTS 384, 549 AND 12278 AND FROM OBSERVATIONS OF THE COPIES IN THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION. ONLY THE FIRST EDITION IS NOTED IN PHILLIPS, A LIST OF MAPS OF AMERICA IN THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS.

HFC OWNERSHIP DATA : THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION HAS ONE COPY OF THE 1856 EDITION ON THIN PAPER WITH SOME BROWNING AT THE FOLDS WITH AN ACQ. # OF B016-DUG AND A MDHR # OF MSA SC1399- 508. IT HAS A PHOTOREPRODUCTION OF THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS COPY AT 80% OF ORIGINAL SIZE WITH A MDHR # OF MSA SC1399-363(REPRO). THE COLLECTION HAS TWO COPIES OF THE 1859 EDITION ON HEAVY PAPER. ONE IS IN BLACK INK AND ONE IS IN GREENISH-BLUE INK AND BOTH ARE STRIKES DONE AROUND 1970 FROM THE ORIGINAL PLATE 787. BOTH HAVE ACQ. #s OF NOAA012-GIFT AND MDHR #S OF MSA SC1399-691 AND 692 RESPECTIVELY. THE COLLECTION HAS A PHOTOREPRODUCTION AT 80% OF ORIGINAL SIZE FROM THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS COPY OF THE 1859 EDITION WITH A MDHR # OF MSA SC1399-382(REPRO). THE COLLECTION ALSO HAS A COPY OF THE 1870 EDITION ON THIN PAPER WITH SOME BROWNING AT THE FOLDS WITH "9" STAMPED ON THE REVERSE SIDE. IT HAS AN ACQ. # OF C015-2U1 AND A MDHR # OF MSA SC1399-572.

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, 668; U.S. COAST SURVEY, REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF THE COAST SURVEY SHOWING THE PROGRESS OF THE SURVEY DURING THE YEAR 1852, WASHINGTON: U.S. COAST SURVEY, 1853, 72, 83; U.S. COAST SURVEY, REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF THE COAST SURVEY SHOWING THE PROGRESS OF THE SURVEY DURING THE YEAR 1859, H.R. EX. DOC. No. 41, 36TH CONGRESS, 1ST SESSION, WASHINGTON: U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, 1860, 51, 52, 191, 193, 204, 210; U.S. COAST SURVEY, REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF THE COAST SURVEY SHOWING THE PROGRESS OF THE SURVEY DURING THE YEAR 1864, H.R. EX. DOC. No. 15, 38TH CONGRESS, 2d SESSION, WASHINGTON: U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, 1866, 103; U.S. COAST & GEODETIC SURVEY, REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF THE U.S. COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY SHOWING THE PROGRESS OF THE WORK DURING THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING WITH JUNE, 1877, WASHINGTON: U.S. COAST & GEODETIC SURVEY, 1881, 92; MORRISON, RUSSELL & ROBERT HANSEN, CHARTING THE CHESAPEAKE, ANNAPOLIS: MARYLAND STATE ARCHIVES, 1990, 148.

February 24, 1993


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