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MAP #: 362C5

CARTOGRAPHER : CARRINGTON, ROBERT CHRISTOPHER

DATE: 1862

SHORT TITLE : GRT. EGG HARBR. TO ALBEMARLE SD.

REMAINING TITLE & ID : INCLUDING DELAWARE & CHESAPEAKE BAYS FROM THE UNITED STATES COAST SURVEY 1859 (CIRCULAR CARTOUCHE, TOP RIGHT CORNER). "THE TOPOGRAPHY IS TAKEN FROM BLUNT'S MAP COMPILED FROM OFFICIAL SOURCES AND PUBLISHED IN 1861." (UNDER TITLE). "HYDROGRAPHIC OFFICE PRICE 3s/- NORTH AMERICA EAST COAST" (ABOVE TITLE IN CIRCLE). ABBREVIATIONS EXPLANATION, LAND HEIGHTS DATA, MAGNETIC VARIATION AND BUOYS AND "SOUNDINGS IN FATHOMS" (BELOW TIDE TABLES IN CIRCLE). LIST OF PUBLISHED PLANS OF DELAWARE BAY, CHESAPEAKE BAY, HAMPTON ROADS & ELIZABETH RIVER (BOTTOM RIGHT CORNER). "DRAWN BY ROBERT C. CARRINGTON OF THE HYDROGRAPHIC OFFICE" (LEFT BOTTOM MARGIN). "LONDON- PUBLISHED AT THE ADMIRALTY 2nd MAY, 1862; UNDER THE SUPERINTENDENCE OF R. ADMl. WASHINGTON; R.N: F.R.S. HYDROGRAPHER: SOLD BY J.D. POTTER, AGENT FOR THE ADMIRALTY CHARTS, 31 POULTRY & 11 KING STREET TOWER HILL" (CENTER BOTTOM MARGIN). "ENGRAVED BY J.& C. WALKER" (RIGHT BOTTOM MARGIN). "266" (RIGHT BOTTOM MARGIN BELOW AND TO RIGHT OF ENGRAVER STATEMENT). "C13" (WRITTEN IN MS. IN TOP LEFT CORNER). THE REVERSE SIDE IS BLANK. LONGITUDE IS WEST FROM GREENWICH (TOP AND BOTTOM BORDERS). LATITUDE (RIGHT AND LEFT BORDERS).


DATE OF PUBLICATION : S1862
PLACE OF PUBLICATION : LONDON
PUBLISHER : BRITISH ADMIRALTY
LANGUAGE(S) : EN
SIZE (HEIGHT X WIDTH) : 98.2 X 63.9 CM.
SIZE - OTHER DATA : ? X ? CM. OM
SCALE - (RF) 1: : 420,000
SCALE - OTHER DATA : NONE SHOWN
LIB. OF CONGRESS # : -
Md. HALL OF RECORDS # 1 : MSA SC1399-662
# 2 : MSA SC1399-661 (1885 ISSUE)
HUNTINGFIELD ACQ. # 1 : N026-HGD
# 2 : B015-HGD (1885 ISSUE)
REGION CATEGORY : MAP ON WHICH THE MD/CHESAPEAKE AREA IS ONE MAIN FOCUS (1)
SPECIAL CATEGORY(IES) : U.S.C.S. MATERIAL (4)
# SHEETS TO MAP : 1
MAP ORIENTATION : N IS AT THE TOP OF THE MAP.
RELIEF SHOWN ? : YES
HYDROGRAPHIC DATA : SOUNDINGS ARE SHOWN IN FATHOMS.
: SHOALS ARE SHOWN BY DOTTED LINES.
: BOTTOM CONDITIONS ARE INDICATED.
CARTOUCHE : CIRCULAR (22)
BORDER : GEOGRAPHICALLY FUNCTIONAL (8)
PRIME MERIDIAN(S) : GREENWICH (1)
SEE ALSO MAP #s : 385C5.
BEST INFO SOURCE : NO GOOD SOURCE WAS FOUND ON THE CHART.
DESCRIPTION : THIS LARGE SCALE CHART COVERS THE ENTIRE CHESAPEAKE AND DELAWARE BAYS. IT IS RICH IN HYDROGRAPHIC INFORMATION SUCH AS DATA ON SOUNDINGS, NAVIGATIONAL LIGHTS AND SHIPS, BUOYS, MAGNETIC VARIATION, SHOALS, BAY BOTTOM CONDITIONS AND TIDES. MAJOR NAVIGATIONAL LIGHTS ARE SHOWN IN YELLOW. THE TOPOGRAPHY IS TAKEN FROM U.S. COAST SURVEY SOURCES, REDRAWN BY ROBERT C. CARRINGTON, ENGRAVED BY J.& C. WALKER, PUBLISHED IN LONDON BY THE BRITISH ADMIRALTY UNDER REAR ADMIRAL JOHN WASHINGTON, WHO WAS HYDROGRAPHER OF THE BRITISH ADMIRALTY FROM 1855 TO 1863. WASHINGTON GREATLY INCREASED THE CIRCULATION OF BRITISH ADMIRALTY CHARTS DURING HIS TENURE. THE CHART WAS SOLD BY J.D. POTTER, AGENT FOR THE ADMIRALTY CHARTS.

THE LAND AREAS ON THIS CHART SHOW ROADS, CANALS, RAILROADS, CITIES AND TOWNS. HUNTINGFIELD POINT IS INDICATED ON THE CHART. PUBLISHED IN 1862, THIS CHART WOULD HAVE BEEN USED BY BRITISH SHIPS DURING THE LAST YEARS OF THE U.S. CIVIL WAR. THE CHART WAS MODIFIED WITH BOTH MAJOR AND MINOR MODIFICATIONS AND OTHER STATES WERE ISSUED AT LEAST THROUGH MARCH OF 1885. HUNTINGFIELD HAS A COPY OF THE 1885 ISSUE AS WELL AS THE ONE DESCRIBED HEREIN. THE MORE RECENT ISSUE SHOWS MAJOR CORRECTIONS THROUGH APRIL, 1871 AND MINOR ONES THROUGH 1885. OTHER LATER RELEASES WERE PROBABLY ALSO MADE.

DATA IS FROM PERSONAL OBSERVATION OF THE CHARTS IN THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION AND FROM DAWSON'S MEMOIRS OF HYDROGRAPHY...

EDITION & STATE INFO : THIS CHART HAD A LONG LIFE. ALTHOUGH FIRST RELEASED IN 1862, WE KNOW OF ISSUES AT LEAST THROUGH MARCH OF 1885. THE MAGNETIC VARIATION DATA AND OTHER DATA WAS CONTINUALLY UPDATED. IT IS LIKELY THAT LATER ISSUES WERE ALSO MADE. FOR THE 1885 CHART, SEE CHART # 385C5.

HFC OWNERSHIP DATA : THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION HAS A GOOD COPY OF THIS CHART WITH TEARS THAT HAVE BEEN REPAIRED ON THE RIGHT AND TOP SIDES, BOTH OF WHICH EXTEND INTO THE ENGRAVING. IT HAS AN ACQ. # OF H026-HGD AND A MDHR # OF MSA SC1399-662. THE COLLECTION ALSO HAS A GOOD BLACK AND WHITE COPY OF THE ISSUE OF 1885 WITH NO TEARS AND FULL MARGINS. IT HAS AN ACQ. # OF B015-HGD AND A MDHR # OF MSA SC1399-661.

BIBLIGRAPHICAL REFS. : DAWSON, L.S., MEMOIRS OF HYDROGRAPHY INCLUDING BRIEF BIOGRAPHIES OF THE PRINCIPAL OFFICERS WHO HAVE SERVED IN H.M. NAVAL SURVEYING SERVICE BETWEEN THE YEARS 1750 AND 1885, PART 1, LONDON: CORNMARKET PRESS, 1969, 93-111; RICHIE, G.S., THE ADMIRALTY CHART, BRITISH HYDROGRAPHY IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY, LONDON: HOLLIS & CARTER, 1967, 281-187.

January 20, 1992


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