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MAP #: 362U3

CARTOGRAPHER : UNITED STATES COAST SURVEY

DATE: 1862

SHORT TITLE : GENERAL CHART OF THE COAST NO. IV FROM CAPE MAY

REMAINING TITLE & ID : TO CAPE HENRY 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 PUBLISHED IN 1862 A.D. BACHE SUPERINTENDENT SCALE 1/400,000 (TOP LEFT CORNER). "NO. 14" (LEFT TOP MARGIN). "LITH. OF C. KNICKERBOCKER, ALBANY, N.Y." (LEFT BOTTOM MARGIN). SCALES IN STATUTE AND NAUTICAL MILES (BELOW TITLE). NOTES ON WHO DID THE TRIANGULATION, TOPOGRAPHY AND HYDROGRAPHY AND WHEN IT WAS DONE (UNDER SCALES). SYMBOL OF COAST SURVEY OFFICE, WITH "VERIFIED" AND SIGNED BY J.E. HILGARD "ASSIST. COAST SURVEY IN CHARGE OF OFFICE." (LEFT OF AND ABOVE SCALES). TABLES AND/OR NOTES ON "LIGHT HOUSES AND BEACONS", "LIGHT VESSELS", "TIDES", "MAGNETIC VARIATION", "SOUNDINGS", AND "ABBREVIATIONS OF BOTTOMS" (LOWER HALF OF RIGHT SIDE). COMPASS ROSES (THREE, FROM LOWER LEFT TO UPPER RIGHT IN OCEAN AREA). LONGITUDE FROM GREENWICH (TOP AND BOTTOM BORDERS). LATITUDE (RIGHT AND LEFT BORDERS).


DATE OF PUBLICATION : S1862
PLACE OF PUBLICATION : WASHINGTON
PUBLISHER : U.S. COAST SURVEY
LANGUAGE(S) : EN
SIZE (HEIGHT X WIDTH) : 68.7 X 82.0 CM.
SIZE - OTHER DATA : ? X ? CM. OM
SCALE - (RF) 1: : 400,000
SCALE - OTHER DATA : 30 STATUTE MILES = 12 CM.
LIB. OF CONGRESS # : -
Md. HALL OF RECORDS # 1 : MSA SC1399-574
HUNTINGFIELD ACQ. # 1 : C015-2U1
REGION CATEGORY : DETAILED MAP OF PART OF THE MD/CHESAPEAKE AREA (2)
SPECIAL CATEGORY(IES) : USCS CHART (4)
: VIRGINIA CHART 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 IN SHADING.
: BOTTOM CONDITIONS ARE INDICATED.
CARTOUCHE : NONE (1)
BORDER : GEOGRAPHICALLY FUNCTIONAL (8)
PRIME MERIDIAN(S) : GREENWICH (1)
SEE ALSO MAP #s : -
BEST INFO SOURCE : THE 1863 USCS ANNUAL REPORT TO CONGRESS IS THE ONLY ONE FOUND.
DESCRIPTION : THIS PRELIMINARY USCS CHART COVERS THE COASTLINE FROM CAPE MAY, NEW JERSEY TO SOUTH OF CAPE HENRY, VIRGINIA. IT INCLUDES ALL THE MARYLAND AND DELAWARE OCEAN FRONT AND PART OF THE HAMPTON ROADS AREA. THERE IS LITTLE TOPOGRAPHICAL DETAIL. SOUNDINGS AND BOTTOM CONDITIONS ARE DENSELY NOTED FOR 15 NAUTICAL MILES FROM THE COAST, THEN ARE SCATTERED.

DATA IS FROM OBSERVATION OF THE COPY IN THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION.

EDITION & STATE INFO : THE 1863 USCS ANNUAL REPORT INDICATES THAT THIS CHART IN PRELIMINARY FORM WAS BEING ENGRAVED IN THAT YEAR, SO THIS PRESUMABLY ALSO INDICATES THAT THIS 1862 RELEASE IS ALSO A PRINTING OF THE PRELIMINARY CHART.

HFC OWNERSHIP DATA : THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION HAS A FAIR COPY ON THIN PAPER WITH SOME BROWNING AT THE FOLDS. THE INTERSECTIONS OF THE FOLDS HAVE BEEN STRENGTHENED. "14" IS STAMPED ON THE REVERSE SIDE. IT HAS AN ACQ. # OF C015-2U1 AND A MDHR # OF MSA SC1399-574.

BIBLIGRAPHICAL REFS. : U.S. COAST SURVEY, REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF THE COAST SURVEY, SHOWING THE PROGRESS OF THE SURVEY DURING THE YEAR 1863, H.R. EX. DOC. NO. 11, 38TH CONGRESS, 1ST SESSION, WASHINGTON: U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, 1864, 6, 36, 127, 131.

December 31, 1991


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