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MAP #: 362U9

CARTOGRAPHER : UNITED STATES COAST SURVEY

DATE: 1862

SHORT TITLE : COAST CHART NO. 33 CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM CHOPTANK RIVER

REMAINING TITLE & ID : TO POTOMAC RIVER 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 J.E. HILGARD J.S. WILLIAMS AND R.D. CUTTS ASSISTANTS TOPOGRAPHY BY J.J.S. HASSLER G.D. WISE R.D. CUTTS ASSTS. J. SEIB & S.A. WAINWRIGHT SUB-ASSTS. & H.L. WHITING ASST. HYDROGRAPHY BY THE PARTIES UNDER THE COMMAND OF LIEUTS. COMDG. W.P. McARTHUR S.P. LEE AND J.J. ALMY U.S.N. ASSISTANTS PUBLISHED IN 1862 SCALE 1/80,000 (RIGHT OF CENTER AT TOP). "No. 19" (LEFT TOP MARGIN). "PRESENTED UNDER AUTHORITY OF AN ACT OF CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES OF JUNE 3d. 1844 AND BY DIRECTION OF THE TREASURY DEPARTMENT A.D. BACHE SUPERINTENDENT COAST SURVEY" (CENTER, TOP MARGIN). "ELECTROTYPE COPY NO. 3 BY G. MATHIOT U.S.C.S." (RIGHT TOP MARGIN). "REDd. DRng. BY M.J. McCLERY ASSIST. J.J. RICKETTS & L. KARCHER" (LEFT BOTTOM MARGIN). "ENGd. BY J. ENTHOFFER J. KNIGHT & H.S. BARNARD" (RIGHT BOTTOM MARGIN). SCALES IN STATUTE MILES, YARDS AND NAUTICAL MILES (BELOW TITLE). SYMBOL OF COAST SURVEY OFFICE, WITH "VERIFIED", SIGNED BY J.E. HILGARD "ASSIST. COAST SURVEY IN CHARGE OF OFFICE." (LEFT OF SCALES). INSET ENTITLED "CHESAPEAKE BAY DIAGRAM OF SHEETS" (BOTTOM LEFT CORNER, 9 X 4.9 CM.). "SOUNDINGS" NOTES AND TABLE OF "ABBREVIATIONS OF BOTTOMS" (TOP LEFT CORNER). "SAILING DIRECTIONS", TABLES AND/OR NOTES ON "LIGHT HOUSES", "LIGHT VESSEL", "TIDAL CURRENTS", "TIDES", AND "MAGNETIC VARIATION" (LEFT SIDE, FROM CENTER TO ABOVE INSET). COMPASS ROSES (TOP LEFT, UNDER ABBREVIATIONS, CENTER BOTTOM AND RIGHT, BELOW CENTER). HEAVY NEAT LINE IS ONLY ON THE RIGHT, LEFT AND BOTTOM. THE REVERSE SIDE IS BLANK. LONGITUDE WEST FROM N.Y. CITY HALL (TOP AND BOTTOM BORDERS) AND FROM GREENWICH (BOTTOM BORDER). LATITUDE (RIGHT AND LEFT BORDERS).


DATE OF PUBLICATION : R1862 (1857)
PLACE OF PUBLICATION : WASHINGTON
PUBLISHER : U.S. COAST SURVEY
LANGUAGE(S) : EN
SIZE (HEIGHT X WIDTH) : 75.8 X 95.8 CM.
SIZE - OTHER DATA : 79.5 X 100.6 CM. OM
SCALE - (RF) 1: : 80,000
SCALE - OTHER DATA : 6 STATUTE MILES = 12 CM.
LIB. OF CONGRESS # : -
Md. HALL OF RECORDS # 1 : MSA SC1399-511
# 2 : MSA SC1399-634
# 3 : MSA SC1399-673 (1857 ED.)
# 4 : MSA SC1399-300 (REPRO - 1857 ED.)
# 5 : MSA SC1399-505 (1859 ED. ST. 1 - CHART SHEET 4)
# 6 : MSA SC1399-568 (1859 ED. ST. 1 - CHART SHEET 4)
# 7 : MSA SC1399-308 (REPRO - 1859 ED. ST. 2 - CHART SHEET 4)
# 8 : MSA SC1399-704 (1866 ED - CHART SHEET 3)
HUNTINGFIELD ACQ. # 1 : C015-2U1
# 2 : B014-HT
# 3 : AS012-DND (1857 ED.)
# 4 : -
# 5 : C015-DUD (1859 ED. ST. 1 - CHART SHEET 4)
# 6 : B016-DHU (1859 ED. ST. 1 - CHART SHEET 4)
# 7 : -
# 8 : NOAA012-GIFT (1866 - CHART SHEET 3)
REGION CATEGORY : DETAILED CHART OF PART OF THE MD/CHESAPEAKE AREA (2)
SPECIAL CATEGORY(IES) : U.S.C.S. CHART (4)
# SHEETS TO MAP : 1 OF 6
MAP ORIENTATION : N IS AT THE TOP OF THE MAP.
RELIEF SHOWN ? : YES
HYDROGRAPHIC DATA : SOUNDINGS ARE SHOWN IN FEET AND FATHOMS.
: SHOALS ARE SHOWN BY SHADING.
: BOTTOM CONDITIONS ARE INDICATED.
CARTOUCHE : NONE (1)
BORDER : GEOGRAPHICALLY FUNCTIONAL (8)
PRIME MERIDIAN(S) : GREENWICH AND NEW YORK (9)
SEE ALSO MAP #s : 357U4, 359U1, 359U2.
BEST INFO SOURCE : THE USCS ANNUAL REPORT AND THE NOAA CHART HISTORY CARDS.
DESCRIPTION : THIS EXTREMELY DETAILED SEA CHART IS SHEET 3 OF A 6 SHEET SERIES COVERING THE ENTIRE BAY. THIS SERIES REPRESENTS THE MOST COMPLETE CHARTING OF THE BAY IN TERMS OF HYDROGRAPHY AND TOPOGRAPHY DONE UP TO THE TIME OF ITS COMPLETION AND IS BASED ON EXTENSIVE TRIANGULATION OF THE WHOLE AREA, WHICH HAD NOT BEEN DONE BEFORE. IT GIVES TOPOGRAPHICAL DATA ON THE NECKS AND COASTAL LANDS ADJACENT TO THE CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM THE MOUTH OF THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER IN THE NORTH TO THE MOUTH OF THE POTOMAC RIVER IN THE SOUTH. THIS CHART SHOWS LOCATION OF HOUSES AND BUILDINGS, TYPE TERRAIN, DIRECTION IN WHICH CROPS ARE PLANTED, FARM ROADS, RAILROADS, ETC. HYDROGRAPHIC INFORMATION INCLUDES SOUNDINGS IN FEET UP TO 18, THEN IN FATHOMS. IT HAS VERY WIDESPREAD INDICATIONS OF THE CONDITION OF THE BOTTOM AND HAS SHOALS MARKED BY DOTTED LINES. BUOYS AND CHANNEL COURSES ARE DRAWN. THERE ARE EXTENSIVE SAILING DIRECTIONS AND TABLES OF HYDROGRAPHIC AND OTHER INFORMATION. IN SHORT, THIS CHART SUMMARIZES THE VERY BEST DATA AVAILABLE FROM THE ONGOING COAST SURVEY WORK AT THE TIME. APPARENTLY THIS CHART WAS COMPLETED IN 1862 WITH ADDITIONS AND CORRECTIONS TO AN EARLIER PRELIMINARY VERSION, BUT WAS NOT ISSUED TO THE PUBLIC UNTIL THE REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF THE COAST SURVEY SHOWING THE PROGRESS OF THE SURVEY DURING THE YEAR 1864 RELEASED IN 1866. CHARTS THOUGHT TO BE HELPFUL TO THE SOUTH IN THE CIVIL WAR WERE NOT RELEASED UNTIL THE END OF THE WAR.

SEVEN PLATES OF THIS CHART WERE RELEASED IN 8 STATES UNTIL THE CHART WAS SUPERSEDED BY CHART # 1224 IN JULY, 1913.

DATA IS FROM THE USCS ANNUAL REPORT FOR 1862 AND THE NOAA CHART HISTORY CARDS.

EDITION & STATE INFO : ACCORDING TO THE NOAA CHART HISTORY CARDS, THERE WERE 7 DIFFERENT PLATES OF THIS CHART IN 8 STATES, INCLUDING THE PRELIMINARY EDITION, UNTIL IT WAS SUPERSEDED BY CHART 1224 IN JULY, 1913.

ED. 1 - PRELIMINARY ED. - (1857) - THIS WAS THE UNFINISHED VERSION OF THE CHART, PUBLISHED IN THE USCS 1857 ANNUAL REPORT. NEITHER THE TOPOGRAPHY NOR THE HYDROGRAPAHY WAS COMPLETE AT THE TIME. IT WAS ON PLATE # 551-2. THE TITLE IS "PRELIMINARY CHART OF CHESAPEAKE BAY SHEET NO. 3 FROM THE MOUTH OF THE HUDSON RIVER TO THE MOUTH OF THE POTOMAC RIVER". IN THE TOP RIGHT CORNER IS THE LEGEND "ELECTROTYPE COPY NO. 1..." THERE IS NOTHING IN THE CENTER TOP MARGIN. THE ENGRAVER'S STATEMENT IS MISSING. THE SCALES ARE BELOW THE NOTES IN THE BOTTOM LEFT AND THE "REDd. DRng." LEGEND IS MISSING FROM THE LEFT BOTTOM. THERE IS NO DIAGRAM OF SHEETS. THE SHOAL AREAS ARE NOT YET SHADED. SEE CHART # 357U4.

ED. 2 - (1862) - THE TITLE WAS CHANGED TO COAST CHART NO. 33 CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM CHOPTANK RIVER TO POTOMAC RIVER. THE PLATE NUMBER OF THIS EDITION WAS # 994. THIS IS THE CHART DESCRIBED HEREIN.

ED. 3 - (1872) - THE PLATE # OF THIS EDITION WAS # 909.

ED. 4 - (1877) - THE DATA WAS REVISED AND REISSUED ON A NEW PLATE # 1227 IN JUNE, 1877.

ED. 5 - STATE 1 - (1895) - THE DATA WAS REVISED AND REISSUED ON A NEW PLATE # 1992 IN NOVEMBER, 1895.

- STATE 2 - (1896) - THE SAME PLATE WAS REWORKED AND THE CHART REPUBLISHED IN JANUARY, 1896.

ED. 6 - (1896) - A NEW PLATE # 2471 WAS DONE AND THE CHART WAS RELEASED IN MARCH, 1896.

ED. 7 - (1905) - A NEW PLATE # 2924 WAS DONE AND THE CHART WAS RELEASED IN MAY, 1905.

THIS CHART WAS SUPERSEDED BY CHART # 1224, WHICH WAS FIRST ISSUED IN JULY, 1913. CHART # 134 WAS CANCELLED 8/18/13. MANY EDITIONS OF CHART # 1224 WERE PUBLISHED IN MULTIPLE PRINTINGS. ON JULY 1, 1974, THE CHART NUMBER WAS CHANGED TO # 12230, WHEN THE NATIONAL OCEAN SURVEY CONVERTED TO A NEW NUMBERING SYSTEM. IN AUGUST, 1975, LORAN "C" LINES OF POSITION WERE ADDED. LORAN C RATE 9960 WAS ADDED ON NOVEMBER 11, 1978 AND THE 1983 NORTH AMERICAN DATUM WAS ADDED WITH EDITION 45 OF DECEMBER 12, 1987.

DATA IS FROM THE NOAA CHART HISTORY CARDS, # 134 AND # 1224.

HFC OWNERSHIP DATA : THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION HAS TWO COPIES OF THIS 1862 EDITION. ONE IS A POOR COPY ON THIN PAPER WITH SOME BROWNING AT THE FOLDS. SOME SECTIONS WERE DETACHED, BUT REATTACHED WITH STRENGTHENING ON THE BACK. THE NUMBER "19" IS STAMPED ON THE REVERSE SIDE. IT HAS AN ACQ. # OF C015-2U1 AND A MDHR # OF MSA SC1399-511. THE COLLECTION ALSO HAS A SECOND COPY ON THIN PAPER WITH CONSIDERABLE BROWNING AT THE FOLDS AND SOME SEPARATION IN THE LOWER LEFT. IT HAS AN ACQ. # OF B014-HT AND A MDHR # OF MSA SC1399-634. THE COLLECTION HAS A COPY IN FAIR CONDITION WITH SLIGHT BROWNING AT THE FOLDS AND SOME SEPARATION AT THE TOP FOLD OF THE 1857 PRELIMINARY EDITION WITH AN ACQ. # OF AS012-DND AND A MDHR # OF MSA SC1399-NLI. THE COLLECTION HAS A FULL SIZE REPRODUCTION OF THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS COPY, WITH A MDHR # OF MSA SC1399-300 (REPRO) AND A COPY ON HEAVY PAPER OF ED. 2 OF SHEET 3 (RENUMBERED), RESTRUCK FROM PLATE 1030 AROUND 1970. IT HAS AN ACQ. # OF NOAA012-GIFT AND A MDHR # OF MSA SC1399-704.

BIBLIGRAPHICAL REFS. : U.S. COAST SURVEY, REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF THE COAST SURVEY SHOWING THE PROGRESS OF THE SURVEY DURING THE YEAR 1862, H.R. EX. DOC. # 70, 37th CONGRESS, 3d. SESSION, WASHINGTON: U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, 1864, 38, 139, 141, 148; 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. # 15, 38th CONGRESS, 2d. SESSION, WASHINGTON: U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, 1866, 5, 102; NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION, CHART HISTORY CARDS, # 134 AND # 1224.

February 24, 1993


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