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MAP #: 377U6

CARTOGRAPHER : U.S. COAST SURVEY

DATE: 1877

SHORT TITLE : COAST CHART NO. 32 CHESAPEAKE BAY SHEET NO. 2

REMAINING TITLE & ID : RAPPAHANNOCK ENTRANCE MOBJACK BAY CHERRYSTONE INLET 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 & S.A. GILBERT ASSISTANTS TOPOGRAPHY BY J. SEIB G.D. WISE HULL ADAMS & J.W. DONN ASSISTS. & S.A. WASHINGTON SUB-ASSIST. HYDROGRAPHY BY THE PARTIES UNDER THE COMMAND OF LIEUTS. COMDG. J.J. ALMY B.F. SANDS & R. WAINWRIGHT U.S.N. & J.W. DONN ASSISTANTS AND C. FENDALL SUB-ASSIST. SCALE 1/80,000 PUBLISHED IN 1863 AIDS TO NAVIGATION CORRECTED TO 1886 (BOTTOM RIGHT CORNER). "THE TRIANGULATION WAS EXECUTED BETWEEN 1849 & 1851 THE TOPOGRAPHY...do...BETWEEN 1850 & 1870 THE HYDROGRAPHY...do...BETWEEN 1851 AND 1870"(BELOW TITLE DATA). SCALES IN KILOMETERS, STATUTE MILES, YARDS AND NAUTICAL MILES (BELOW PRIOR ENTRY). "ISSUED AUGUST 1877 CARLILE P. PATTERSON SUPERINTENDENT VERIFIED J.E. HILGARD ASSISTANT IN CHARGE OF OFFICE PRICE 50 CENTS" (RIGHT OF TITLE DATA). "NO. 132 PRICE 50 CENTS" (LEFT TOP MARGIN). "PLATE No. 1211" (CENTER TOP MARGIN). "REDd. DRng> BY J. WELCH W.M.C. FAIRFAX AND A STRAUSS (LEFT BOTTOM MARGIN). NOTE ON USE OF CORRECTED LONGITUDE (CENTER BOTTOM MARGIN). "ENGd. BY J. KNIGHT W. PHILLIPS AND W.A. THOMPSON (RIGHT BOTTOM MARGIN). CIRCULAR SYMBOL OF THE UNITED STATES COAST SURVEY (ABOVE TITLE). SAILING DIRECTIONS AND NOTES ON LIGHT HOUSES, TIDES, TIDAL CURRENTS, SOUNDINGS AND ABBREVIATIONS OF BOTTOMS (IN ONE COLUMN ON UPPER RIGHT SIDE). DIAGRAM OF SHEETS OF THE 6 SHEET SERIES (CENTER RIGHT). THE DARK NEAT LINES ARE MISSING AT THE TOP AND BOTTOM, WHERE THIS CHART JOINS WITH THE OTHERS IN THE SERIES. COMPASS ROSE (CENTER OF CHART). THE REVERSE SIDE IS BLANK. LONGITUDE WEST FROM GREENWICH (TOP AND BOTTOM BORDERS). LATITUDE (RIGHT AND LEFT BORDERS).


DATE OF PUBLICATION : R1877 (1859)
PLACE OF PUBLICATION : WASHINGTON
PUBLISHER : U.S. COAST SURVEY
LANGUAGE(S) : EN
SIZE (HEIGHT X WIDTH) : 61.9 X 96.0 CM.
SIZE - OTHER DATA : 71.8 X 104.6 CM. OM
SCALE - (RF) 1: : 80,000
SCALE - OTHER DATA : 6 STATUTE MILES = 12 CM.
LIB. OF CONGRESS # : -
Md. HALL OF RECORDS # 1 : MSA SC1399-702
# 2 : MSA SC1399-703 (ED.4 - LATER STATE)
# 3 : MSA SC1399-502 (PRELIMINARY ED. - ST.1)
# 4 : MSA SC1399-591 (PRELIMINARY ED. - ST.1)
# 5 : MSA SC1399-301 (REPRO - PRELIMINARY ED. - LATER STATE)
HUNTINGFIELD ACQ. # 1 : NOAA012-GIFT
# 2 : NOAA012-GIFT (ED.4 - LATER STATE)
# 3 : C015-DUD (PRELIMINARY ED. - ST.1)
# 4 : B016-DHU (PRELIMINARY ED. - ST.1)
# 5 : - (REPRO - PRELIMINARY ED. - LATER STATE)
REGION CATEGORY : DETAILED CHART OF PART OF THE MD/CHESAPEAKE AREA (2)
SPECIAL CATEGORY(IES) : U.S.C.S. MATERIAL (4)
: VIRGINIA MAP PRIMARILY (13)
# SHEETS TO MAP : 1 OF 6
MAP ORIENTATION : N IS AT THE TOP OF THE CHART.
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 (1)
SEE ALSO MAP #s : 359U3 (ED. 1, ST. 1), 377U7 (ED. 4, LATER STATE).
BEST INFO SOURCE : THE NOAA CHART HISTORY CARDS ARE THE BEST FOUND.
DESCRIPTION : THIS EXTREMELY DETAILED CHART IS THE SECOND FROM THE BAY ENTRANCE IN A SERIES OF SIX CHARTS COVERING THE ENTIRE BAY. THE SERIES IS 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. THE CHART IS BASED ON ONE ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN PRELIMINARY FORM IN THE USCS ANNUAL REPORT TO CONGRESS FOR THE YEAR 1859 AND IN FINAL FORM IN 1863. THE 1859 CHART WAS ENTITLED "PRELIMINARY CHART OF CHESAPEAKE BAY SHEET NO. 5 FROM THE ENTRANCE TO POCOMOKE SOUND TO THE MOUTH OF YORK RIVER." THE YEAR 1859 IS IN THE ACCOMPANYING TITLE DATA.

IN THIS 1877 VERSION, NUMEROUS CHANGES HAVE BEEN MADE. THE TOPOGRAPHY IS COMPLETE. THE SHOAL AREAS ARE SHADED. CONSIDERABLY MORE DETAIL IS SHOWN FOR THE INLETS AND RIVERS FLOWING INTO THE BAY THAN IN THE PRELIMINARY ISSUE, WHICH NECESSITATED MOVING ALL OF THE NOTES AND SAILING DIRECTIONS TO THE UPPER RIGHT. THE TITLE WAS CHANGED AS SHOWN IN THE TITLE DATA OF THIS REPORT. MARGINAL NOTES AS TO DRAWINGS AND ENGRAVING PERSONNEL ARE ADDED.

THE STATE OF THIS CHART IN THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION WAS ISSUED SOMETIME AFTER 1886, SINCE THE AIDS TO NAVIGATION WERE CORRECTED TO THAT DATE. THIS WAS THE FINAL EDITION (ALTHOUGH TWO ADDITIONAL PLATES WERE USED IN ITS LATER PRODUCTION) BEFORE IT WAS REPLACED BY CHART 1223 IN 1913. THERE MUST HAVE BEEN HEAVY USE OF THE CHART, SINCE THREE PLATES WERE USED FOR THIS EDITION AND SEVEN FOR THE CHART FOR ALL THE YEARS BEFORE 1913.

DATA IS FROM THE NOAA CHART HISTORY CARDS AND FROM OBSERVATION OF THE VARIOUS COPIES IN THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION.

EDITION & STATE INFO : THE NOAA CHART HISTORY CARDS LIST 4 EDITIONS OF THIS CHART # 132 BEFORE IT WAS REPLACED BY CHART # 1223 AROUND JUNE, 1913, WHEN A PHOTOLITH WAS MADE.

ED. 1 - PRELIMINARY ED. - STATE 1 - (1859) - THIS CHART WAS PUBLISHED AS CHART # 11 OF THE USCS ANNUAL REPORT TO CONGRESS FOR 1959 TO SHOW THE SURVEY'S PROGRESS. IT WAS PRELIMINARY IN THAT NEITHER THE TOPOGRAPHY NOR HYDROGRAPHY WERE COMPLETE AT THE TIME OF ITS PUBLICATION. THE PLATE NUMBER WAS 707. THE TITLE OF THIS CHART WAS "PRELIMINARY CHART OF CHESAPEAKE BAY SHEET NO. 5 FROM THE ENTRANCE TO POCOMOKE SOUND TO THE MOUTH OF YORK RIVER". SEE MAP # 359U3.

- ANOTHER STATE - (1859) - THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION HAS A PHOTOREPRODUCTION OF THE L.C. COPY OF THIS CHART, WHICH HAS THE SAILING DIRECTIONS BLOCK OF DATA AND TABLES IN THE TOP RIGHT CORNER AND HAS MORE OF THE TOPOGRAPHICAL DATA NORTH OF THE RAPPAHANNOCK RIVER FILLED IN. IT IS OBVIOUSLY A LATER, BUT STILL INCOMPLETE STATE.

ED. 2 - (1862) - TWO PLATES WERE USED DURING THE LIFE OF THIS EDITION, # 837 AND # 982.

ED. 3 - (1872) - THE DATA WAS REVISED AND UPDATED AND RELEASED ON PLATE # 717.

ED. 4 - STATE 1 -(1877) - THE DATA WAS REVISED AND UPDATED AND RELEASED ON PLATE 1211. THE TITLE READS "COAST CHART NO. 32 CHESAPEAKE BAY SHEET NO. 2 RAPPAHANNOCK ENTRANCE MOBJACK BAY CHERRYSTONE INLET." THE DATE 1863 IS IN THE TITLE. "ISSUED AUGUST 1877 CARLILE P. PATTERSON SUPERINTENDENT" (RIGHT OF TITLE DATA). DATE IS SHOWN IN THE BOTTOM MARGIN. IN THE CENTER TOP MARGIN IS "PLATE No. 1211". SAILING DIRECTIONS ARE IN THE TOP RIGHT CORNER. THE UNITED STATES COAST SURVEY SYMBOL IS ABOVE THE TITLE. THIS IS THE CHART DESCRIBED HEREIN.

- LATER STATE - (1877) - TWO ADDITIONAL PLATES WERE USED SOMETIME AFTER 1886 BEFORE THE CHART WAS SUPERSEDED, PLATES # 1854 AND # 2840, IN 1913. THE COPY IN THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION IS FROM PLATE 2840. "COAST CHART NO. 32" IS DELETED FROM THE TITLE AND THE USCS SYMBOL IS REPLACED BY THE CIRCULAR SYMBOL OF THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND LABOR. THE SAILING DIRECTIONS IN THE TOP RIGHT CORNER ARE DELETED. TO THE RIGHT OF THE TITLE DATA IT READS "PUBLISHED AT WASHINGTON, D.C. AUG. 1877; REISSUED MAY 1905 BY THE COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY O.H. TITTMANN, SUPERINTENDENT. THE DATES FOR THE TOPOGRAPHY ARE NOW BETWEEN 1850 AND 1908 AND FOR THE HYDROGRAPHY BETWEEN 1851 AND 1906. "CORRECTIONS FROM SURVEYS BY CORPS. OF ENGRS, U.S.A. TO APRIL 1908." IS ADDED ABOVE THE SCALES. "PLATE No. 2840" IS IN THE CENTER TOP MARGIN. "11 DEC. 12 FEB" IS IN THE LEFT BOTTOM MARGIN. "(CHESAPEAKE BAY, YORK RIVER TO POKOMOKE SOUND) C. & G. S. 132" IS IN THE RIGHT BOTTOM MARGIN. THE WRITING IN THE PRIOR STATE IN THE BOTTOM MARGIN IS DELETED. SEVERAL NEW AIDS TO NAVIGATION ARE SHOWN IN THE CENTER OF THE BAY OFF WOLF TRAP. SEE CHART # 377U7.

CHART 132 WAS CANCELLED ON 3/14/13 AND REPLACED BY CHART # 1223, ENTITLED CHESAPEAKE BAY - WOLF TRAP TO SMITH POINT. CHART # 1223 ALSO INCLUDED DATA FROM SUPERSEDED CHART 133. THE NEW CHART WAS REISSUED IN MANY EDITION AT LEAST THROUGH 1977, THE LAST ENTRY ON THE CHART HISTORY CARD. ON JULY 1, 1974, THE CHART NUMBER WAS CHANGED TO # 12225 WHEN THE NATIONAL OCEAN SURVEY CONVERTED TO A NEW NUMBERING SYSTEM. THE DEC. 6, 1975 RELEASE OF THAT CHART CONTAINED LORAN "C" LINES OF POSITION FOR THE FIRST TIME.

HFC OWNERSHIP DATA : THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION HAS A COPY ON HEAVY PAPER OF ED.4 - STATE 1, RESTRUCK FROM PLATE 1211 AROUND 1970. IT HAS AN ACQ. # OF NOAA012-GIFT AND A MDHR # OF MSA SC1399-702. THE COLLECTION CONTAINS A COPY ON HEAVY PAPER OF ED.4 - LATER STATE, RESTRUCK FROM PLATE 2840 AROUND 1970. IT HAS AN ACQ. # OF NOAA012-GIFT AND A MDHR # OF MSA SC1399-703. THE COLLECTION HAS TWO COPIES OF STATE 1 OF THIS PRELIMINARY CHART ON THIN PAPER WITH SOME BROWNING AT THE FOLDS. ONE COPY HAS SOME DARK STAINS AT THE INTERSECTIONS OF THE UPPER FOLDS. IT HAS AN ACQ. # OF B016-DHU AND A MDHR # OF MSA SC1399-591. THE SECOND COPY HAS AN ACQ. # OF C015-DUD AND A MDHR # OF MSA SC1399-502. THE COLLECTION HAS A FULL SIZE REPRODUCTION OF THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS COPY OF A LATER STATE OF THIS PRELIMINARY CHART WITH A MDHR # OF MSA SC1399-301(REPRO).

BIBLIGRAPHICAL REFS. : REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF THE COAST SURVEY SHOWING THE PROGRESS OF THE SURVEY DURING THE YEAR 1859, WASHINGTON: U.S. HOUSE OF REP. EX. DOC. NO. 41, 36th CONGRESS, 1st SESSION, 1860, 3, 7-8, 11-13, 15, 51-57, 110, 186, 191-195; NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION, CHART HISTORY CARDS, # 132 AND # 1223.

February 20, 1993


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