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MAP #: 384B5

CARTOGRAPHER : BRITISH ADMIRALTY [PUBLISHER]

DATE: 1884

SHORT TITLE : CHESAPEAKE BAY

REMAINING TITLE & ID : FROM THE UNITED STATES COAST SURVEY 1859 WITH ADDITIONS AND CORRECTIONS TO 1870.THE TOPOGRAPHY MADE UP FROM BLUNT'S MAP COMPILED FROM OFFICIAL SOURCES AND PUBLISHED IN 1861 (BOTTOM RIGHT CORNER). "CONTINUED UPON A SECOND SHEET No. 355b" (CENTER TOP MARGIN OF THIS SHEET). "DRAWN BY EDWd. J. POWELL VII.72. IX.72. II.73. IV.74. VIII.75. VII.76. II.77. X.78. II.79. X.79. XII.79. IV.80. XI.80. I.81. VI.81. VIII.81 XII.81 IV.82 XII.82 VI.83 VIII.83 IV. 84" (LEFT BOTTOM MARGIN). "ENGRAVED BY J. & C. WALKER [?] 355a" (RIGHT BOTTOM MARGIN). "LONDON, PUBLISHED AT THE ADMIRALTY 31st. OCTr. 1861; UNDER THE SUPERINTENDENCE OF CAPt. WASHINGTON R.N: F.R.S. HYDROGRAPHER. ADDITIONS JULY 1862. DEC. 1863. SEPTr. 64. MAY 66. NOVr. 66. APRIL 71 SOLD BY J.D. POTTER AGENT FOR THE ADMIRALTY CHARTS, 31 POULTRY & 11 KING STREET TOWER HILL." (CENTER BOTTOM MARGIN). SYMBOL OF HYDROGRAPHIC OFFICE WITH "PRICE TWO SHILLINGS (EACH SHEET)" (ABOVE TITLE). "NORTH AMERICA EAST COAST" (BELOW HYDROGRAPHIC OFFICE SYMBOL). TABLE OF DATA ON TIDES, WATER RISE, ETC., NOTES ON BUOY SYMBOLS, ABBREVIATIONS USED IN THE BOTTOMS, SOUNDINGS AND "MAGNETIC VARIATION 1883 - INCREASING ABOUT 3' ANNUALLY.", SCALE OF 10 SEA MILES AND "NATURAL SCALE 1/253,000" (BELOW TITLE). "NOTE CHESAPEAKE BAY IS PUBLISHED BY THE ADMIRALTY UPON SIX SHEETS, SCALE ABOUT 9/10 OF AN INCH TO A SEA MILE, No. 2843 a,b,c,d,e, AND f. PRICE 1s/6d EACH. A PLAN OF HAMPTON ROADS AND ELIZABETH RIVER IS ALSO PUBLISHED UPON A SCALE OF 1.78 IN. TO A SEA MILE, No. 2818 PRICE 1s/6d." (ABOVE HYDROGRAPHIC OFFICE SYMBOL). COMPASS ROSES (BELOW PRIOR ENTRY AND ABOVE CENTER). NAVIGATION LIGHTS ARE SHOWN IN RED WITH A YELLOW CIRCULAR BACKGROUND. "82" IN SCRIPT IS WRITTEN ON THE REVERSE SIDE (TOP RIGHT CORNER). THERE IS NO WATERMARK. THERE IS NO HEAVY NEAT LINE AT THE TOP OF THIS SHEET WHERE IT JOINS NO. 355b TO COMPLETE THE BAY. LONGITUDE WEST FROM GREENWICH (BOTTOM BORDER). LATITUDE (RIGHT AND LEFT BORDERS).


DATE OF PUBLICATION : R1884 (1861)
PLACE OF PUBLICATION : LONDON
PUBLISHER : BRITISH ADMIRALTY
LANGUAGE(S) : EN
SIZE (HEIGHT X WIDTH) : 64.4 X 79.5 CM. (THIS SHEET)
SIZE - OTHER DATA : ? X ? CM. OM (2 SHEETS COMBINED ARE 128.8 X 79.5 CM)
SCALE - (RF) 1: : 253,000
SCALE - OTHER DATA : 10 SEA MILES = 7.15 CM.
LIB. OF CONGRESS # : -
Md. HALL OF RECORDS # 1 : MSA SC1399-608(1)
# 2 : MSA SC1399-608(2) (UPPER BAY SHEET)
HUNTINGFIELD ACQ. # 1 : B015-DIG
# 2 : B015-DIG (UPPER BAY SHEET)
REGION CATEGORY : CHART ON WHICH THE MD/CHESAPEAKE AREA IS ONE MAIN FOCUS (1)
SPECIAL CATEGORY(IES) : U.S.C.S TYPE CHART (4)
: VIRGINIA CHART PRIMARILY (13) (THIS SHEET ONLY)
# SHEETS TO MAP : 2
MAP ORIENTATION : N IS AT THE TOP OF THE MAP
RELIEF SHOWN ? : NO
HYDROGRAPHIC DATA : SOUNDINGS ARE SHOWN IN FEET.
: SHOALS ARE SHOWN BY DOTTED LINES.
: BOTTOM CONDITIONS ARE INDICATED.
CARTOUCHE : NONE (1)
BORDER : GEOGRAPHICALLY FUNCTIONAL (8)
PRIME MERIDIAN(S) : GREENWICH (1)
SEE ALSO MAP #s : 384B6 (UPPER BAY SHEET)
BEST INFO SOURCE : NONE FOUND.
DESCRIPTION : THIS DETAILED TWO SHEET CHART OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY, PUBLISHED BY THE BRITISH ADMIRALTY, IS BASED ON THE U.S. COAST SURVEY SIX SHEET CHART OF 1859, WITH TOPOGRAPHY FROM EDMUND BLUNT'S CHART OF 1861. THE NOTES ARE CONFUSING WITH REGARD TO THE ADDITIONS AND CORRECTIONS. THE TITLE BLOCK INDICATES THAT IT WAS CORRECTED THROUGH 1870. THE DATE IN THE BOTTOM MARGIN SUGGESTS APRIL, 1871, BUT THE NOTE ON MAGNETIC VARIATION INDICATES DATA THROUGH 1883. THIS SHEET COVERS THE SOUTHERN HALF OF THE BAY SOUTH OF ST. MARY'S. MAP # 384B6 COVERS THE NORTHERN PART OF THE BAY.

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

EDITION & STATE INFO : THE EXPLANATORY NOTES ON THE CHART SUGGEST THAT IT WAS FREQUENTLY REPUBLISHED, WITH ADDITIONS AND CORRECTIONS FROM 1861 THROUGH AT LEAST 1884.

HFC OWNERSHIP DATA : THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION HAS AN EXCELLENT COPY OF BOTH SHEETS OF THIS CHART AS DESCRIBED ON HEAVY PAPER. BOTH SHEETS HAVE AN ACQ. # OF B015-DIG AND MDHR #S OF MSA SC1399-608(1) [LOWER BAY SHEET] AND MSA SC1399-608(2) [UPPER BAY SHEET].

BIBLIGRAPHICAL REFS. : NO REFERENCES WERE FOUND.

March 17, 1992


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