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MAP #: 384B6

CARTOGRAPHER : BRITISH ADMIRALTY [PUBLISHER]

DATE: 1884

SHORT TITLE : CHESAPEAKE BAY - UPPER PART

REMAINING TITLE & ID : (CENTER BOTTOM MARGIN). "CONTINUED UPON LOWER SHEET No. 355a (PRICE TWO & SIXPENCE EACH SHEET)" (BELOW TITLE). "DRAWN BY E.J. POWELL I.77. II.77. IV.77. VIII.77. III.79. VII.79. IV.81 II.82 VIII.82 IX.82 XII.82 IV.83 VIII.83" (LEFT BOTTOM MARGIN). "355b" (RIGHT BOTTOM MARGIN). SYMBOL OF THE HYDROGRAPHIC OFFICE WITH "PRICE TWO SHILLINGS" (TOP RIGHT CORNER). COMPASS ROSES (BOTTOM AND TOP CENTER AND IN THE NORTHERN DELMARVA PENINSULA). NAVIGATION LIGHTS ARE SHOWN IN RED WITH A YELLOW CIRCULAR BACKGROUND. "83" IN SCRIPT IS ON THE REVERSE SIDE (TOP RIGHT CORNER). THERE IS NO WATERMARK. THERE IS NO HEAVY NEAT LINE AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS SHEET WHERE IT JOINS NO. 355a TO COMPLETE THE BAY. LONGITUDE WEST FROM GREENWICH (TOP 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 (THE TWO SHEETS TOGETHER 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(2)
# 2 : MSA SC1399-608(1) (LOWER BAY SHEET)
HUNTINGFIELD ACQ. # 1 : B015-DIG
# 2 : B015-DIG (LOWER 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)
# 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 : 384B5 (LOWER BAY SHEET)
BEST INFO SOURCE : NO SOURCES FOUND.
DESCRIPTION : THIS DETAILED TWO SHEET CHART OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY, PUBLISHED BY THE BRITISH ADMIRALLTY, 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 NORTHERN HALF OF THE BAY NORTH OF ST. MARY'S. MAP # 384B5 COVERS THE SOUTHERN 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. : NONE FOUND.

March 17, 1992


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