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MAP #: 387U5

CARTOGRAPHER : UNITED STATES COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY

DATE: 1887

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

REMAINING TITLE & ID : TO CAPE HENRY (TOP LEFT CORNER). "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 SCALE 1/400,000. THIS EDITION SHOWS THE RESURVEY OF DELAWARE ENTRANCE AND ADDITIONAL OFF-SHORE HYDROGRAPHY. VERIFICATION OF HYDROGRAPHY BY LIEUT. COMDR. W.H. BROWNSON U.S.N., INSPECTOR OF HYDROGRAPHY. ISSUED NOVEMBER 1887 F.M. THORN SUPERINTENDENT. VERIFIED: B.A. COLONNA ASSISTANT IN CHARGE OF OFFICE. PRICE 50 CENTS" (BELOW TITLE). USC&GS STAMP (ABOVE TITLE). SCALES IN STATUTE MILES, NAUTICAL MILES AND KILOMETRES (BELOW PRIOR ITEM). DATA ON WEATHER SIGNAL STATIONS (UNDER SCALES). TABLE OF LIGHT HOUSES, LIGHT VESSELS, TABLE OF TIDES, SOUNDINGS, ABBREVIATIONS OF BOTTOMS, BUOYS AND LIFE SAVING STATIONS (LOWER RIGHT SIDE). "NO. 9 PRICE 50 CENTS" (LEFT TOP MARGIN). "PLATE NO. 1945" (CENTER TOP MARGIN). "ELECTROTYPE COPY NO. 3 U.S.C & G.S." (RIGHT TOP MARGIN). "PRINTED FEB 24 1892 (STAMPED IN LEFT BOTTOM MARGIN). "(CAPE MAY TO CAPE HENRY) U.S.C. & G.S. 9" (RIGHT BOTTOM MARGIN). COMPASS ROSES SHOWING VARIATION AND ANNUAL CHANGE (IN 3 POSITIONS ALONG THE COASTLINE). LONGITUDE FROM GREENWICH (TOP AND BOTTOM BORDERS). LATITUDE (RIGHT AND LEFT BORDERS).


DATE OF PUBLICATION : S1887?
PLACE OF PUBLICATION : WASHINGTON
PUBLISHER : U.S. COAST & GEODETIC SURVEY
LANGUAGE(S) : EN
SIZE (HEIGHT X WIDTH) : 78.0 X 96.6 CM. (BETWEEN NEAT LINES)
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 SC1399-483
HUNTINGFIELD ACQ. # 1 : A017-UFU
REGION CATEGORY : GENERAL CHART OF INTEREST TO A MD/CHESAPEAKE COLLECTION (3)
SPECIAL CATEGORY(IES) : U.S.C. & G.S. CHART (4)
# 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 BY DOTTED LINES.
: BOTTOM CONDITIONS ARE INDICATED.
CARTOUCHE : NONE (1)
BORDER : GEOGRAPHICALLY FUNCTIONAL (8)
PRIME MERIDIAN(S) : GREENWICH (1)
SEE ALSO MAP #s : -
BEST INFO SOURCE : NONE FOUND.
DESCRIPTION : THIS GENERAL COASTLINE CHART EXTENDS FROM SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY TO CURRATUCK, NORTH CAROLINA, AND INCLUDES THE MOUTH OF THE DELAWARE BAY AND THE CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM ITS ENTRANCE TO MOB JACK BAY. DETAILED HYDROGRAPHICAL AND TOPOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION IS PROVIDED. SOUNDINGS ARE INCLUDED PAST THE 100 FATHOM CURVE. NO SOURCE HAS YET BEEN FOUND ON THIS U.S.C.&G.S. CHART.

EDITION & STATE INFO : THE CHART SHOWS AN ORIGINAL ISSUE DATE OF 1887. HOWEVER, THE COMPASS ROSES SHOW VARIATION AS OF 1892, SO THIS MUST HAVE BEEN A LATER RELEASE OF THE CHART.

HFC OWNERSHIP DATA : THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION HAS A GOOD COPY OF THIS CHART, APPARENTLY PRINTED IN 1892, WITH SEVERAL MARGINAL TEARS WITH TWO EXTENDING UP PAST THE LONGITUDE READINGS ALONG THE BOTTOM. IT HAS AN ACQ. # OF A017-UFU AND A MDHR # OF MSA SC1399-483.

BIBLIGRAPHICAL REFS. : NONE YET FOUND.

March 28, 1992


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