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MAP #: 404WA.04

CARTOGRAPHER : WAGNER, LIEUT. FRED. H.

DATE: 1904

SHORT TITLE : CHESAPEAKE BAY.

REMAINING TITLE & ID : LIEUT. FRED. H. WAGNER. (NO CARTOUCHE, UPPER CENTER). "IV." (TOP RIGHT CORNER). MAP IS A BLUEPRINT REPRODUCTION, POSSIBLY BASED ON A SHORELINE SKETCH FROM THE U.S.C.G.S, WITH NO TOPOGRAPHY OR SOUNDINGS. THERE IS NO NEAT LINE. THE REVERSE SIDE IS BLANK. LONGITUDE FROM GREENWICH (TOP OF MAP). LATITUDE (RIGHT SIDE OF MAP).


DATE OF PUBLICATION : S1904
PLACE OF PUBLICATION : BALTIMORE
PUBLISHER : MANUSCRIPT PUBLICATION
LANGUAGE(S) : EN
SIZE (HEIGHT X WIDTH) : 32.5 X 21.0 CM. (PAGE SIZE)
SIZE - OTHER DATA : 33.0 X 45.0 CM. OM (BOOK OPEN)
SCALE - (RF) 1: : 197,000 (APPROXIMATE, BASED ON LATITUDE)
LIB. OF CONGRESS # : -
Md. HALL OF RECORDS # 1 : MSA SC1399-534(5)
HUNTINGFIELD ACQ. # 1 : A025-LGQ*
REGION CATEGORY : DETAILED MAP OF PART OF THE MD/CHESAPEAKE AREA (2)
SPECIAL CATEGORY(IES) :
# SHEETS TO MAP : 1
MAP ORIENTATION : N IS AT THE TOP OF THE MAP.
RELIEF SHOWN ? : NO
HYDROGRAPHIC DATA : NAVIGATION MARKERS SHOWN.
CARTOUCHE : NONE (1)
BORDER : NONE (1)
PRIME MERIDIAN(S) : GREENWICH (1)
SEE ALSO MAP #s : 404WA.01-404WA.07
BEST INFO SOURCE : NONE FOUND
DESCRIPTION : THIS IS THE FOURTH OF SEVERAL CHARTS SHOWING NAVIGATIONAL COURSES FROM BALTIMORE TO CAPE HENRY. THIS CHART IV COVERS THE AREA FROM THE GREAT WICOMICO RIVER TO SOUTH OF WOLF TRAP LIGHT. IT IS CONTAINED IN A TYPEWRITTEN BUT BOUND HANDBOOK DONE BY LIEUTENANT FRED H. WAGNER, NAVIGATING OFFICER & CHIEF ENGINEER, NAVAL BRIGADE, M.N.G., BALTIMORE, MD. IN 1904. THIS HANDBOOK IS THE TYPE PREPARED BY EACH NAVAL OFFICER AT THE TURN ON THE CENTURY. IT PRINTS QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ON EVERY PHASE OF NAVAL OPERATIONS. THE SECOND HALF OF THE BOOK CONCENTRATES ON NAVIGATION, THE OFFICER'S SPECIALTY.

THE CHART SHOWS BUOYS, GIVES DISTANCES BETWEEN THE PLOTTED COURSE AND THE NAVIGATION AIDS AND SHOWS THE COURSE TO BE STEERED. PAGES 59-61 OF THE HANDBOOK GIVE DETAILED INFORMATION ON THE VARIOUS LIGHTS AND BUOYS PASSED ON THIS CHART, INCLUDING FOG BELLS AND LIGHT INTERVALS.

SINCE THE HANDBOOK WAS TYPEWRITTEN, IT WAS NOT PUBLISHED AND MUST BE CONSIDERED A MANUSCRIPT DOCUMENT. DATA IS BASED ON AN EXAMINATION OF THE COPY IN THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION.

EDITION & STATE INFO : THIS IS A MANUSCRIPT DOCUMENT AND, WHILE THE MAP IS A BLUEPRINT, IT CONTAINS MANUSCRIPT WRITING THAN HAS BEEN REPRODUCED AND IS UNLIKELY TO HAVE BEEN RELEASED IN ANOTHER STATE.

HFC OWNERSHIP DATA : THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION HAS THE HANDBOOK IN GOOD CONDITION, EXCEPT FOR THE COVER, WHICH IS WORN BUT NOT DETACHED. THE MAP IS IN GOOD CONDITION. IT HAS AN ACQ. # OF A025-LGQ* AND A MDHR # OF MSA SC1399-534(5).

BIBLIGRAPHICAL REFS. : NONE YET FOUND.

March 28, 1992


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