Preliminary Chart of New York Bay and Harbor


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Place Published: Washington
Publisher: Government Printing Office
Date Published: 1857

Description: Sea chart. Uncolored engraving. Image measures 30.25 x 26.5".

Comments: This beautiful sea chart shows the waters around Manhattan, Staten Island and New Jersey leading out to the Atlantic Ocean. Produced by the U.S. Coast Survey, the chart includes extensive soundings and sailing directions, as well as substantial supplemental information. Below the title and scale are a note about measurement and two tables listing "Variations of the Magnetic Needle" and abbreviations used on the map. The upper right corner of the map features a table locating light houses and beacons and a table with information about the tides. The map is in very good condition and has been professionally conserved and lined. Alexander Dallas Bache (1806-1867) was an incredibly prolific surveyor, who worked as the superintendent of the United States Coast Survey, which was first established in 1807. Over the course of the 19th century, the survey worked closely with the U.S. Navy to produce sea charts of the country's waters that could serve scientific as well as military functions. This crisp and bright sea chart of the waters around New York City is a beautiful document of this historical effort.

Language: English
Type: Maps

Book ID: 243929

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By This Author: BACHE, A.D.
By This Publisher: Government Printing Office
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I usually receive my packages as soon as delivered. However, this one had quite a night outside in a snow storm. Thanks to the extra care in packaging and double layer of wrapping cardboard and plastic bag, the book survived in pristine condition.... It sat in a three foot snow drift pounded by snow plows, in minus 25Temps overnight and was discovered this afternoon, the top of the package peeking out of the drift. If not for the attention to packaging and packing materials, this book would have been destroyed. Please let the people who package our treasures know that they make a difference. Whether in person or mail order, you folks rock. Best wishes from the (damned) frozen Adirondacks... - E.E.
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