Washington (DC): US Coast Survey, 1866. Very good b&w chart (thin paper) with folds as issued and very little foxing. The chart is dated 1864, but appeared in the 1866 report of the superintendent of the US Coast Survey, then Alexander Dallas Bache, great grandson of Benjamin Franklin. There are elaborate depth soundings present. Triangulation was by C.O. Boutelle, C.P. Bolles, A.W. Longfellow and Lieut. A.W. Evans. Topography ws by W.H. Dennis and C. Fendall. Hydrography was by the parties under the direction of C.O. Boutelle, W.S. Edwards and C. Fendall. The image measures 51 x 83 cm. . Very Good. Map.
Washington (DC): US Coast Survey, 1866. Very good, b&w (thin paper) chart with folds as issued, and very little foxing or browning. The image measures 97 x 70 cm. This California chart is in the vicinity of, and has depth soundings for San Francisco Bay . This chart indicates it was originally published in 1862, is the edition of 1865, but this appeared in 1866 report of the superintendent of the US Coast Survey. The superintendent was Alexander Dallas Bache, great grandson of Benjamin Franklin. There is very little inland detail, but rather elaborate depth soundings along this section of the western coastal USA.. Very Good. Map.
Washington (DC): US Coast Survey, 1866. Very good, b&w with folds as issued, and very little foxing and fold browning. Bodega Bay is just north of San Francisco, and named for Spanish explorer Don Juan Francisco de la Bodega. The chart is dated 1864, but is from the 1866 report of the superintendent of the US Coast Survey, then Alexander Dallas Bache, the great grandson of Benjamin Franklin. The chart has sailing directions, information on tides, and moderately detailed depth soundings. The image measures 42 x 33 cm. Triangulations are by G.A. Fairfield and G. Davidson. Topography is by A.F. Rodgers. Hydrography is by the party under Comdr. B.F. Sands. . Very Good. Map.
Washington (DC): US Coast Survey, 1866. Near fine but for small extra crease right upper corner due to being folded in book. B&W, with folds as issued, on thin paper. This chart shows the mouth of the Ohio River where it joins the Mississippi, at the border region of Illinois and Kentucky. Small plans of Mound City and Cairo are present, with a few major buildings (hospital, Naval depot, foundry) shown in the former. Branches of the Illinois Central Railroad are shown in both cities. This was "surveyed by the party of F.H. Gerdes...under orders of Rear Admiral D.D. Porter...Mississippi Squadron." The date on the chart is 1864, but it was included in the 1866 report of the superintendent of the Coast Survey, Alexander Dallas Bache, who was the great grandson of Benjamin Franklin. There are fairly detailed depth soundings of the Ohio River from this area. The number 31 is printed on the chart verso. The image measures 37 x 54 cm.. Very Good. Map.
Washington (DC): US Coast Survey, 1866. All four (thin paper) sheets, b&w with folds as issued, very good or better, with almost no browning or foxing. These are from the 1866 report of the Superintendent of the Coast Survey. Alexander Dallas Bache, then superintendent of the survey, was the great-grandson of Benjamin Franklin. These sheets are all dated 1864 on the charts themselves. All have elaborate depth soundings and sailing directions. The images range in size from 58 x 74 cm to 98 x 56 cm, with various topographers and hydrographers. The four sheets are: 1. From entrance to Piney Point; 2. From Piney Point to lower Cedar Point; 3. From lower Cedar Point to Indian Head; 4. From Indian Head to Georgetown. The sheets are numbered on verson 20-23. . Very Good. Map.
Washington (DC): US Coast Survey, 1866. Both sheets (thin paper), very good or better, b&w with folds as issued. These were issued as part of the 1866 report of the Superintendent of the Coast Survey. Alexander Dallas Bache, then superintendent of the survey, was the great grandson of Benjamin Franklin. Both images measure approximately 52 x 41 cm. These sheets show specific regions within Mississippi. Sheet 1 is labeled Rodney, St. Joseph, Bruinsburg. Sheet 2 is labeled Grand Gulf, Turner's Pt., New Carthage. These are sheets 29 and 30 from the report, with printed numbering both recto and verso. Both sheets are dated 1864, although they appeared in the 1866 report. Both sheets indicate: Reconnaissance for the use of the Mississippi squadron Rear Admiral D. D. Porter.... Very Good. Map.
Washington (DC): US Coast Survey, 1866. Very good, b&w, folds as issued, few foxed spots, one or two separations at folds (no images loss). These are from the 1864 Report of the Superintendent of the Coast Survey, published in 1866. The three sheets are: 1. lower sheet--San Francisco to San Diego...1853 corrected to 1864 (16 small coastal views including entrance to San Francisco Bay/Alcatraz, Moro Rock, Catalina Harbor and more) 2. middle sheet--From San Francisco t Umpquah River...1854 corrected to 1864 (12 coastal views including entrance to San Francisco Bay, Cape Mendocino, and more) 3. northern sheet--From Umpquah River to the Boundary (8 views, including entrance to Columbia River). The lower sheet image is 55 x 56 cm (21.5 x 22 inches); the other two images are 62 x 54 cm (24.5 x 21.25 inches). Details "By the Hydrographic Party under the Command of Lieut. James Alden...Geographical Positions by G. Davidson..." Scale 1:200,00. An uncommon complete set in this condition. Elaborate sailing directions. Ref: Guthorn, United States Coastal Charts, pp 200-203 (partial reference to a portion of an earlier set). .
Washington (DC): US Coast Survey, 1866. Very good, thin paper, b&w as issued, folds as issued, few small wormholes to lower crease without major image loss, minimal fold browning. The area runs from Cape Ann in the northeast corner, southwestward to the mouth of Green Harbor River. Elaborate depth soundings present. Many small city/town plans in coastal environs of Boston (no street names). Table of light houses, variations of the magnetic needle. Triangulation by C.O. Boutelle and Capt. T.J. Cram. Topography by H.L. Whiting, J.B. Gluck, A.M. Harrison and R.M. Bache. Hydrography...under the command of Liets. COmdg. C.H. Davis, C.H. McBlair, H.S. Stellwagen, C.R.P. Rodgers and W.G. Temple. Scale 1:80,000. This is an increasingly uncommon chart. The image measures approximately 77 x 97 cm (30 x 38 inches). . Very Good. Map.
Washington (DC): US Coast Survey, 1866. Near fine, b&w, thin paper, with folds as issued, from the 1864 Report of the Superintendent of the Coast Survey, published in 1866. Bache was a grandson of Benjamin Franklin. The image measures 42 x 32 cm (16.5 x 12. 5 inches), with many depth soundings, and tabular summaries of soundings and tides. Topography by W. M. Boyce, H.L. Whiting, and A.M. Hanson; Hydrography by H. Mitchell. This is not commonly seen. "12" in print on verso of chart. Scale 1:20,000.. Near Fine. Map.
Washington (DC): US Coast Survey, 1866. Near fine set of all 3 sheets (sheets 13-15 numbered on verso), folds as issued, thin paper, almost no browning, b&w as issued, of this landmark survey of Long Island Sound. This set is from the 1855 survey, published in the 1864 Report of the Superintendent of the Coast Survey, issued in 1866 (ref: see Guthorn, United States Coastal Charts, p. 65). The 3 sheets are: 1. Eastern Part of Long Island Sound...under the direction of F.R. Hassler...second edition 1855 (Engs. S. SIebert, A. Rolle, J. Knight & W. Smith) 2. Middle Part of Long Island Sound...published in 1855 [small coastal views of New Haven and Saybrook light-houses] 3. Long Island SOund (Western Sheet)...published 1855 [small coastal views of Eaton's NEck, Sands Point, Captain's I., Old Field Point, and Stratford Point light-houses; inset upper left of "Continuation from Throg's Neck to the City of New York."] Detailed depth soundings on all sheets, with sailing directions and dangers noted. Each image measures approximately 63 x 88 cm (24.75 x 34.5 inches). Finding a full set in this condition is increasingly unusual. Scale 1:80,000.. Second Edition. Near Fine. Map.
Amsterdam: I(oshue) Ottens, 1667. A more complete title for this copper-plate etching with two views is: Afbeeldingh van de stadt en revier van Rochester, Chetham, etc. Aerdigh na 't leven geteeckent door W. Schellinks van de zuydt-west syde, waer in klaer vertoont wert de victorieuse uytwerckingh van de oorlochs vloot der ... Staten Generael ... voorgevallen op den 19, 20, 21, 22, en 23 Iunii 1667. uytgegeven by I.Ottens tot Amsterdam. [Daaronder:] Het eylandt Shepey en 't fort Shirenasse verovert ende geplondert op den 20 en 21 Juny 1667. Very good, heavy paper, fold at center (with lesser right sided vertical crease) b&w (as issued) detailed and decorative engraving of this late stage following the Dutch attack at Medway, led by Dutch Lieutenant Admiral Michiel de Ruyter, under the supervision of Dutch politician, the Grand Pensionary of Holland Johan de Witt. Of those online entries for this pair of engravings, all I have found are attributable to publisher N. Visscher, and this is the only one seen with the engraved attribution to Ottens. The two images measure 40 x 50 cm (together), with margins close.This is quite a striking piece representing this segment of Dutch and English military conflict and history. Ref: Landwehr, R. de H. the etcher p.55; F.M. 2256; Atlas v.Stolk 2358. Samuel Pepys (1633-1703) was clerk of the English Navy Board during the Second Dutch War, and his papers on this conflict have been published, calling England "mad for war" at the time. . First Edition Thus. View (Engraved).
Boston: A. Meisel, Lith., 1870. VG, with folds as issued, thin paper, some fold browning, a couple of small spot separations at fold junctures with no significant image loss. This is a full sized (73 x 101 cm) lighographic facsimile (reproduction) image of the Des Barres harbor chart. The sailing directions are not present, as with HNS (Henry Newton Stevens) 96C, which can be seen at the National Maritime Museum's online catalog of Des Barres charts. The town of Dorchester and other settlements have been removed at the upper left, with fortifications added. This was one of the charts in Des Barres "Atlantic Neptune," where no two atlas issues are identical. The NMM site has images of all the 1775 (and later) engraved variants. On this facsimile, "reproduced in 1870, A. Meisel, Lith." appears just below the left lower marginal neatline; "publish'd according to Act of Parilament by J.F.W. Des Barres Esq. August 5, 1775." appears just below right lower marginal neatline. "References" table in upper right. Scale ca. 1:25,000.This is quite a nice reproduction, uncommon in its own right. . First Edition Thus. Very Good. Map.
Washington (DC): Cornellius Wendell (Printers), 1856. B&W, VG w/minimal fold browning. Includes description of sandbars in Appomattox River. From the "Report of the Superintendent of the Coast Survey, Showing the Progress of the Survey During the Year 1855." 66x75cm..
London: Edward Stanford, 1901. VG+ 40 panel linen backed chart, quite striking, with original color. A single right sided fold separation (in an area of text) has been repaired verso with clear archival tape. Channel Islands clearly shown. The updates to 1901 are on printed sheets attached to verso, per the publisher. The case for this folding chart is in VG condition,, with some rubbing to edges. The map has various details of weather, magnetic bearings and distances, lighhouses, channel dangers. There is a nice diagram of the system of buoyage. The full image measures 21x43 inches, and would be very handsome if framed. (General Reference: National Maritime Museum of Britain, Lockyer Collection, Dated 1900-1915. Lockyer commanded the battleship HMS Implacable in the Mediterranean and Adriatic Seas during World War I, and saw action with the ship during the Dardanelles campaign in early 1915.) .
US Government Printing Office, 1891. B&W as issued, map bound into book in 2 parts, divided midway east-west (i.e. north and south map segments). If sheets were joined, the full image would measure 18.5x26 inches. This is a rather detailed route map for this ship, issued in conjunction with the fisheries report, with Nova Scotia, Sable Island, Bay of Fundy, Gulf of Maine and more. .
Beverley Tucker Public Printer, Washington (DC), 1855. B&W, VG w/minimal browning. Elaborate depth soundings and area of "Main Ship Channel" are indicated. Also extends out to Snake and Sea Horse Keys. From the "Report of the Superintendent of the Coast Survey, Showing the Progress of the Survey During the Year 1854." 59x46cm..
London: James Imray & Son (89 & 102 Minories), 1876. Enormous rolled blue-back chart from this prominent publisher. This is oriented more west to east, given the configuration of the Irish Channel (St. George's Channel). As always, loaded with detail. Generally very good, with 1 small tear mid channel, not seriously affecting image. Details include elaborate depth soundings throughout, the 'Lights on Coast of Scotland' and a detail list of bearings. Insets include the Firth of Clyde, Belfast Lough, Douglas Bay, North Rocks & c., Carlingford Lough, Lough Foyle, South Coast of Man (complete island on map image), Milford Haven, Lundy Island, Tuskar Bocks & c. , Holyhead Bay. Belfast Bay is part of the main map region. This chart measures 74x40 inches. Imray's firm was a descendent of that of John Hamilton Moore. Imray produced charts on a smaller scale than the admiralty charts, and apparently fishermen and yachtsmen found these "Bluebacks" more convenient for a number of reasons (needed fewer charts than with the Admiralty charts). See Robinson's "Marine Cartography in Britain" and Fisher's "The Makers of the Blueback Charts.".
Edmund and George W. Blunt, NY (54 Water-Street, Corner of Maiden-Lane), 1827. B&W, G due to some browning and staining with mild foxing. Image is reasonably clear, with the Reef of the Gallician, Island of Sacrifices, Green Island, Whitish Island shown. The river and bay of Vergara is indicated, along with a larger depiction of the city of Veracruz. From the 11th ed. of "The American Coast Pilot: Containing the Courses and Distances... on the Coast of North and South America:... Moderate depth soundings apparent. Fifteen pages of original applicable text are included. 1 9.5x28cm..
Paris: Chez L'Auteur (Ozanne; Rue St. Thomas du Louvre), 1762. Large 8vo, later vellum spine with cloth boards, complete with all 50 engraved, b&w, numbered plates (some are actually text, in French), plus the engraved title and dedication (Le Duc De Choiseui) pages. Endpapers intact, with very little browning and foxing, with heavy laid paper. There are some very small and uniformly spaced pinholes in the left margin, from the old threaded binding. The plates are quite attractive, with their own explanatory texts on the page. This 'textbook' was produced in 1762, six years after he had been appointed Dessinateur de la Marine. He is known for his many maritime drawings (ports, naval battles, construction- like the current plates which show ships, battle formations and views). Ozanne was something of a child prodigy draughtsman, as by age 10 he was working at the Brest arsenal. Many of his original drawings are housed in Paris, at the Musee de la Marine, and the Cabinet des Dessins (Louvre). (Reference for our title: Polak 7234; Reference for Ozanne: see online entry at artnet.com). . Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Washington DC: James Steedman, Printer, 1858. VG, b&w as issued, folds as issued, with fragile crease folds (few early separations). Moderatley detailed chart of Hampton Roads environs, with Willoughby's Bay and Craney Island Flats.This is from the 1857 (published 1858) "Report of the Superintendent of the Coast Survey, Showing the Progress of the Survey in the Year 1857". The image of the whole sheet measures 21x19 inches..