Boston Harbour


Boston Harbour

Item Information

Title:
Boston Harbour : from the survey of A.S. Wadsworth, Esq., U.S.N. and the chart of Des Barres
Title (alt.):
Boston Harbor
Description:
Although published in 1847, this chart of Boston Harbor was based on much earlier surveys - a U.S. Navy survey of 1817 and British surveys from the Revolutionary War period. The American Coast Pilot, in which the chart appeared, was first published in 1796 by Edmund March Blunt of Newburyport. He and his sons published 21 editions of the Pilot up to 1861. This commercially published guide became a standard navigational aid for American coastal waters during the first half of the 19th century, when it was replaced by federally-funded charts produced by the U.S. Coast Survey.
Creator:
Blunt, Edmund, 1799-1866
Engraver:
Hooker, W.
Name on Item:
drawn by E. Blunt ; W. Hooker, engraver
Date:
1847
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Private Collection
Collection (local):
MapArt Collection
Subjects:
Nautical charts--Massachusetts--Boston Harbor
Boston Harbor (Mass.)--Maps
Places:
MassachusettsBoston Harbor
Publisher:
New York : E. & G.W. Blunt
Notes:
Depths shown by soundings.
Relief shown by hachures.
"Engraved for The American Coast Pilot. 15th Ed."
Extent:
1 chart ; 21 x 26 cm.
Scale:
Scale not given
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_001243
Barcode:
39999052508593
Terms of Use:
No known copyright restrictions.
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