Plan of the Inner Harbor of Boston


Plan of the Inner Harbor of Boston

Item Information

Title:
Plan of the Inner Harbor of Boston
Description:
Published the same year as Edmund Blunt's small chart of Boston Harbor, this large-scale harbor chart was based on recent surveys conducted by the U.S. Coast Survey and showed considerably more detail for the inner harbor. The chart delineated the numerous wharves lining the shores of East Boston, Charlestown, the eastern side of Boston Proper, and South Boston. In addition, numerous soundings have been recorded for the harbor waters and four cross sections clearly show the location of the deepest channel.
Contributor:
Davis, Charles Henry, 1807-1877
Contributor:
Bache, A. D. (Alexander Dallas), 1806-1867
Contributor:
Whiting, H. L. (Henry Laurens)
Creator:
United States Coast Survey
Contributor:
J.H. Bufford's Lith
Name on Item:
executed by the U.S. Coast Survey for the Commissioners, appointed by a resolve of the Legislature passed Apr. 16, 1846 ; A.D. Bache, superintendent of the Survey of the Coast of the United States ; triangulation by C.O. Boutelle ; topography by H.L. Whiting ; hydrography under the direction of C.H. Davis, Liet. U.S. Navy
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:
Washington : [United States Coast Survey]
Notes:
Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings, contours and shading.
"Febr. 2nd, 1847."
Appears in: Massachusetts Senate document, no. 25, 1847.
"J.H. Bufford's Lithography, Boston."
Includes tide chart, text, buoys, bottom types, and 4 "cross sections" of Harbor depths. Scale [ca. 1:300].
Extent:
1 map ; 121 x 99 cm.
Scale:
Scale 1:5,000
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_001252
Barcode:
39999052508502
Terms of Use:
No known copyright restrictions.
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