Boston Harbor, Massachusetts


Boston Harbor, Massachusetts

Item Information

Title:
Boston Harbor, Massachusetts
Description:
The third edition of the Coast Survey's Boston Harbor chart was published in 1878. In general appearance, it resembled the first two editions. However, the number of landscape views in the third edition,has been reduced to three. Although the navigation aids were updated, the topographical information was not. For example, the filling of Back Bay, which would have been almost completed by this time, has not progressed any further than depicted on earlier editions. This copy of the chart was hand colored and bears several additional navigational notations, apparently made in 1895 by a pilot and previous owner, William S. Brown.
Contributor:
Bache, A. D. (Alexander Dallas), 1806-1867
Creator:
United States Coast Survey
Name on Item:
from a trigonometrical survey under the direction of A.D. Bache, superintendent of the Survey of the Coast of the United States
Date:
1878
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
Nautical charts--Massachusetts--Boston Harbor
Nautical charts--Massachusetts--Boston Bay
Boston Harbor (Mass.)--Navigation
Boston Bay (Mass.)--Navigation
Places:
MassachusettsBoston Harbor
Publisher:
[Washington, D.C.] : U.S. Coast Survey Office
Edition:
Ed. of 1878.
Notes:
Shows buoys with red and black ink.
Relief shown by hachures.
Depths shown by soundings and shading.
Oriented with north towards the upper left.
In upper right margin: Electrotype copy no. 12 by G. Mathiot, U.S.C.S.
Prime meridian: Massachusetts State House.
Includes sailing directions, tables of tides, lighthouses, and bottom types, and 3 coastal views.
In upper left margin: No. 337.
Plate no. 1184.
Extent:
1 map : hand col. ; 71 x 88 cm.
Scale:
Scale 1:40,000
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_001157
Call #:
G3762.B65P5 1878 .U5
Barcode:
39999052508189
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