North Atlantic Ocean, West Indies


North Atlantic Ocean, West Indies

Item Information

Title:
North Atlantic Ocean, West Indies
Description:
Using the latest advances in modern technology for gathering depth soundings and generating automated cartography, this chart was prepared primarily for navigational purposes, testifying to sailors' continual quest for obtaining the most reliable information since the 16th century for navigating the treacherous waters of the Caribbean. It not only displays an extensive number of depth soundings throughout the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea, but it also displays undersea contour lines suggesting the topography of the ocean floor. The shallowest areas, adjacent to the islands and mainland, are colored blue emphasizing waters that should be traversed cautiously. In contrast to the colonial maps published from the 17th to 19th centuries, this modern chart demonstrates that by the end of the 20th century, none of the West Indian islands or the mainland territories remained colonial possessions. Most are now independent countries, while a few are self-governing administrative units of the original mother countries.
Creator:
Netherlands. Koninklijke Marine. Dienst der Hydrografie
Contributor:
United States. Defense Mapping Agency Hydrographic/Topographic Center
Name on Item:
produced by the Chief of Hydrography of the Netherlands
Date:
1993
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
Nautical charts--North Atlantic Ocean
West Indies--Maps
Caribbean Sea--Navigation
Mexico, Gulf of--Navigation
North Atlantic Ocean--Navigation
North Atlantic Ocean--Maps
Places:
West Indies
Atlantic Ocean
Mexico, Gulf of
Publisher:
Bethesda, MD : Defense Mapping Agency Hydrographic/Topographic Center
Edition:
3rd Ed., Dec. 25, 1993 (Correct through NM 52/93).
Notes:
Depths shown by soundings and isolines.
Relief shown by spot heights.
"Copyright 1993 by the United States Government."
"Depths in meters."
Featured in the Faces & Places Exhibit, Kravis Center, Palm Beach, FL, since 2005.
Extent:
1 map : col. ; 77 x 112 cm.
Scale:
Scale 1:4,250,000 (22⁰30ʹ)
Language:
English
Identifier:
05_04_000122
Barcode:
30000007463528
Terms of Use:
No known copyright restrictions.
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