Baye de Chesapeake en 4 feuilles avec les bas fonds, passes, entrées, sondes et routes ou l'on donne les parties navigables des rivieres Patowmack, Patapsco, et Nord-Est


Baye de Chesapeake en 4 feuilles avec les bas fonds, passes, entrées, sondes et routes ou l'on donne les parties navigables des rivieres Patowmack, Patapsco, et Nord-Est

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Title:
Baye de Chesapeake en 4 feuilles avec les bas fonds, passes, entrées, sondes et routes ou l'on donne les parties navigables des rivieres Patowmack, Patapsco, et Nord-Est : d'après les dessins de navigateurs experimentés, principalt. d'après A. Smith, pilot de St. Marys ; comparé avec les nouvelles levées de Virginie et Maryland ; publié à Londres en Juillet 1776 ; traduit de l'Anglais
Description:
Produced for the French Navy, the rare chart displayed here was the best available chart of this region for the time, and was used by all naval forces involved in combat during the American Revolutionary War. The information on this very detailed chart was based primarily on the work of American Anthony Smith, a local Chesapeake Bay pilot of St. Mary's County. The chart was consulted by Admiral de Grasse in his victory over the British off the Chesapeake Capes on September 5, 1781.
Creator:
Smith, Anthony, pilot of St. Marys
Publisher:
Le Rouge, Georges-Louis
Date:
1778
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Richard H. Brown Revolutionary War Map Collection
Collection (local):
Richard H. Brown Revolutionary War Map Collection
Subjects:
Nautical charts--Chesapeake Bay (Md. and Va.)--Early works to 1800
Chesapeake Bay (Md. and Va.)--Maps--Early works to 1800
Places:
Chesapeake Bay
Publisher:
Paris : Chèz Le Rouge
Notes:
French edition of Anthony Smith's New and accurate chart of the Bay of Chesapeake.
Oriented with north to the right.
Depth shown by soundings.
Includes notes, observations, and distance charts.
Inset: Plan de Herring Baye en Maryland.
In French.
Extent:
1 map on 4 sheets : joined into 2 sheets ; 91 x 124 cm., sheets 55 x 145 cm.
Scale:
Scale [ca. 1:227,000]
Language:
French
Identifier:
06_01_009620
Terms of Use:
No known copyright restrictions.
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