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Jed[ediah] Hotchkiss, Top. Engineer, Staunton, Virginia, THIRTY FIVE MILES AROUND RICHMOND, VA. Washington, D.C. and Richmond, Va.: C[asimir] Bohn, 1867.

Terrific Jedediah Hotchkiss map of Richmond and surroundings

A rare 1867 map of Richmond, Virginia and surroundings by Jedediah Hotchkiss, formerly mapmaker to Generals Stonewall Jackson and Lee. Beginning with McLellan’s abortive Peninsula Campaign of 1862, the Confederate capital at Richmond was of course a primary target of the Union, both for war planners and in the mind of the general public. A […]

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Drawn by H. Lindenkohl / Cha[rle]s G. Krebs Lith., HISTORICAL SKETCH OF THE REBELLION. Washington: U. S. Coast Survey, ca July 20 1863.

Rare Civil War persuasive map making the case for the Anaconda Plan

A scarce and unusual 1863 persuasive map by the U.S. Coast Survey showing the progress of the Union’s so-called ” Anaconda Plan ” for winning the Civil War. As war with the Confederacy loomed in early 1861, Union leadership under General Winfield Scott drew up what came to be known as the Anaconda Plan. This […]

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Joseph Enthoffer, [Collection of texts and engravings for the teaching of topographical drawing.] New York and Washington, D.C.: 1869-mid/late 1870s.

Rare collection of materials for teaching topographical drawing to future engineers

A rare gathering of materials for the teaching of topographical drawing to civil and military engineers. By Joseph Enthoffer (1818-1909), an Austrian-born and -trained copper-plate craftsman who became one of the U.S. Coast Survey’s most valued engravers. Enthoffer began his career with positions at the Imperial Austrian Military Geographical Institute and the Imperial Russian Topographical […]

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Chart of South Carolina-Georgia coast, rushed into print for the Civil War?

A trove of information, this chart includes immensely detailed soundings; navigational hazards; navigational aids such as lighthouses and light ships; and sailing directions. Also provided is detailed topographical and cartographical information on the adjacent coastal regions, at times extending well inland. An earlier version of this chart printed on thin paper were bound in the Report […]

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James Abbott McNeill Whistler, etcher, et al. Sketch of ANACAPA ISLAND IN SANTA BARBARA CHANNEL. Washington D.C.: United States Coast Survey, 1854.

Copper plate for James Whistler’s first published etching

An important original copper plate etched in part by James McNeill Whistler, one of two etchings undertaken during his brief employment at the U. S. Coast Survey, and the first of his etchings ever published. The plate depicts Anacapa Island, a mass of volcanic rock off the coast of southern California. James Abbott McNeill Whistler […]

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C.P. Patterson, Superintendent, et al, SALEM HARBOR MASSACHUSETTS.[Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey, 1875.

Fine chart of Salem Harbor by the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey

A hugely informative 1875 navigation chart of Salem Harbor issued by the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey, in a rarely-found issue on heavy chart paper.  The U.S. Coast Survey (later the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey) published its first chart of Salem Harbor and surroundings in 1855. Offered here is an updated edition on the […]

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C[harles] O[tis] Boutelle / Heliotype Printing Co., U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey J. E. Hilgard, Supdt. West Island And Vicinity Buzzard’s Bay Mass. Surveyed in 1845 … Copied from the Original in Archives of the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey Office for Mr. Horace S. Crowell, 27 State St. Boston, Mass. Boston: [Horace Crowell?], [ca. 1885].

1885 real estate promotional map for West Island on Buzzard’s Bay

An unrecorded map of West Island and Sconticut Neck on Buzzards Bay, based on an earlier chart by the U.S. Coast Survey and privately printed around 1885 for real estate magnate Horace S. Crowell. This intriguing map depicts the area around Sconticut Neck and West Island, located on Buzzards Bay a few miles southeast of […]

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