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Survey'd by Captain John Gascoigne / Engrav'd by Jefferys & Faden, Geographers to the King, A PLAN OF PORT ROYAL IN SOUTH CAROLINA. London, [1776?].

Key Revolutionary-era chart of the South Carolina coast

One of the finest charts of the southern coastline available to British mariners during the Revolution. The 25 miles of coast from Georgia’s Savannah River to Port Royal Sound, North Carolina was of great strategic import, encompassing as it did the superb harbor at Port Royal and the approaches to the city of Savannah. At […]

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Major James D[uncan] Graham, U.S. Topographical Engineers, A Map of The Extremity of Cape Cod Including the Townships of Provincetown, Truro with A Chart of Their Sea Coast and of Cape Cod Harbour, State of Massachusetts. Washington, D.C., 1836.

Mammoth 1836 map of Provincetown and Outer Cape Cod

A remarkably detailed chart of the waters around Truro and Provincetown on the outer reaches of Cape Cod, by one of America’s great topographical engineers of the 19th century. This mammoth chart is based on extensive surveys conducted by the Topographical Engineers in 1833-35, “to aid in the projection of the works for the military […]

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[Henry Southwood], A New and Correct CHART of the Coast of NEW FOUNDLAND from Cape Raze to Cape Bonavista, With Chebucto Harbour in NOVA SCOTIA Done from the latest Observations. [London:] W. & I. Mount & T. Page [i.e., William Mount, John Mount & Thomas Page], [1753, or later].

Newfoundland’s Avalon Peninsula, from The English Pilot. The Fourth Book

Uncommon English chart of the Avalon Peninsula at the south-eastern corner of Newfoundland, based on surveys performed by the English hydrographer Henry Southwood in the 1670s. Henry Southwood is the most significant figure in the mapping of Newfoundland prior to Captain James Cook in the 1750s. For all that, remarkably little is known about him. […]

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Rare chart of the Maine Coast first published in 1791 by John Norman

18th-century chart of the Maine coast by John Norman

A rare chart of the Maine coast from the American Pilot, published in Boston by John Norman and one of the earliest atlases published in the United States. Chart of the Coast of America from Wood Island to Good Harbour was engraved and first published in Boston in 1791 by John Norman, the most notable of that town’s […]

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Fielding Lucas, Jr. / Engraved by John and William W. Warr / [Sold by] Hagger & Brother, A Chart of the CHESAPEAKE AND DELAWARE Bays. Baltimore: Fielding Lucas, Jr., [1832] / copyright 1852 / 1862.

Impressive 1862 chart of Chesapeake and Delaware Bays by Fielding Lucas

A scarce and very appealing chart of the Chesapeake and Delaware Bays, with coverage upstream to Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, and well up the Rappahanock, York and James Rivers. Soundings extend along the eastern shore into the lower Chester River, Eastern Bay, the mouth of the Choptank, and Tangier Sound, and the entrances to both […]

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[Cyprian Southack?], A Correct Map of the Coast OF NEW ENGLAND. London, [1731/1749-1773].

Cyprian Southack’s Correct Map of the Coast of New England

An important chart of New England waters by Cyprian Southack, one of Colonial America’s most colorful early figures.  A Correct Map of the Coast of New England depicts the northeast coast from Sandy Hook to the southern edge of Cape Breton.  Intended as a working chart, it provides much information on soundings, banks and shoals, […]

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Thomas Wheeler chart of Plymouth Bay Massachusetts from The Atlantic Neptune.

Plymouth Bay, Massachusetts from the Atlantic Neptune

A landmark in the mapping of Massachusetts, being the first large-scale chart of Plymouth Bay and environs. This chart depicts the waters of Plymouth Bay, with its distinctive geography marked by two long barrier beaches. The hydrographic data includes tidal data and soundings along the channels into Plymouth and the Jones and Duxbury Rivers. The […]

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1776 J.F.W. Des Barres chart of Newburyport to Cape Elizabeth

A nice example of what was for its time the finest chart of the coasts of New Hampshire and southern Maine. It was issued in 1776 in The Atlantic Neptune, an atlas of the East Coast used by British captains during the Revolution. The charts were so respected that they remained in use for decades, often […]

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