Gulf of Maine New England 1879 Nautical Chart US Coast survey MA NH MEBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Gulf of Maine Current Stations.
(New England Gulf of Maine U.S. Coast Survey- nautical chart- Massachusetts- New Hampshire- Maine- Cape Cod- nantucket- Boston- Portsmouth- Portland)
Issued 1879, Washington, D.C. by U.S. Coast Survey. Lithographed with outstanding hand color. Printed on sturdy bond paper vastly superior to normal lithographic paper more frequently encountered on charts of this era.
Fine mid-19th century coast chart issued by the U.S. Government.
Original fold lines, remaining clean - a pleasing and well preserved example, much nicer than typical for large folding paper charts of this era. Video clearly shows the condition much better than words.
Sheet measures c. 17 5/8" x 19".
Printed area measures c. 15" x 14 1/4".
Burchard, Publications of U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey, pp. 34-6.
Guthorn, U.S. Coastal Charts 1783-1861, pp. 17-22
Library of Congress, Map division example.