Rhode Island Bristol Mount Hope Bay Nautical Chart 1862 US Coast surveyBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Preliminary Chart of Mount Hope Bay Rhode Island. under Bache & E. Blunt.
(U.S. Coast Survey- nautical chart- New England coast Atlantic- Bristol- Fall River)
Issued 1861-62, Washington, D.C. by U.S. Coast Survey. Mapping by Bache & E. Blunt. Lithographed by Knickerbocker, NY.
Fine mid-19th century coast chart issued by the U.S. Government during the Civil War. Scarce due to imprint date, much scarcer than nautical charts issued prior to and after the Civil War.
Light uniform paper age toning, slight wrinkling along right panel, 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. 24" x 18 3/4".
Printed area measures c. 18 7/8" x 15 1/2".
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.