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Preliminary Chart of Hudson River Sheet No. 2 From Haverstraw to Poughkeepsie New York
Washington: Government Printing Office, 1861. unbound. Sea chart. Uncolored engraving. Image measures 38.75 x 17.25". Simple nautical chart or maritime map depicts the Hudson River from Haverstraw and Croton north as far as Poughkeepsie as it was in 1861. Includes Peekskill, West Point, Newburgh, and several other towns along the Hudson. The chart notes depth soundings throughout to help navigate the waters. Harbors, creeks, lighthouses, and other topographical features are also noted. This map was issued by the U.S. Coast Survey under the supervision of A. D. Bache, Superintendent. Triangulation by E. Blunt and topography by F. H. Gerdes and J. Mechan. This map is in good condition with minor foxing. Minor edge wear. Lined with original linen. Alexander Dallas Bache (1806-1867) was an incredibly prolific surveyor, who worked as the superintendent of the United States Coast Survey, which was first established in 1807. Over the course of the 19th century, the survey worked closely with the U.S. Navy to produce sea charts of the country's waters that could serve scientific as well as military functions.
Bookseller: Argosy Book Store, ABAA, ILAB [New York, NY, U.S.A.]

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