Original large-format 1850 blueback nautical chart of the coast of North Carolina between Cape Hatteras and Cape Fear, published by E. There are shoreline details, soundings in fathoms, bottom conditions, and two compass roses. The map labels the westerly limits of the Gulf Stream, and North is oriented to the right. The overall image area measures a generous 67 x 95 cm [25½" x 37½"], and there are six insets. Cape Fear River from its mouth to Smithville.The Bar & Roads of Occracock. The chart is backed with a heavy blue paper, and the edges have neatly-stitched linen trim. Scattered pencil notations and headings marked by a mariner sailing off the coast of the Outer Banks in the summer of 1861, early in the Civil War, add a special note of interest. Ships of the Union Navy were active in the area at that time, particularly in the vicinity of Ocracoke Inlet and Portsmouth. Among the Union ships in the vicinity at that time were the USS Pawnee , USS Fanny , and USS Susquehenna. There were also Confederate privateers, blockade runners, schooners, brigs, and other ships active in these waters at the time. Please see the scans, which include a view of the reverse side, and feel free to ask any questions. Chart makers Edmund and George William Blunt compiled and published navigational books and nautical maps during the mid-19th century.
Their office was located at 179 Water Street, "corner of Burling Slip, " New York City. The Blunts were among the earliest surveyors of the U. Coast line, in many instances preceding the official surveys of the young government. Their blueback nautical charts are rare on the market, and this one has the added significance of markings by a mariner sailing off the coast of Cape Hatteras during the Civil War.It is an original , authentic antique map, not a reproduction or modern reprint, and it is fully guaranteed to be genuine. Powered by SixBit's eCommerce Solution. The item "Original 1850 Blunt Blueback Nautical Chart CAPE HATTERAS North Carolina Coast" is in sale since Tuesday, February 19, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\North America Maps". The seller is "new_world_maps" and is located in Lake Worth, Florida.
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