Chesapeake Bay Potomac River to Pocomoke Sound 1859 U.S.C.S. old nautical chartBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Preliminary Chart of Chesapeake Bay from the Potomac River to the Entrance to Pocomoke Sound
(North America- United States- Nautical Chart- Maryland- Virginia- Sailing Directions- Lighthouses)
Printed 1859, Washington by U. S. Coast Survey under A.D. Bache
Original mid- 19th Century lithograph coast chart map.
Map has been expertly clean, lined and hand colored for a superior visual appearance and is scarce thus. Map retains blank margins all around as issued.
A detailed, scarce and interesting early nautical chart which could readily be collected on it's own merits, displayed or given as a present.
In lovely clean antiquarian condition, paper slightly brittle but mostly clean and sound overall, light minor age dustiness or light surface wear, small scattered spotting or age soiling as seen, original fold-lines as issued which have now been flattened, overall the map is visually attractive --
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An interesting antique printed map that any collector, dealer, institution or person of taste would be happy to own or display.
Sheet measures c. 38 1/2" W x 26 1/8" H.
Engraved area measures c. 37 5/8" W x 24 7/8" H.
Guthorn, United States Coastal Charts, p. 9, etc .