Georgia coast Romerly Marshes Wassaw Refuge Savannah 1855 antique nautical mapAntiqueMapsPrints.com
U.S. Coast Survey
A.D. Bache Supdt.
Reconnaissance of Romerly Marshes
Issued Washington, D.C., 1855 by USCS, U.S. Government. Engraved by W. Ogilvie.
Triangulation by A. W. Longfellow under command of Lt. JN Maffitt.
Lovely antique engraved map and nautical chart. navigational notes at top left including notes on tides. Coastal interior topography shown, endless sounding depths.
In entirely acceptable condition. A chart most often encountered on thhis rice-like paper, with separations. This example much better, light touches of browning along fold lines, otherwsie entirely sound sheet, paper still moderately supple. minor light surface age wear and toning as typical, some faint minor foxing in the blank margins, overall the image is clean, well preserved and very attractive.
Original ample margins all around, extra wide along top left as issued for inset tab placement.
Original fold lines as issued.
Sheet measures c. 31 1/2" x 19"
Engraved area measures c. 28" x 16"
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers , vol. 3, p. 347