Moos-A-Bec maine coast 1879 Nautical chart old map coloredBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Moos-A-Bec Reach Maine
(Nautical chart- Atlantic Coast- USCGS- Maine)
Issued Washington, D.C., 1879 by U.S. Coast Survey.
Lithographed with outstanding detail and excellent hand color.
Excellent example of this scarce 19th century nautical coast chart.
Beautifully detailed, with endless sounding depths, small islands, coastal terrain, inlets, etc.
With lovely detailed full hand color, a genuinely superior visual example.
Printed on a much sturdier "onion-skin" or bond type paper, unlike most 19th century Government nautical charts which were printed on a thin tissue paper. As always found on these 1879 Government lithographed charts, a tiny pin-hole in each of the four corners (all but invisible) used by the lithographer to secure the sheet down for printing.
Original fold lines as issued.
Sheet measures c. 15" H x 22" W.
Printed area measures c. 13" H x 20 1/2" W.
Guthorn, United States Coastal Charts, pp. 17-22.
Burchard, Catalogue of the Publications Issued by the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey 1816-1912.