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Antique Nautical Charts and Ephemera

Portolan nautical chartsCreated by: PICRYLDated: 2017
West-Indische paskaert waer in de graden der breedde over weder zijden vande middellijn wassende so vergrooten dat die geproportioneert sijn tegen hunne nevenstaende graden der lengde. vertonende behalve Europaes zuydelijcste alle de seekusten van Africa en America, begrepen in 't Octroy bij de H.M.H. Staten Generael der vereenigde Nederl. verleent aende Generale West Indische Compagnie.
The word portolan comes from the Italian adjective portolano, meaning "related to ports or harbors", or "a collection of sailing directions". Portolan charts are maps based on compass directions and estimated distances observed by the pilots at sea. They were first made in the 13th century in Italy, and later in Spain and Portugal where they considered to be state secrets. The English and Dutch found the description of Atlantic and Indian coastlines extremely valuable for their raiding, and later trading, ships.
The oldest survived portolan is the Carta Pisana, dating from approximately 1296 and the oldest preserved Majorcan Portolan chart is the one made by Angelino Dulcert who produced a portolan in 1339.
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[Portolan chart of the Mediterranean Sea ca. 1320-1350 : manuscript chart of the Mediterranean and Black seas on vellum].

[Portolan chart of the Mediterranean Sea ca. 1320-1350 : manuscript ch...

Anonymous nautical chart in portolan style probably drawn in Genoa. Covers Mediterranean Sea from the Balearic Islands to the Levantine coast; also covers western part of Black Sea. Oldest original cartographic... more

Asiento present hordenat a payon les responsions dels pezos e mezures : delahun boch al altre de tots los presents bochs nnomenats los quals son cap e regiment de la mercadoria hordenat : [Mediterraneo e Europa] /

Asiento present hordenat a payon les responsions dels pezos e mezures ...

Diagrammatic map of weights and measures in use in 27 Mediterranean and European seaports. Oriented with north to the right. Each port city is represented by a vignette of a prominent local tower and the vignet... more

[Portolan chart of the Mediterranean, the Black Sea, and the coasts of Europe and northwest Africa].

[Portolan chart of the Mediterranean, the Black Sea, and the coasts of...

Portolan chart with seaport names given for all coastlines. Title devised by cataloguer. Contains 4 compass roses in a circle centered in Italy to the north of Rome and half of a fifth on the trimmed center lef... more

[Portolan chart of the Mediterranean and connecting seas].

[Portolan chart of the Mediterranean and connecting seas].

Portolan chart with seaport names given for all coastlines. Does not cover Black Sea. Title devised by cataloguer. Oriented with north to the right (indicated by fleurs-de-lys). Contains 11 compass roses in a c... more

[Portolan chart of the Mediterranean and Black Seas with the west coast of Spain and Portugal] /

[Portolan chart of the Mediterranean and Black Seas with the west coas...

Portolan chart with seaport names given for all coastlines. Title devised by cataloguer. Fragmentary signature on upper right portion leading into neck reads "Io Placid...". Oriented with north to the right (in... more

Descripsion des costs, pts., rades, illes de la Nouuele France faict selon son vray méridien : avec la déclinaison de la ment de plussieurs endrois selon que le sieur de Castes le franc le démontre en son liure de la mécométrie de l'emnt. /

Descripsion des costs, pts., rades, illes de la Nouuele France faict s...

Shows coast of North America from western Nova Scotia to Cape Cod. Relief shown pictorially. Gift; Henry Harrisse; 1910. Pen-and-ink with green wash. Vellum chart collection, no. 15. LC Nautical charts on vellu... more

[A portolan chart of the Atlantic Ocean and adjacent continents].

[A portolan chart of the Atlantic Ocean and adjacent continents].

Also shows the southeast Pacific Ocean, the southwest Indian Ocean, as well as the continents of South America, Africa, Europe, and portions of North America and Asia. Relief shown pictorially. Title supplied b... more

West-Indische paskaert waer in de graden der breedde over weder zijden vande middellijn wassende so vergrooten dat die geproportioneert sijn tegen hunne nevenstaende graden der lengde. vertonende behalve Europaes zuydelijcste alle de seekusten van Africa en America, begrepen in 't Octroy bij de H.M.H. Staten Generael der vereenigde Nederl. verleent aende Generale West Indische Compagnie.

West-Indische paskaert waer in de graden der breedde over weder zijden...

Shows the west coast of North America from Belle Isle, Newfoundland, both coasts of South America, mediterranean Europe, and the east coast of Africa. Includes illustrations. Available also through the Library ... more

L'hydrographie françoise : recueil des cartes générales et particulières qui ont éte faites pour le service des vaisseaux du roy, par ordre des Ministres de la marine, depuis 1737, jusqu'en 1765.

L'hydrographie françoise : recueil des cartes générales et particulièr...

Phillips, 587 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

Plano de la agvada nveva de Pverto Rico es copia del ... sesaco el anno 1740.

Plano de la agvada nveva de Pverto Rico es copia del ... sesaco el ann...

Scale ca. 1:75,000. Title on verso: Aguada Nueva in Puerto Rico, 125. Manuscript, pen-and-ink, on tracing paper. Oriented with north to the bottom. Soundings shown in fathoms. Shows coast from Punta Guaniquilla... more

Plano de la aguada de St. Francisco en la ysla de St. Iuan de Puerto Rico. Las dos linias de carmin el punto donde se juntaren es el desecheo a distancia de 4 leguas de la Punta de St. Francisco.

Plano de la aguada de St. Francisco en la ysla de St. Iuan de Puerto R...

Scale ca. 1:50,000. Title on verso: St. Francisco in Porto Rico, 120. Manuscript, pen-and-ink, on tracing paper. Oriented with north to the left. Soundings shown in fathoms. Shows the coast from "C[ab]o de Guan... more

Carte réduite de l'isle de Saint Domingue et de ses débouquements pour servir aux vaisseaux du roy. Dréssée au Dépost des cartes plans et journaux de la marine. Par ordre de M. Rouillé chr. comte de Jouy, &ca. secretaire d'État ayant le Départment de la marine. 1750.

Carte réduite de l'isle de Saint Domingue et de ses débouquements pour...

Scale ca. 1:1,300,000. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. "No. 72." Includes text. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1847 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster... more

[Cape Corientes, 175-?]

[Cape Corientes, 175-?]

Scale ca. 1:38,000. Title from verso. Title supplied by cataloger. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor, on tracing paper. Oriented with north to the left. Relief shown pictorially. Depths shown by soundings.... more

A new and exact plan of Cape Fear River, from the bar to Brunswick,

A new and exact plan of Cape Fear River, from the bar to Brunswick,

Scale ca. 1:90,000. "Lat. 33⁰54ʹ observ'd by Mr. Wheatly 1752." Depths shown by soundings. Prime meridian: London. Includes text. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1502 Available also through the Library of ... more

A survey of the coast about Cape Lookout in North Carolina, taken the 29th of June,1756.

A survey of the coast about Cape Lookout in North Carolina, taken the ...

Scale ca. 1:26,000. Hand colored. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. Plate no. "27." LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1508 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a rast... more

Plano de Philadelphia.

Plano de Philadelphia.

Scale ca. 1:220,000. Manuscript, pen and ink. Copied from Joshua Fishers' "To the merchants & insurers of the city of Philadelphia, this chart of Delaware Bay and river." Depths shown in fathoms. Oriented with ... more

Descripcion de la costa de Tierra Firme desde el Rio de la Empalizada hasta Cavo de Clara. Por las latitudes y longitudes de Dn. Bartolome de Rosa.

Descripcion de la costa de Tierra Firme desde el Rio de la Empalizada ...

Scale ca. 1:3,300,000. Title on verso: Florida & Cuba, 140. Manuscript, pen-and-ink, on tracing paper. Soundings shown in fathoms. Prime meridian: Ferro. Shows Cuba, Bahama Islands, northern Yucatan Peninsula, ... more

An exact chart of the river St. Lawrence, from Port Frontenac to the island of Anticosti shewing the soundings, rocks, shoals &c with views of the lands and all necessary instructions for navigating that river to Quebec.

An exact chart of the river St. Lawrence, from Port Frontenac to the i...

Scale ca. 1:695,000. Hand colored. Relief shown pictorially. Soundings shown in fathoms. Includes text. Insets: The Seven Islands.--A continuation of the river from Quebec to Lake Ontario.--St. Nicholas or Engl... more

A new chart of the river St. Laurence, from the island of Anticosti to the falls of Richelieu: With all the islands, rocks, shoals, and soundings, also particular directions for navigating the river with safety. Taken by the order of Charles Saunders, Esqr. ... in the expedition against Quebec in 1759.

A new chart of the river St. Laurence, from the island of Anticosti to...

Scale ca. 1:150,000. Relief shown pictorially and by hachures. Soundings shown in fathoms. Originally on 12 plates. "This chart was drawn from particular surveys of the following places; and published for the u... more

Bermuda Islands.

Bermuda Islands.

Scale ca. 1:22,000. Title from verso. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Has watermark. Depths shown by soundings. Shows location of forts, city of St. George's, and boundaries of "tribes" and "St. Georges... more

A draught of the Bay of Honduras and part of the Musquetto Shore.

A draught of the Bay of Honduras and part of the Musquetto Shore.

Scale ca. 1:435,000. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Watermark: Large fleur-de-lis in a shield surmounted by a crown over a cross, all over an undecipherable mark and the letters LVC. Depths shown by so... more

Entrée de la baye de St. Yago dans l'isle de Cube.

Entrée de la baye de St. Yago dans l'isle de Cube.

Scale ca. 1:17,500. Relief shown pictorially. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1843 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Indexed. "Tome I, no. 55." From the author's Le... more

A plan of the harbour of Cape Lookout surveyed and sounded by His Majesty's sloop Viper,

A plan of the harbour of Cape Lookout surveyed and sounded by His Maje...

Scale ca. 1:14,200. Title on verso: Cape Lookout Harbour, No. Carolina, 159. Manuscript, pen-and-ink. Watermark: Large fleur-de-lis in a shield surmounted by a crown over a cross and the letters LVC. Depths sho... more

Plan de la baye de St. Yago dans l'isle de Cube.

Plan de la baye de St. Yago dans l'isle de Cube.

Scale ca. 1:44,000. Relief shown pictorially. Soundings shown in fathoms. "Tome I, no. 54." From the author's Le petit atlas maritime. 1764. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1842 Available also through the ... more

A Sketch of the harbour of St. Iago de Cuba.

A Sketch of the harbour of St. Iago de Cuba.

Scale ca. 1:15,500. Title on verso: Plan & chart, St. Jago de Cuba, 81. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor, on tracing paper. Relief shown pictorially. Soundings shown in fathoms. LC Maps of North America, ... more

Descripcion de las costas, islas placeres, i bajos delas, Indias Occidentales,

Descripcion de las costas, islas placeres, i bajos delas, Indias Occid...

Scale ca. 1:5,000,000. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor, on vellum. Shows the Atlantic coast of southern U.S., Mexico, Central America, and northern South America. "Sibre para Domingo de Belasco Pilo to d... more

Plan de Bahía Xagua on the south side of Cuba; Plan of the Colorado Rocks, near the west end of Cuba /

Plan de Bahía Xagua on the south side of Cuba; Plan of the Colorado Ro...

Scale ca. 1:200,000 and ca. 1:950,000. Relief shown pictorially and by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1793, 1846 Available also through the Library of Congress Web sit... more

Plan of the city and harbour of the Havana. Plan of Bahía de Matanzas.

Plan of the city and harbour of the Havana. Plan of Bahía de Matanzas.

Scale ca. 1:20,000 and ca. 1:300,000. Relief shown by hachures and land form drawings. Depths shown by soundings. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1810, 1827 Available also through the Library of Congress W... more

Plan de puerto de Mariel

Plan de puerto de Mariel

Scale ca. 1:29,000. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1791 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2

Plan of Bahía Honda. Plan of Puerto de Cavañas.

Plan of Bahía Honda. Plan of Puerto de Cavañas.

Scale ca. 1:25,500 and ca. 1:105,000. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1798, 1802 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster ima... more

The grand bay of Nipe on the north side of Cuba from Spanish draughts.

The grand bay of Nipe on the north side of Cuba from Spanish draughts.

Scale ca. 1:55,000 and ca. 1:250,000. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1833, 1835 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster ima... more

Carte réduite des débouquemens de St. Domingue dressée pour le service des vaisseaux du roy. Par ordre de M. le duc de Choiseul, colonel général des suisses et grisons, ministre de la guerre et de la marine. M.DCC.LXV.

Carte réduite des débouquemens de St. Domingue dressée pour le service...

Scale ca. 1:1,100,000. Relief shown pictorially. Depths shown by soundings. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1857 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. "Longitude occide... more

A map with part of the Florida coast from Cape Blaise to Apalachie; with the boundaries betwixt East & West Floridas, 160 yards across the river call'd Apalachicola.

A map with part of the Florida coast from Cape Blaise to Apalachie; wi...

Scale ca. 1:205,000. Manuscript, pen-and-ink. Has watermarks. Depths shown by soundings. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1626 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vaul... more

[Boston Harbour, with the surroundings, &c.

[Boston Harbour, with the surroundings, &c.

Scale ca. 1:24,000. Title from William Faden's Catalogue of a curious and valuable collection of original maps and plans. 1862. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Relief shown by shading and hachures. Dept... more

A draught of Delaware Bay.

A draught of Delaware Bay.

Scale ca. 1:127,000. Title on verso: Delaware River from Capt. Hamond. River Delaware, 226. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Oriented with north toward the lower right. Depths shown by soundings. Shows s... more

[Boston Harbor, Massachusetts.

[Boston Harbor, Massachusetts.

Scale ca. 1:24,000. Manuscript, pen-and-ink, pencil, and watercolor. Relief shown by hachures and shading. Soundings shown in fathoms. Watermark: [Fleur-de-lis with] GR [below and] J. Whatman. Includes view of ... more

[A chart of New York Island & North River: East River, passage through Hell Gate, Flushing Bay, Hampstead Bay, Oyster, Huntington Bay, Cow Harbour, East Chester Inlet, Rochell, Rye, Patrick Islands, ec.

[A chart of New York Island & North River: East River, passage through...

Scale ca. 1:50,000. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. LC copy incomplete: Western half missing. Shows Long Island north shore from Eaton's Neck west to Cow Bay. Available also through the Lib... more

[Chart of Plymouth Bay.

[Chart of Plymouth Bay.

Scale ca. 1:24,000. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. Hand colored. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 960 Vault AACR2

An exact chart of the river St. Lawrence, from Fort Frontenac to the island of Anticosti shewing the soundings, rocks, shoals &c with views of the lands and all necessary instructions for navigating that river to Quebec.

An exact chart of the river St. Lawrence, from Fort Frontenac to the i...

Scale ca. 1:695,000. Hand colored. Relief shown pictorially. Soundings shown in fathoms. Includes descriptive text. Insets: The Seven Islands.--A continuation of the river from Quebec to Lake Ontario.--St. Nich... more

An exact chart of the river St. Laurence, from Fort Frontenac to the island of Anticosti shewing the soundings, rocks, shoals &c with views of the lands and all necessary instructions for navigating that river to Quebec.

An exact chart of the river St. Laurence, from Fort Frontenac to the i...

Scale ca. 1:695,000 Hand colored. Relief shown pictorially. Soundings shown in fathoms. Includes descriptive text. Insets: The Seven Islands.--A continuation of the river from Quebec to Lake Ontario.--St. Nicho... more

A plan of Port Royal in South Carolina.

A plan of Port Royal in South Carolina.

Scale ca. 1:63,360. Depths shown by soundings. Described and dated 1776 in William P. Cumming's The Southeast in early maps. Dated 1773 in Essays honoring Lawrence C. Wroth. Includes "Explanation." LC Maps of N... more

A chart of the harbour of Boston

A chart of the harbour of Boston

Scale ca. 1:24,500. Title from accompanying title page. Relief shown by hachures and shading. Soundings shown in feet. LC copy imperfect: Brittle on edges and deterioration along fold. Includes index entitled "... more

Boston & harbour.

Boston & harbour.

Scale ca. 1:96,000. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Title in pencil. Has watermark. Shows soundings of main channel and shoals. Outer islands are named. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 944 Availabl... more

A plan of the bay and harbor of Boston, surveyed agreeably to the orders and instructions of the Right Honorable the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, to Samuel Holland, Esqr., His Majesty's Surveyor General of Lands for the Northern District of North America,

A plan of the bay and harbor of Boston, surveyed agreeably to the orde...

Scale ca. 1:48,000. Relief shown by shading. Depths shown by soundings and color. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Has watermark. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image... more

An actual survey of the sea coast from New York to the I. Cape Brition, with tables of the direct and thwart courses & distances from place to place.

An actual survey of the sea coast from New York to the I. Cape Brition...

Scale ca. 1:590,000. Shows longitude east and west from Boston. Soundings in feet. Imperfect. Lower right section missing. Parts of upper right section torn away. Includes tables, distance charts, and insets of... more

An actual survey of the sea coast from New York to the I. Cape Briton, with tables of the direct and thwart courses & distances from place to place.

An actual survey of the sea coast from New York to the I. Cape Briton,...

Scale ca. 1:590,000. Shows longitude east and west from Boston. Soundings in feet. Includes tables, distance charts, and insets of New York, Boston and Halifax harbors, Casco Bay and Annapolis Royal, and "A map... more

[Coast of New England from Cape Elizabeth, Me. to Newburyport, Mass.

[Coast of New England from Cape Elizabeth, Me. to Newburyport, Mass.

Scale ca. 1:130,000. Relief shown by hachures. LC copy imperfect: Deterioration along fold and edges. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 816 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster... more

[Coast of Maine showing Blue Hill Bay, Penobscot Bay, Belfast Bay, Islesboro Island, Deer Island, and other islands.

[Coast of Maine showing Blue Hill Bay, Penobscot Bay, Belfast Bay, Isl...

Scale ca. 1:48,500. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. LC copy imperfect: Brittle on edges and deterioration along fold. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 859 Available also through the Lib... more

Carte générale de la partie française de l'isle de St. Domingue.

Carte générale de la partie française de l'isle de St. Domingue.

Scale ca. 1:350,000. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Has watermark. Relief shown by shading. Depths shown by soundings. LC Luso-Hispanic World, 451 LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1869 Available al... more

A chart of Delaware Bay and River : containing a full and exact description of the shores, creeks, harbours, soundings, shoals, sands, and bearings of the most considerable land marks, from the capes to Philadelphia /

A chart of Delaware Bay and River : containing a full and exact descri...

Scale ca. 1:275,000. Oriented with north to the right. Depths shown by soundings. Shows ship channels. Includes list of subscribers and "Tide table." Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a... more

[Coast of New England from Cape Elizabeth, Me. to Newburyport, Mass.

[Coast of New England from Cape Elizabeth, Me. to Newburyport, Mass.

Scale ca. 1:130,000. LC copy imperfect: Western half missing; deteriorated along left and right edges. Shows Maine coast from Cape Elizabeth to York River. Available also through the Library of Congress Web sit... more

The coast of New England.

The coast of New England.

Scale ca. 1:520,000. Relief shown by hachures and shading. Soundings shown in feet. LC copy imperfect: Brittle on edges. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 822 Available also through the Library of Congress W... more

[Coast of Maine from Salter Island to Portland Head.

[Coast of Maine from Salter Island to Portland Head.

Scale ca. 1:48,000. Relief shown by hachures and shading. Soundings shown in feet. LC copy imperfect: Deterioration along folds. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 856 Available also through the Library of Co... more

[Chart of Nantucket Island and the eastern half of Martha's Vineyard.

[Chart of Nantucket Island and the eastern half of Martha's Vineyard.

Scale ca. 1:51,000. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. LC copy imperfect: Deteriorated along fold and margins. Includes navigational notes. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 977 Available a... more

A chart of the harbour of Rhode Island and Narraganset Bay.

A chart of the harbour of Rhode Island and Narraganset Bay.

Scale ca. 1:51,000. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. LC copy imperfect: triangular hole in lower right corner, portions missing in margins and along fold lines. LC Maps of North America, 175... more

[Mount Desert Island and neighboring coast of Maine.

[Mount Desert Island and neighboring coast of Maine.

Scale ca. 1:49,000. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. Shows coast of Hancock County, Maine. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2

[Coast of Maine showing entrances of Blue Hill Bay, Isle of Haut Bay, and Penobscot Bay, with Owls Head, Vinalhaven Island, Isle au Haut, and other islands.

[Coast of Maine showing entrances of Blue Hill Bay, Isle of Haut Bay, ...

Scale ca. 1:48,500. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. LC copy imperfect: Brittle on edges and deterioration along fold. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 857 Available also through the Lib... more

A new and accurate chart of the Bay of Chesapeake, with all the shoals, channels, islands, entrances, soundings, and sailing-marks, as far as the navigable part of the rivers Patowmack, Patapsco and north-east.

A new and accurate chart of the Bay of Chesapeake, with all the shoals...

Scale ca. 1:250,000. Soundings shown in fathoms. "Drawn from several draughts made by the most experienced navigators, chiefly from those of Anthony Smith, pilot of St. Marys; and compared with the modern surve... more

[Chart of Buzzards Bay and Vineyard Sound.

[Chart of Buzzards Bay and Vineyard Sound.

Scale ca. 1:51,000. Depths shown by soundings. LC copy imperfect: Deteriorated along folds and lower margin. No. "16" in upper left corner. "Note. The soundings and nautical remarks in this chart are laid down ... more

[Coast of Maine from Frenchman Bay to Mosquito Harbor.

[Coast of Maine from Frenchman Bay to Mosquito Harbor.

Scale ca. 1:130,000. Hand colored. Relief shown by hachures. LC copy imperfect: Deteriorated along fold and upper and lower edge. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 846 Available also through the Library of C... more

[Chart of Nantucket Island and the eastern half of Martha's Vineyard.

[Chart of Nantucket Island and the eastern half of Martha's Vineyard.

Scale ca. 1:51,000. Hand colored. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. Includes navigational notes. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 976 Available also through the Library of Congress Web si... more

[Coast of Maine from Moose Cove to Gouldsboro Bay.

[Coast of Maine from Moose Cove to Gouldsboro Bay.

Scale ca. 1:49,000. Relief shown by hachures and shading. Depths shown by soundings. Shows coast of Washington County. LC copy imperfect: Deteriorated along folds and right and left edge. Available also through... more

[Coast of Maine showing entrances of Blue Hill Bay, Isle of Haut Bay, and Penobscot Bay, with Owls Head, Vinalhaven Island, Isle au Haut, and other islands.

[Coast of Maine showing entrances of Blue Hill Bay, Isle of Haut Bay, ...

Scale ca. 1:48,500. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC copy imperfect: Deterioration along the bottom right edges... more

[A chart of Boston Bay and vicinity.

[A chart of Boston Bay and vicinity.

Scale ca. 1:50,000. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 951 LC copy imperfect: De... more

A chart of Delaware Bay and River, containing a full & exact description of the shores, creeks, harbours, soundings, shoals, sands, and bearings of the most considerable land marks, from the cape to Philadelphia.

A chart of Delaware Bay and River, containing a full & exact descripti...

Scale ca. 1:280,000. Oriented with north to the right. Depths shown by soundings. Includes text and "Tide table." Accompanied by: Directions for navigating up Delaware-Bay from the capes to Reedy-Island by Capt... more

A Chart of the harbour of Boston, with the soundings, sailing-marks, and other directions.

A Chart of the harbour of Boston, with the soundings, sailing-marks, a...

Scale ca. 1:28,000. LC copy annotated with "No. 2" to the left of the title; concentric circles, drawn in ink, centered on compass roses; and, a stamp "Engr. Dept. U. States Topl. Bureau." Annotated on verso: B... more

A topographical chart of the bay of Narraganset in the province of New England, with all the isles contained therein, among which Rhode Island and Connonicut have been particularly surveyed, shewing the true position & bearings of the banks, shoals, rocks &c. as likewise the soundings; To which have been added the several works & batteries raised by the Americans. Taken by order of the principal farmers on Rhode Island.

A topographical chart of the bay of Narraganset in the province of New...

Scale ca. 1:50,000. Hand colored. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. Inscribed "To the Right Honourable Hugh Earl Percy ... with His Lordship's permission ... by ... Wm. Faden." Includes text,... more

Port Royal in South Carolina : taken from surveys deposited at the Plantation Office /

Port Royal in South Carolina : taken from surveys deposited at the Pla...

Scale ca. 1:63,360. Relief shown by shading and hachures. Depths shown by soundings. "VII." "45." LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1534 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. AACR2

A sketch of the navigation from Swan Pt. to the River Elk at the head of Chesapeak Bay. Sketch of the River Elk, at the head of Chesapeak Bay.

A sketch of the navigation from Swan Pt. to the River Elk at the head ...

Scale ca. 1:72,000 and ca. 1:30,500. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Annotated in handwriting of Admiral Lord Howe: By Mr. Hunter, master of the Eagle. Depths shown by soundings. Navigable channels outl... more

A plan of the east part of Long Island Sound from remarks made on board His Majesty's ship the Lark, A.D. 1777.

A plan of the east part of Long Island Sound from remarks made on boar...

Scale ca. 1:127,000. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. LC copy annotated: By Lieutt. Knatchbull, Recd. 31 Jany. 1778. Includes directions for navigatio... more

A topographical chart of the bay of Narraganset in the province of New England, with all the isles contained therein, among which Rhode Island and Connonicut have been particularly surveyed, shewing the true position & bearings of the banks, shoals, rocks &c. as likewise the soundings: To which have been added the several works & batteries raised by the Americans. Taken by order of the principal farmers on Rhode Island.

A topographical chart of the bay of Narraganset in the province of New...

Scale ca. 1:50,000. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings and form lines. Inscribed "To the Right Honourable Hugh Earl Percy ... with His Lordship's permission ... by ... Wm. Faden." Includes text... more

A map of the bay of Narraganset with the islands therein and part of the country adjacent.

A map of the bay of Narraganset with the islands therein and part of t...

Scale ca. 1:63,360. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Relief shown by shading. Depths shown by soundings. Includes "References" to the fortifications and defenses of the region. LC Maps of North America,... more

Plan de Boston avec les sondes et les directions pour la navigation. Traduit de l'anglais.

Plan de Boston avec les sondes et les directions pour la navigation. T...

Scale ca. 1:28,000. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. Based on A Chart of the harbour of Boston, with the soundings, sailing-marks, and other directions. [1777] From the author's Pilote améri... more

Port et barre d'Amelia de la Floride orientale.

Port et barre d'Amelia de la Floride orientale.

Scale ca. 1:38,500. Relief shown pictorially. Depths shown by soundings. Oriented with north to the right. From Georges Louis Le Rouge's Pilote américain septentrionale. 1778-79. Includes notes and index. LC Ma... more

Plan de la rivière du Cap Fear depuis la barre jusques à Brunswick.

Plan de la rivière du Cap Fear depuis la barre jusques à Brunswick.

Scale ca. 1:90,000. Hand colored. Relief shown pictorially. Depths shown by soundings. Prime meridian: Paris. "No. 1." Includes sailing "Instructions" and "Observations." LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 15... more

Carte de la baie de Chesapeake et de la partie navigable des rivières, James, York, Patowmack, Patuxen, Patapsco, North-East, Choptank et Pokomack.

Carte de la baie de Chesapeake et de la partie navigable des rivières,...

Scale ca. 1:525,000. Oriented with north to the right. Depths shown by soundings. "14." From the author's Neptune americo-septentrional contenant les côtes. 1778-80. Includes text and inset "Plan de la Baie Her... more

Carte de l'entrée de la rivière d'Hudson, dépuis Sandy-Hook jusques à New-York avec les bancs, sondes, marques de navigation &c.

Carte de l'entrée de la rivière d'Hudson, dépuis Sandy-Hook jusques à ...

Scale ca. 1:70,000. Hand colored. Depths shown by soundings. Relief shown by land form drawings. Includes "Avertissement." LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1230 Available also through the Library of Congres... more

Isle Amelia en Floride.

Isle Amelia en Floride.

Scales vary. Relief shown pictorially and by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. From the author's Pilote américain septentrional. 1778-79. Includes notes and "Vue de l'entrée de la Riviere St. Marys ou Ste. M... more

La baye de Spiritu Santo, côte occidentale de la Floride. S. Augustin, capitale de la Floride orientale.

La baye de Spiritu Santo, côte occidentale de la Floride. S. Augustin,...

Scale ca. 1:4,800 and ca. 1:24,500. Depths shown by soundings. Plate no. "27." From G. L. Le Rouge's Pilote américain septentrional. 1778-79. v. 1. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1647 Available also throu... more

Part of Long Island; and the coast eastward to the shoals of Nantucket.

Part of Long Island; and the coast eastward to the shoals of Nantucket...

Scale ca. 1:600,000. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Prime meridian: Greenwich. Has watermarks. Soundings shown in fathoms. Includes view of "Sancoty Head S.S.W. 10 miles distant." LC Maps of North Amer... more

Carte de l'entrée de la rivière d'Hudson, dépuis Sandy-Hook jusques à New-York avec les bancs, sondes, marques de navigation &c.

Carte de l'entrée de la rivière d'Hudson, dépuis Sandy-Hook jusques à ...

Scale ca. 1:70,000. Depths shown by soundings. Relief shown by land form drawings. "339." Includes "Avertissement." LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1229 Available also through the Library of Congress Web s... more

Buzzards Bay and shoals of Nantucket.

Buzzards Bay and shoals of Nantucket.

Scale ca. 1:100,000. Title on verso: Nantucket Shoals and Buzzards's Bay by Lieutt. Knight, 1778. Soundings shown in fathoms. Manuscript, pen-and-ink, pencil, and watercolor. Watermark: Large fleur-de-lis in a ... more

Carte de la baye et rivière de Délaware contenant une éxacte et entiére description des rivages, criques, havres, sondes, bas-sonds, sables et les gissements des marques les plus considérables du pays, depuis les caps James et May jusqu'à Philadelphie, suivant la carte originale,

Carte de la baye et rivière de Délaware contenant une éxacte et entiér...

Scale ca. 1:31,000. Depths shown by soundings. From the publisher's Neptune americo-septentrional contenant les côtes. 1778-80. Includes text. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster... more

Plan de Port Royal et de la rivière et du détroit d'Awfoskée à la côte de la Caroline méridionale.

Plan de Port Royal et de la rivière et du détroit d'Awfoskée à la côte...

Scale ca. 1:90,000. Hand colored. Prime meridian: Paris. Depths shown by soundings. Includes "Avertissement." LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1535 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as... more

Carte de la baye et rivière de Délaware contenant une éxacte et entiére description des rivages, criques, havres, sondes, bas-sonds, sables et les gissements des marques les plus considérables du pays, depuis les caps James et May jusqu'à Philadelphie, suivant la carte originale,

Carte de la baye et rivière de Délaware contenant une éxacte et entiér...

Scale ca. 1:31,000. Hand colored. Depths shown by soundings. Includes text. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2: 100; 650/1; 650/2; 651/3; 651/4; 700/1; 710/1

A draught of South Carolina and Georgia from Sewee to St. Estaca.

A draught of South Carolina and Georgia from Sewee to St. Estaca.

Scale ca. 1:450,000. Oriented with north to the left. Depths shown by soundings. Annotated in ink "M(232)4 H87." Includes "Instructions for the coast of South Carolina, Georgia, and the coast of St. Augustin." ... more

Plan de Port Royal et de la rivière et du détroit d'Awfoskée à la côte de la Caroline méridionale.

Plan de Port Royal et de la rivière et du détroit d'Awfoskée à la côte...

Scale ca. 1:90,000. Prime meridian: Paris. Depths shown by soundings. "342" Includes "Avertissement." LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1535 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raste... more

[Coast of Rhode Island and Long Island from Narragansett Bay to Peconic Bay.

[Coast of Rhode Island and Long Island from Narragansett Bay to Peconi...

Scale ca. 1:115,000. Relief shown by hachures and shading. Soundings shown in feet. Shows coast of most of Rhode Island, small portion of Connecticut, and part of Long Island from Narragansett Bay to Peconic Ba... more

Plan de l'île d'Amelia à la côte de la Floride orientale, tiré de la carte de la Georgie et de la Caroline méridionale de De Brahm, et assujeti pour le port de l'entrée de la riviere de Nassau, rédigé d'après la carte du W. Fuller. Plan de la barre et du port d'Amelia, à la côte de la Floride orientale, levé en janvier 1775, par Jacob Blamey.

Plan de l'île d'Amelia à la côte de la Floride orientale, tiré de la c...

Scales vary. Relief shown pictorially and by hachures. Soundings shown in fathoms. Number stamped on: 343. From the author's Neptune Americo-Septentrional. 1778-80. Includes "Instruction," text, notes, and "Vue... more