U.S. Coastal Survey / A.D. Bache, Superintendent / Sketch C / Showing the Progress of the Survey in Section Hi / From 1843 to 1853/1853

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Title

U.S. Coastal Survey / A.D. Bache, Superintendent / Sketch C / Showing the Progress of the Survey in Section Hi / From 1843 to 1853/1853

Subject

Maps
Chesapeake Bay Region (Md. and Va.)
Maps--Early works to 1800
Cartographic materials
Bache, A. D. (Alexander Dallas), 1806-1867

Description

Washington, U.S. Coast Survey, 1853; One in a series of charts of the Chesapeake Bay area made during the survey of the Bay, begun in 1843, This serves as a key to topographic and hydrographic sheets and shows the triangulation of of the Chesapeake Bay and parts of James, York, and Rappahannock Rivers. Covers areas from the Susquehanna River in Pennsylvania to Cape Henry. The topography was shown along the shoreline from one-half mile to three miles inland. The hydrography measured the depths in the bay and its tributaries. Alexander Dallas Bache, great-grandson of Benjamin Franklin and a graduate of West Point, become the director of the U.S. Coastal Survey in 1843. --From This New Founde Lande: The Henry & Kaye Spalding Map Collection at Hampden-Sydney College, 2008.

Creator

Bache, A. D. (Alexander Dallas), 1806-1867

Source

The Henry and Kaye Spalding Map Collection at Hampden-Sydney College; Image appears on pg. 60 (plate 61) of This New Founde Land, Hampden-Sydney College, Virginia, 2008

Date

1853

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Format

Image

Type

Still Image

Identifier

10010555

Coverage

British North America

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Copperplate engraving with hand color

Physical Dimensions

84 x 59 cm, 33 x 23 1/8 in

Citation

Bache, A. D. (Alexander Dallas), 1806-1867, “U.S. Coastal Survey / A.D. Bache, Superintendent / Sketch C / Showing the Progress of the Survey in Section Hi / From 1843 to 1853/1853,” Hampden-Sydney College Digital Repository, accessed October 18, 2021, http://dams.hsc.edu/items/show/712.