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Item #41256 Hudson River: Days Point to Fort Washington Point. New York, New Jersey.

Hudson River: Days Point to Fort Washington Point

Washington D.C. Published by the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey, Published 1916. Large folding nautical chart, printed on heavy paper stock. Uncolored with minor stains. Sheet size: 43 3/4 x 30 1/4 inches.

A rare original coastal survey of the Hudson River including New York City from 53rd St to Fort Washington Park, Weehawken, and Edgewater as well as potential anchorage points in the Hudson for Naval use.

Established by President Thomas Jefferson in 1807 as the Survey of the Coast, the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey was the United States' first civilian scientific agency. This agency has followed its mission to survey the U.S. coastline, create nautical charts of the coast, and help increase maritime safety since its founding, and has often played fascinating roles in significant chapters of U.S. history. It served in all theaters of the Civil War in the service of the Union Army and Navy, pioneered acoustic exploration in the wake of the sinking of the Titanic, and during WWI it worked to detect enemy submarines. In addition, this agency worked to survey and produce detailed maps and renderings of the U.S. coast. These nautical survey maps (commonly referred to as "T-sheets") provide fascinating insights into the history of the United States coastline, which has and will continue to shift. These maps are the most important data source for understanding the physical and ecological characteristics of the U.S. shoreline. The present map is notable for the inclusion of anchorage points for US Naval use according to size, complete with a naval seal in the upper left corner of the sheet. This map is a highly detailed and accurate sea chart of the Hudson River, and an important historical view of developing New York and New Jersey.

Item #41256

Price: $950.00

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