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Item #41289 Cape Elizabeth to Portsmouth. Maine, New Hampshire.

Cape Elizabeth to Portsmouth

Washington D.C. Published by the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey, July 1920. Large folding nautical chart, printed on heavy paper stock. Colored. Sheet size: 31 1/2 x 38 3/4 inches.

A rare original coastal survey of Maine and New Hampshire including Portsmouth, York, Ogunquit, Kennebunkport, Biddeford, and Cape Elizabeth.

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 a highly detailed and accurate sea chart of the coasts of Maine and New Hampshire, and an important historical view of the developing states.

Item #41289

Price: $300.00

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