Boston Harbor 1857

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Rare Old Historic Antique Nautical Chart Reproduction showing Boston Harbor 1857


This incredibly detailed chart was published by the United States Coast Survey in 1857.  The wealth of information and attention to topographical
detail along with numerous soundings was a hallmark of the U. S. Coast Survey.  Based on triangulation (Trigonometrical) surveys and considering the technology of the day, this antique nautical chart is still considered highly accurate.  Decades were spent collecting data in the field and converting it to paper during the long winter months, in rooms lit often by oil lamps and candlelight.  The sailing directions contain information on entering the Harbor from various approaches and weather.  Telescopic or Pilot profiles are located in the margins and show a “Ship’s eye View” of what to expect to see when entering the ports.


  • Item #: 00139

Boston Harbor 1857

Price: $75.00
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