Eldridge Chart C Vineyard Sound Lightship to Chatham 1902

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Chart C Vineyard Sound Lightship to Chatham

Beautiful, REPRODUCTION nautical  Chart of Nantucket and Vineyard sound
published in 1902 (dated below title) by George W. Eldridge Company. Shows
detail from Cuttyhunk Island and the Vineyard Sound Lightship and Cuttyhunk
Island to East of Monomoy Island. Eldridge was a fisherman, who was injured at
sea and started working on charts while recuperating. Eldridge’s first chart
was of Monomoy and the new shoals that were formed from a recent gale and were
not yet published on other available charts. Also nicknamed Eldridge’s “Upside
down chart” As the chart’s orientation is south up.  Nicely detailed
showing numerous soundingsand many shoals, Light vessels and Buoys. 
Most Eldridge charts were based on Coast Survey nautical maps, but
Eldridge simplified the data on the charts and backed them with heavy linen for
protection. His son continued the family business selling charts from a
sailboat on Martha’s Vineyard. The oroginal of this reproduction chart is in very good condition, staining
as is typical with these charts,and fold marks as this was a working sea chart
aboard a vessel, else very good. Printed on 210 to 270 gram/SM acid free paper with archival ink.

  • Item #: 0403

Eldridge Chart C Vineyard Sound Lightship to Chatham 1902

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