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Reconnaissance of the Western Coast of the United States Nautical Charts, 1853-1864

Overview of the Collection

Creator
United States Coast Survey.
Title
Reconnaissance of the Western Coast of the United States Nautical Charts
Dates
1853-1864 (inclusive)
Quantity
0.1 cubic foot, including 3 sheets, (1 map folder)
Collection Number
MAPS WestCoast
Summary
The Reconnaissance of the Western Coast of the United States Nautical Charts consist of three sheets depicting the Pacific coastline from San Diego to the Canadian border prepared by the United States Coast Survey.
Repository
Oregon State University Libraries, Special Collections & Archives Research Center
Special Collections & Archives Research Center
121 The Valley Library
Oregon State University
Corvallis OR
97331-4501
Telephone: 541-737-2075
Fax: 541-737-8674
scarc@oregonstate.edu
Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research.
Languages
English

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The Reconnaissance of the Western Coast of the United States Nautical Charts consist of three sheets depicting the Pacific coastline from San Diego to the Canadian border. These engraved nautical charts have relief shown by hachures and soundings in fathoms. The sheets include views and profiles of headlands and other points of interest on the coast as well as general sailing directions and information about tides. The scale for all the sheets is 1:1,200,000.

The southern sheet, "San Francisco to San Diego", was produced in 1853. The middle sheet, "San Franciso to Umpquah River" (in Oregon) was produced in 1854 and "corrected to" 1864. The northern sheet, "Umpquah River to the Boundary", was produced in 1855 and also "corrected to" 1864. The maps are affixed to linen backing.

Profile views of Cape Gregory, Cape Blanco, Cape Perpetua, Cape Lookout, and Tillamook Head in Oregon are included.

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Preferred Citation

Reconnaissance of the Western Coast of the United States Nautical Charts (MAPS WestCoast), Oregon State University Special Collections & Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.

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