Charting History

This page of the Historical Map and Chart Collection is dedicated to highlighting a series of maps and/or charts on a rotational basis. 

This featured report contains a collection of historically significant Coast Survey charts and documents “Nautical Charts Contribute to Economic Growth and National Defense


00-00-1895

Charting a More Perfect Union

A collection of Coast Survey maps and sketches throughout the Civil War.

369-8-1967

New York Bay and Harbor

This collection illustrates the changes in design of nautical charts over the years.
 

 


00-00-1895

Surface Currents of the Great Lakes

A book published by the Weather Bureau about currents of the Great Lakes, deduced from the movements of bottle papers during the seasons of 1892 1893 and 1894.

369-8-1967

King Plats of Washington

A collection of reprints by the Coast and Geodetic Survey from 1884 of King plats of Washington, DC which were originally made in 1803.
 

 


International Boundary, Along the 141st Meridian

A set of maps prepared for the International Boundary Commission detailing the boundary between The United States and Canada from the Arctic Ocean to Mount St. Elias.

 




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