Texas State Archives Map Collection

Preliminary Chart of the Entrance to Matagorda Bay, Texas
Date: 1857
Publisher: [U.S. Coast Survey]. Triangulation by S.A. Gilbert. Topography by S.A. Gilbert and M. Seaton, 1857. Lithographed by A. Hoen and Company, Baltimore.
Cartographer: Schulz, William P.
Scale: 1 1/4 in. = 1 nau. mile
Size: 49 cm x 82 cm
Type of Map: nautical chart
Format: black & white, engraved, lithographed, printed
Language: English
AC Number: 01624
Photo Media: 4x5 b&w copy neg.; 4x5 b&w trans., photo no. 1998/1-7-1
File Size: 26.03 MB

Preliminary Chart of the Entrance to Matagorda Bay, Texas Image:

Shows bays, rivers, bayous, islands, shipwrecks, reefs, lighthouses, and light beacons, and buoys. Soundings are given in feet at mean low water. Insets: 1) Subsketch - Part of Matagorda and Lavaca Bays, 2) Subsketch - Part of Lavaca Bay. Long. 96 deg. 24' - 96 deg. 29' Accompany manuscript material, Notes on the Coast of the United States, Section IX: Coast of Texas, by Captain C.P. Patterson, Hydrographic Inspector, and A.D. Bache, Superintendent, U.S. Coast Survey, 1861, may be found in the A.D. Bache Collection of the Texas State Archives. 3/12/84 Revised 11/14/97

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