Texas State Archives Map Collection

Galveston Entrance, Texas
Date: 1856
Publisher: U.S. Coast Survey. Triangulation by J.S. Williams and R.H. Fauntelroy. Topography by J.M. Wampler. Published in 1856. Engraved by H.C. Evans and S.E. Stull
Cartographer: Fornaro, A. and A. Balbach
Scale: 1 3/4 inches = 1 nau mile
Size: 35 cm x 43 cm
Type of Map: nautical chart
Format: black & white, engraved, lithographed, printed
Language: English
AC Number: 01633
Photo Media: -- None Listed --
File Size: 48.61 MB

Galveston Entrance, Texas Image:

Chart covers Galveston Island and the surrounding waters. Shows Galveston City, islands, forts, points, bayous, shipwrecks, channels, lighthouses, beacons, and buoys. Soundings are given in feet. There are notes concerning tides, winds, and sailing directions. Accompaning 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. 3/13/84 Revised 10/27/97

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