Texas State Archives Map Collection

Preliminary Chart of the Sea Coast of Texas in the Vicinity of Galveston
Date: 1856
Publisher: U.S. Coast Survey, 1856. Triangulation by J.E. Hilgard, et al. Topography by J.S. Williams, et al. Engraved by J.V.N. Throop and R.T. Knight. Lithographed by J. Bien, New York.
Cartographer: Wagner, W., A. Balbach, A. Schoepf
Schoepf, A., W. Wagner, A. Balbach
Balbach, A., A. Schoepf, W. Wagner
Scale: 1 3/4 in. = 5 nau. miles
Size: 65 cm x 49 cm
Type of Map: nautical chart
Format: black & white, engraved, lithographed, printed
Language: English
AC Number: 01729
Photo Media: -- None Listed --
File Size: 19.69 MB

Preliminary Chart of the Sea Coast of Texas in the Vicinity of Galveston Image:

Covers Galveston, East, and West Bays, and other smaller bays. Shows bays, lakes, river mouths, bayous, reefs, islands, Indians on Galveston Island, Galveston City, and lighthouses. Soundings are given in feet at mean low water. There are notes regarding tides, winds, and sailing directions. Long. 94 deg. 30' - 95 deg. 20' 4/6/84

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