Stebbins' Illustrated Coast Pilot
DESCRIPTION: Important, late 19th century landmark in coastal navigation from the Boston-based marine photographer Nathaniel Stebbins. We are not aware of an earlier coast pilot containing photographic coastal images. This book demonstrated the practical application of photography to navigation, a field long dominated by man-made representations of coastal features. Photographs of key landmarks and navigational aids accompanied by textual sailing directions. Full coverage of U.S. East Coast and marginal coverage of the United States Gulf Coast . 2nd ed.
Already scarce, this overlooked volume with a sea-worthy canvas cover belongs in the collection of all those interested in 19th century U.S. coastal charts. Numerous nautical-related advertisements scattered thoughout. The author describes this internal advertising as an effort to hold down the cost to the reader.
TITLE: Stebbins' Illustrated Coast Pilot: The Atlantic and Gulf Coasts of the United States, including Bays and Harbors
BODY OF WATER: Atlantic Ocean
Cloth covers stained and spine broken. Pages generally good though slightly thumbed and marginal tears to about 4 pages.
COLORING: Black and White
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