Blunt, E and G.W.

1850

Portland Harbor, Maine

Portland Harbor for Blunt's Coast Pilot

DESCRIPTION: Antique nautical chart of Portland Harbor, Maine from the Blunts in their 16th edition of the American Coast Pilot, published in 1850. Includes: the docks and wharves of Portland along the Fore River; Halfway River; Great Hog Island; Peaks Island; Bangs Island; Ram Island; Fort Preble; Portland Point Lighthouse; Richmond's Island; the Observatory; and Cape Elizabeth (with fixed revolving lights). Contains numerous depth soundings and fixes several offshore rocks and reefs including Bell Rock, Old Anthony, Alden's Rock, Taylor's Reef, Broad Cove Rock, and a set of rocks known as "Hue and Cry".

The American Coast Pilot with other harbor charts and sailing directions, was published by Edmund and George W. Blunt from New York. The Blunts were the most prolific private publisher of navigational charts in the United States at that time. 179 Water Street New York.

CREATOR: Blunt, E and G.W.

PUBLICATION DATE: 1850

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: United States

BODY OF WATER: Portland Bay

CONDITION: Very Good.  Strong impression on strong paper. Ample margins.No holes, tears or other issues. Relatively clean and bright.

COLORING: None.

ENGRAVER: W. Hooker

SIZE: 4 " x 8 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 3

PRICE: $75


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