Stebbins, Nathaniel L.

1896

Stebbins' Illustrated Coast Pilot 2nd ed.

Stebbins' Illustrated Coast Pilot. With Sailing Directions. The Atlantic and Gulf Coasts of the United States, including Bays and Harbors.

DESCRIPTION: Important, late 19th century landmark in coastal navigation from the well-known Boston-based marine photographer Nathaniel Stebbins. Stebbins provides sailing directions and plentiful photographs of key landmarks and navigational aids, but not one map. Full coverage of U.S. East Coast and marginal coverage of the United States Gulf Coast. For the Gulf Coast a few images are actually not photographs, but drawings.

Second scarce edition of the first 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. 249 pages. 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.

CREATOR: Stebbins, Nathaniel L.

PUBLICATION DATE: 1896

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: United States

BODY OF WATER: Atlantic Ocean

CONDITION: Very Good.  Better than usual condition for this old volume. Binding tight. Pages generally good though slightly thumbed and a couple of small repaired marginal tears.

COLORING: None

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SIZE: 11 " x 8 "

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PRICE: $380


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