U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey

Antique chart of Cuttyhunk to Block Island with Narragansett Bay

Coast Chart No. 113 Cuttyhunk to Block Island including Narragansett Bay, 1876

DESCRIPTION: Large, original, antique nautical chart of the New England coast (1887) including Narragansett Bay. Superb condition. Coverage includes the northern tip of Block Island and extends from Perrysville/Point Judith/Wakefield westward to past the Hen and Chickens light vessel and Cuttyhunk Lighthouse. This original navigation chart includes the surrounding bays, rivers, and islands of Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. Manuscript notations in ink on the verso indicate this chart was one of two purchased in 1887 for the ship "Asia". The old maritime chart shows fine detail and will display beautifully.

Key geographic features include Fall River, Sakonnet River, Conanicut Island, East Tern Passage, and Mt. Hope Bay. Noted points of interest include Providence, Bristol, Warren, Newport, Wickford, East Greenwich, Apponaug, the Old Colony and Newport RR, and Brenton's Reef Light Vessel. Contains a table of lighthouses and a tide table as well as notations about lightships, soundings, and bottom abbreviations.

First produced by the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey in 1876, this chart was reprinted in 1887 with corrections to the aids to navigation. Contains great detail of topographic and hydrographic features with hundreds of soundings and numerous aids to navigation.

With the circular logo of the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey. Chart number 113. Electrotype copy No. 9. Price 40 cents when issued.

CREATOR: U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey



BODY OF WATER: Narragansett Bay

CONDITION: Very good.  Lightly, uniformly age-toned paper. Washed, flattened. No folds. Very clean. No holes, stains One tiny tear in the margin repaired from verso.Some MS notations on the verso. Excellent condition for almost 140 years old.

COLORING: Some buoys are hand-colored red.


SIZE: 27 " x 37 "


PRICE: $1250


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