U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey

1855

Preliminary Chart of Florida Reefs from Key Biscayne

Preliminary Chart of Florida Reefs from Key Biscayne to Carysfort Reef from A trigonometrical Survey …A.D. Bache … SURVEY OF THE COAST OF THE UNITED STATES… Rodgers, Craven. 1855

DESCRIPTION: Fine antique hydrographic survey chart of Biscayne Bay, Florida and surrounding area. Hundreds, perhaps thousands of depth soundings.

Miami, Florida is distinctly noted at the very top while a lighthouse is noted at the southern tip of Cape Florida. Other named features include: Old Rhodes Bank, Caesars Creek Bank, Elliott's Key, Triumph Reef, and Virginia Key.

Recommended reference for treasure hunters. Shows some locations of wrecks, dangerous reefs and banks.

Includes a list of abbreviations used to denote the sea floor composition (ex: S for Sand , C for clay).

A preliminary reduced-format hydrographic survey chart from a U.S. Coast Survey atlas with the U.S.C.G.S. circular winged logo. On thin paper with folds as issued.

CREATOR: U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey

PUBLICATION DATE: 1855

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: United States

BODY OF WATER: Biscayne Bay

CONDITION: Good.  Folds from its life in the USCGS Atlas. Thin paper as issued but solid. Ample margins for framing. One small spot center right.

COLORING: Modern hand color.

ENGRAVER: A. Balbergh

SIZE: 12 " x 13 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 200

PRICE: $475


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