U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey

1900

Scarce nautical chart Apalachee Bay to St. Georges Sound Florida

Coast Chart No 182 Apalachee Bay to St. Georges Sound Florida 1883 [1900]

DESCRIPTION: Scarce, very large antique rolled nautical chart of the northern Florida coast from Apalachee Bay to St. Georges Sound, Florida. Published by the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey. Date of first publication 1883 but this electrotype edition is updated with corrections to 1900. Notable features include Ocklockonee Bay, St. James Island, Oyster Bay, St. Marks and Port Leon, Florida.

Not a preliminary chart. Full-size antique nautical charts on heavy paper of Apalachee Bay are very scarce, whether by the U.S. Coast Survey or by any other publisher

Chart number 182. Price when issued 50 cents. J.E. Hilgard, (Washington, DC: United States Coast and Geodetic Survey, 1883)

This antique chart of the north Florida coast was printed in 1900 from an electrotype copy of the original hand-engraved copper plate, a process the U.S. Coast Survey first adopted around 1850. As a soft medium, copper plates could only withstand print runs of perhaps 200 copies before the plates wore down. To enable larger print runs, a mold of the original plate was created in wax or another soft medium. Then, using an electro-chemical process ( electrotyping ), the mold was coated with a metal layer, typically copper. Printers were then able to produce output from the new electrotype copper copy, while preserving the original. Electrotype copy no. 1.

CREATOR: U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey

PUBLICATION DATE: 1900

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: United States

BODY OF WATER: Guld of Mexico

CONDITION: Good.  Rolled, no folds. Generally clean and without issues except for a few light brown spots that could wash out. Right 8" slightly age toned.

COLORING: N/A

ENGRAVER: 

SIZE: 40 " x 32 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 

PRICE: $1500


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