U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey

USCGS poster for Nautical Charts

Nautical Charts. Department of Commerce U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey Washington, D. C.

DESCRIPTION: Surprisingly scarce poster ca 1970s, originally published in 1959, advertising nautical charts sold by the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey in Washington, D. C. A later re-issue published by the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service. At one time paper copies of the poster were available by order from the NOAA Distribution Branch but after 2013 products have been only available in PDF print-on-demand delivery.

A map dealer's dream meta-poster!

WorldCat contains only one record of the re-issued poster, at the University of Maryland. No copies of the original 1959 poster are known to me.

Selected dates useful for dating U.S. Coast Survey charts:
  • 1807 - President Thomas Jefferson establishes Survey of the Coast.
  • 1836 - Survey of the Coast was renamed U.S. Coast Survey.
  • 1878 - U.S. Coast Survey renamed as Coast and Geodetic Survey.
  • 1970 - Coast and Geodetic Survey included within the NOAA and renamed National Geodetic Survey.
  • 2013 - NOAA ends printing of lithographic charts in favor of PDF.

CREATOR: U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey

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GEOGRAPHIC AREA: United States

BODY OF WATER: N/A

CONDITION: Very good.  No folds. On heavier stock with very minor age toning from light exposure. Heavier stock with glossy finish. Minor foxing and a few spots.

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SIZE: 16 " x 23 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 90

PRICE: $1250

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