Boston Harbor, Massachusetts
- Boston Harbor, Massachusetts
The U.S. Coast Survey's first nautical chart of Boston Harbor was published in 1857. The original chart was based on the first truly scientific and comprehensive surveys of the entire harbor. These included elaborate triangulation surveys, which provided accurate geodetic positions, as well as separate topographic and hydrographic surveys. This particular edition was updated with corrections and additions accurate to 1863. The Office of Coast Survey, as it is known today, is the oldest U.S. scientific organization, dating from 1807 when the U. S. Congress directed that a "survey of the coast" be carried out.
- Bache, A. D. (Alexander Dallas), 1806-1867
- United States Coast Survey
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from a trigonometrical survey under the direction of A.D. Bache, superintendent of the Survey of the Coast of the United States.
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Nautical charts--Massachusetts--Boston Harbor
Nautical charts--Massachusetts--Boston Bay
Boston Harbor (Mass.)--Maps
Boston Bay (Mass.)--Maps
- 1 map ; 70 x 88 cm.
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[Washington, D.C.] :
U.S. Coast Survey Office
Ed. of 1863.
Published in 1857.
Relief shown by hachures.
Depths shown by soundings and shading.
In upper right margin: Electrotype copy no. 10 by G. Mathiot, U.S.C.S.
Prime meridian: Massachusetts State House.
Includes sailing directions, tables of tides, lighthouses, and bottom types, and 6 coastal views.
In upper left margin: No. 337.