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Pilot chart of the North Atlantic

Title
Pilot chart of the North Atlantic [cartographic material] / by M.F. Maury, A.M. Lieut. U.S. Navy ; compiled at the National Observatory from materials in the Bureau of Ordnance and Hyrdography, Commodore Lewis Warrington, Chief of Bureau ; eng. by Sherman & Smith, N.Y.
Author
Maury, Matthew Fontaine, 1806-1873
Publication
[Washington] : United States Hydrographical Office, 1849.

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sheet no. 2CartographicUse in library Map Div. 11-519 [rolled] sheet no. 2Schwarzman Building S4 - Map Division Room 117
sheet no. 1CartographicUse in library Map Div. 11-519 [rolled] sheet no. 1Schwarzman Building S4 - Map Division Room 117

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Additional Authors
  • Warrington, L. (Lewis), 1782-1851.
  • Sherman & Smith, engraver.
  • United States. Hydrographic Office, issuing body.
  • United States Naval Observatory.
  • United States. Bureau of Ordnance and Hydrography.
Description
1 map on 2 sheets; 88 x 125 cm, sheets 92 x 65 cm
Subjects
Genre/Form
Nautical charts.
Note
  • Shows prevailing wind direction by month.
  • Insignia of the U.S. Hydrographical Office (as it was then known) appears above title.
  • "Series C."
  • Includes diagrams and note and explanation with Maury's signature, "National Observatory, Washington, April 1849."
  • The pilot charts were released as series C of Maury's "Wind and current charts," series A-F. These charts were designed for sailing ships and recorded wind direction observations made by mariners on previous voyages. For complete discussion, see "The wind and current chart series produced by Matthew Fontaine Maury," by Marc I. Pinsel, in Navigation : Journal of the Institute of Navigation, v. 28, no. 2 (Summer, 1981), p. 123-137.
Contents
Sheet no. 1 [west] -- Sheet no. 2 [east].
Call Number
Map Div. 11-519
OCLC
21785536
Author
Maury, Matthew Fontaine, 1806-1873, cartographer.
Title
Pilot chart of the North Atlantic [cartographic material] / by M.F. Maury, A.M. Lieut. U.S. Navy ; compiled at the National Observatory from materials in the Bureau of Ordnance and Hyrdography, Commodore Lewis Warrington, Chief of Bureau ; eng. by Sherman & Smith, N.Y.
Imprint
[Washington] : United States Hydrographical Office, 1849.
Cartographic Data
Scale [ca. 1:8,850,000] (W 100°--W 0°/N 70°--N 0°).
Local Note
NYPL Map Div. copy inscribed in ink on verso of sheet no. 1: Pilot charts -- wind etc.
Place of Publication
United States District of Columbia Washington.
Added Author
Warrington, L. (Lewis), 1782-1851.
Sherman & Smith, engraver.
United States. Hydrographic Office, issuing body.
United States Naval Observatory.
United States. Bureau of Ordnance and Hydrography.
Research Call Number
Map Div. 11-519 [rolled]
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