"Galveston Entrance Texas From a Trigonometrical Survey…", U.S. Coast Survey
Period: 1856 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
17 x 15 inches
43.2 x 38.1 cm
This finely engraved coastal survey chart details the entrance to Galveston Bay. It includes a simple town plan of Galveston and extends to Pelican Island, Bird Key, and Bolivar Point. Locates buoys, a beacon, and a light boat and is filled with soundings, bottom types, extensive notations on sailing directions, tides, etc. Triangulations were accomplished in 1848 by R.H. Fauntleroy and J.S. Williams, the topography was accomplished in 1849 & 1850 by J.M. Wampler, while the hydrography was under the direction of T.A. Craven and A.S. Baldwin in 1851 and 1852.
Issued folding, now flattened and backed with Japanese tissue.