"Provincetown Harbor, Massachusetts", U.S. Coast Survey
Period: 1857 (dated)
Color: Black & White
17.3 x 14.6 inches
43.9 x 37.1 cm
Wonderful sea chart showing the tip of Cape Cod with soundings, sailing directions and the approach to anchor at Provincetown. The sailing directions describe navigational hazards and there is a table beneath with a chart of the types of sea bottom materials. An inset locates lighthouses and gives the heights of tides during the various times of year. Provincetown is well shown, with the city hall noted.
Some toning along the folds as is the norm for maps of this type. The folds have some separations that have been repaired on the verso with archival tape.