"Chart of Narraganset Bay Surveyed in 1832 by Capt. Alex S. Wadsworth…", U.S. Navy Dept.
Subject: Rhode Island
Period: 1832 (dated)
Publication: American State Papers, Naval Affairs Vol. IV, No. 489
Color: Black & White
20.6 x 26 inches
52.3 x 66 cm
An attractive and finely engraved chart with many interesting features. The chart provides tidal information, magnetic variations, latitudinal and longitudinal information and has a pair of distance scales showing geographical and nautical miles. Topography, marshes, vegetation, soundings and grid detail of Newport, Bristol and Wickford are included on this chart that was originally surveyed in 1832 by Capt. Alex L. Wadsworth, Lieut. Thos. R. Gedney, Charles Wilkes, Jr., and Geo. L. Blake. Title is in beautifully executed calligraphy.
A small amount of faint offsetting, and a few, short fold intersection splits have been repaired with archival tape on verso.