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Auction 163, Lot 323

"Ship Island Inlet to Mississippi Sound Surveyed in January and February, 1841", U.S. Navy Dept.

Subject: Gulf Coast of Mississippi

Period: 1846 (circa)


Color: Black & White

36.2 x 23.2 inches
91.9 x 58.9 cm
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This large-scale sea chart details the Gulf Coast with plenty of soundings. It shows Cat, Ship, and Horn islands. A lighthouse is depicted on Cat Island. The map notes where the British fleet anchored in 1815 in the waning days of the War of 1812. Mississippi City and Biloxi appear in plan form. There is a tide register at Ship Island at bottom, and views of approaches to Cat and Ship islands are shown at top left. The map was reduced from an original chart by L.M. Powell by L.W. DuBois.

References: Phillips (Maps) p. 790.

Condition: B

Issued folding with light offsetting, some tiny fold separations, and a few pieces of cello tape along the bottom edge of the sheet on verso. Trimmed at left with partial loss of the neatline.

Estimate: $200 - $230


Closed on 6/14/2017