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Auction 196, Lot 248

"Cape May Roads, Including Crow Shoal, Del. Bay. (September, 1836) and Shewing the Plan of an Artificial Harbor Proposed for That Place", Bache, Hartman (Bt. Major)

Subject: Cape May, New Jersey

Period: 1838 (circa)

Publication: Sen. Ex. Doc. 155, 25th Congress, 2nd Session

Color: Black & White

45 x 25.4 inches
114.3 x 64.5 cm
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This large chart was issued in Brevet Major Hartman Bache's 16-page report and proposal to construct stone jetties for a deep water channel to enable large coal shipments. The chart reveals Bache's diligent survey work with numerous soundings, ground types, currents, and wind directions located off of Cape May. In addition to the main chart, the sheet includes a "Plan of the Artificial Harbor" and a tide register at top covering the period from August 27 - October 5, 1836.

References: Claussen & Friis #192.

Condition: B

Issued folding with light offsetting, minor foxing, and some staining along the joint at right. There is a 3.5" edge tear at left that has been closed on verso with archival tape.

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $50

Closed on 2/7/2024