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Potomac River (in Four Sheets)

from a trigonometrical survey under the direction of A.D. Bache, Superintendent of the Survey of the Coast of the United States
Map; Government Document; Online
[United States] : Coast Survey Office, 1862-1864.
Uniform Title
Potomac River
Cartographic Info
Scale 1:60,000 (W 77⁰20ʹ00ʺ--W 76⁰07ʹ00ʺ/N 38⁰39ʹ00ʺ--N 37⁰47ʹ00ʺ).
Scale 1:40,000 (W 77⁰15ʹ00ʺ--W 76⁰56ʹ00ʺ/N 38⁰56ʹ00ʺ--N 38⁰35ʹ00ʺ).
  • Sheet No. 1. From entrance to Piney Point / triangulation E. Blunt, R.D. Cutts and J. Farley ; topography by R.D. Cutts ... [et al.] ; redd. drng. by M.J. Mc Clery & A. Lindenkohl ; engd. by A. Maedel, H.S. Barnard & A. Petersen
  • Sheet No. 2. From Piney Point to Lower Cedar Point / triangulation by John Farley ... [et al.] ; topography by I. Hull Adams ... [et al.] ; redd. drng. by L.D. Williams and A. Lindenkohl ; engd. by A. Maedel, H.S. Barnard & A. Petersen
  • Sheet No. 3. From Lower Cedar Point to Indian Head / triangulation by C. Ferguson and F.P. Webber ; topography by H.L. Whiting ... [et al.] ; redd. drng. by A. Lindenkohl, L. Karcher and A. Balbach ; engd. by A. Maedel, A Petersen and F.W. Benner
  • Sheet No. 4. From Indian Head to Georgetown / triangulation by A.D. Bache ... [et al.] ; topography by A.M. Harrison ... [et al.] ; redd. drng. by H. Lindenkohl and L. Karcher; engd. by A. Maedel and A. Petersen.
1 map on 4 sheets : hand-col. ; 106 x 66 cm. or smaller.
  • Chart of the Potomac River from Washington, D.C. to its entrance into the Chesapeake Bay. Chart indicates soundings, tides, lighthouses, and the shoreline configuration.
  • Sheet 4 (no longer called "Preliminary chart ...) is dated 1864.
  • Sheets 1-3 published at the scale of 1:60,000. Sheet 4 is at 1:40,000.
  • Maps numbered 20-23 in upper left corners.
  • Seal of U.S. Coast Survey Office, Verified by J.E. Hilgard ... " printed below the map title on all 4 sheets.
  • Similar to no. 35.2, LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.).
Local Notes
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: Gift of Joel Kovarsky, June 8, 2011.
Cited in
Swem, E.G. Maps relating to Virginia, 989-991, 1151
Technical Details
  • Access in Virgo Classic
  • Staff View


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Special Collections
G3792.P6 1862 .U5b
Sheets 1-4
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G3792 .P6 1862 .U5b