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Preliminary sketch of Galveston Bay indicating proposed sites for light houses as authorized by act of Congress of Mar. 3, 1851.

Preliminary sketch of Galveston Bay indicating proposed sites for light houses as authorized by act of Congress of Mar. 3, 1851.

Date: 1851
Creator: United States Coast Survey.
Description: Map shows the entrance to Galveston Bay between Galveston Island and Boliver Peninsula, proposed sites for light houses, water depths, and structures. Scale 1:200,000.
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Preliminary sketch of Galveston Bay indicating proposed sites for light houses as authorized by act of Congress of Mar. 3, 1851.

Preliminary sketch of Galveston Bay indicating proposed sites for light houses as authorized by act of Congress of Mar. 3, 1851.

Date: 1851
Creator: United States Coast Survey.
Description: Map shows the entrance to Galveston Bay between Galveston Island and Boliver Peninsula, proposed sites for light houses, water depths, and structures. Relief shown by shading, soundings, and depictions. Insets: "Clopper's Bar" and "Red Fish Bar." Includes texts "Sailing Directions," and "Note." Scale [1:200,000].
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Map of the State of Texas from the Latest Authorities

Map of the State of Texas from the Latest Authorities

Date: 1852
Creator: Young, J. H. (James Hamilton)
Description: This map shows the state of Texas and surrounding areas. Counties are shaded using various colors and labeled. Cities, roads, bodies of water, and geographic features are marked (with relief shown by hachures). Additionally, the map is annotated with notes about the locations of Indian tribes, railroads, and wild herds as well as population and other statistics from the 1850 census. Scale 1:3,400,000. Prime meridians: Greenwich and Washington. The northern, panhandle section of Texas is separated from the rest of the state and shown in an inset (upper left corner) titled "Northern Texas on the same scale as the larger Map." Additionally, an inset in the lower left corner is a "Map of the Vicinity of Galveston" (with Scale 1: 600,000).
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Preliminary sketch of Galveston Bay, Texas.

Preliminary sketch of Galveston Bay, Texas.

Date: 1852
Creator: United States Coast Survey.
Description: Map shows the coastal geography of mid-nineteenth century Galveston Bay, Texas. Includes sailing directions. Insets: "Clopper's Bar" and "Red Fish Bar." Depths shown by soundings. Scale: [1:200,000].
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Galveston Entrance, Texas

Galveston Entrance, Texas

Date: 1853
Creator: United States Coast Survey.
Description: This map is a nautical chart showing the topography and hydrography of the area in Texas around the Galveston Entrance. The physical features are shaded and include the aerial layout of Galveston and nearby areas (relief shown by soundings). Depths are marked with shading (rendered in a dot pattern) and numbers in feet. According to text at the bottom of the page (lower left corner), the various measurements to create the map were made between 1848 and 1852; the text also gives specific latitude and longitude of the area in the map and the locations of "Episcopal Church" and "Market House" in Galveston, Texas. Additional text along the right side of the map is labeled "Sailing Directions," "Note," "Tides," and "Remarks"; the text gives explanatory details regarding the markings and measurements on the map. Scale 1:40,000.
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Preliminary Chart of San Luis Pass, Texas

Preliminary Chart of San Luis Pass, Texas

Date: 1853
Creator: United States Coast Survey.
Description: This map is a nautical chart showing the topography and hydrography of the area in Texas around the San Luis Pass. The physical features are in color and appear to be shaded to portray heights (additional relief shown by hachures). Depths are marked with lines and numbers in feet. According to text at the bottom of the page, the various measurements to create the map were made between 1851 and 1853; the text also gives specific latitude and longitude of the area in the map. Additional text in the lower right corner is labeled "Sailing Directions" and "Tidal Remarks"; the text gives explanatory details regarding the markings and measurements on the map. Scale 1:20,000. Prime meridian: Greenwich.
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Sketch I, showing the progress of the survey in section no. 9 from 1848 to 54.

Sketch I, showing the progress of the survey in section no. 9 from 1848 to 54.

Date: 1854
Creator: United States Coast Survey.
Description: Map shows towns used for triangulation and areas of completed mapping by sheet number. Includes text, "Notes." Inset: Sub-sketch showing the progress of the Survey of the Rio Grande and vicinity 1853 & 1854. Scale [1:600,000] and [1:400,000].
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Map of the State of Texas from the Latest Authorities

Map of the State of Texas from the Latest Authorities

Date: 1855
Creator: Young, J. H. (James Hamilton)
Description: This map shows the state of Texas and surrounding areas. Counties are shaded using various colors and labeled. Cities, roads, bodies of water, and geographic features are marked (with relief shown by hachures). Additionally, the map is annotated with notes about the locations of Indian tribes, railroads, and wild herds as well as population and other statistics from the 1850 census. Scale 1:3,400,000. Prime meridians: Greenwich and Washington. The northern, panhandle section of Texas is separated from the rest of the state and shown in an inset (upper left corner) titled "Northern Texas on the same scale as the larger Map." Additionally, an inset in the lower left corner is a "Map of the Vicinity of Galveston" (with Scale 1: 600,000).
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United States Coast Survey : Sketch I, showing the progress of the survey in section no. 9 from 1848 to 55.

United States Coast Survey : Sketch I, showing the progress of the survey in section no. 9 from 1848 to 55.

Date: 1855
Creator: Bache, A. D. (Alexander Dallas), 1806-1867
Description: Map shows Texas coast from the mouth of the Sabine River to northern tip of unlabeled Matagorda Island; Sabine Lake, Galveston Bay, Matagorda Bay, towns used for triangulation, and areas of completed mapping by sheet number and date. Inset: "Mouth of the Rio Grande. Sub-sketch showing the progress of the Survey of Rio Grande and vicinity 1853 & 1854." Includes legend. Scale [ca. 1:600,000] and [ca. 1: 400,000].
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Preliminary coast chart no. 106, Galveston Bay to Oyster Bay, Texas : From a trigonometrical survey under the direction of A.D. Bache, Superintendent of the Survey of the coast of the United States.

Preliminary coast chart no. 106, Galveston Bay to Oyster Bay, Texas : From a trigonometrical survey under the direction of A.D. Bache, Superintendent of the Survey of the coast of the United States.

Date: 1858
Creator: United States Coast Survey
Description: Map shows outline of Texas coastline from Galveston Bay to Oyster Bay with soundings. Relief shown by soundings and depictions. Includes: "Note," "Light Houses and Beacons," "Light Vessel," "Variations in the Magnetic Needle," "Tides," "Remarks," and "Winds." Scale [1:80,000].
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