Reconnaissance of Aransas Pass, Texas

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Navigation chart for Aransas Pass, between Mustang Island and San Jose Island. There are sailing directions and notes in the upper-left corner of the map. The physical features are outlined and shaded (relief shown by soundings and contours). Depths are marked with lines and numbers in feet. Scale 1:20,000

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1 map ; 37 x 28 cm.

Creation Information

United States Coast Survey 1853.

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This map is part of the collection entitled: Star of the Republic Museum Objects and was provided by Star of the Republic Museum to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 270 times . More information about this map can be viewed below.

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  • Stellwagen, H. S. "By the Hydrographic Party under the command of Lieut. H. S. Stellwagen U. S. N. Assist."
  • McClery, M. J. "Red'd. Dr'ng. by M. J. Mc. Clery Asst."

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Star of the Republic Museum

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Description

Navigation chart for Aransas Pass, between Mustang Island and San Jose Island. There are sailing directions and notes in the upper-left corner of the map. The physical features are outlined and shaded (relief shown by soundings and contours). Depths are marked with lines and numbers in feet.

Scale 1:20,000

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1 map ; 37 x 28 cm.

Notes

Above title: (Sketch I No. 5).
In upper left margin: No. 41.

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Star of the Republic Museum Objects

The Star of the Republic Museum Objects Collection is presented by the Star of the Republic Museum and is comprised of thousands of museum artifacts. The museum, which is located in Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site, has an impressive variety of items that include furniture, clothing, buttons, farm implements, china, trade tokens, arrowheads, cooking utensils, and looms.

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Reconnaissance of Aransas Pass, Texas (Map)

Reconnaissance of Aransas Pass, Texas

This map is a nautical chart showing the hydrography of the area in Texas around the Aransas Pass. The physical features are outlined and shaded in color (relief shown by soundings and contours). Depths are marked with lines and numbers in feet. Text in the upper left corner is labeled "Sailing Directions" and "Note"; the text gives explanatory details regarding the markings and measurements on the map. Scale 1:20,000.

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  • 1853

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  • Jan. 18, 2008, 1:25 a.m.

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  • June 16, 2015, 7:03 p.m.

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Citations, Rights, Re-Use

United States Coast Survey. Reconnaissance of Aransas Pass, Texas, map, 1853; [Washington D. C.]. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth30999/: accessed December 9, 2016), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Star of the Republic Museum.