Preliminary Chart of San Luis Pass, Texas

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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 ... continued below

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1 map : col. ; 34 x 43 cm.

Creation Information

United States Coast Survey 1853.

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  • Stellwagen, H. S. "Hydrography by the Party under the command of H.S. Stellwagen, Lieutenant U.S. Navy"
  • Freyhold, E. "Red'd. Dr'ng. by E. Freyhold."

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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.

Physical Description

1 map : col. ; 34 x 43 cm.

Notes

In upper left corner: (Sketch I No. 4).
In upper left margin: No. 40.
From the Virginia Garrett Cartographic Collections.

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Map Collections from the University of Texas at Arlington

This map collection contains more than 5,000 maps. While containing maps of all parts of the world, it emphasizes the Gulf Coast region and the Greater Southwest. It includes maps dating from 1493 to the present and features noted cartographers. Funded by a National Endowment for the Humanities "We the People" grant.

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  • 1853

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  • 1851 - 1853

Added to The The Portal to Texas History

  • Oct. 11, 2009, 12:06 a.m.

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  • June 16, 2015, 7:02 p.m.

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United States Coast Survey. Preliminary Chart of San Luis Pass, Texas, map, 1853; [Washington D.C.]. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50241/: accessed May 27, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting University of Texas at Arlington Library.