Galveston Entrance, Texas

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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 ... continued below

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1 map ; 34 x 42 cm.

Creation Information

United States Coast Survey 1853.

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This map is part of the collection entitled: Map Collections from the University of Texas at Arlington and was provided by University of Texas at Arlington Library to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 185 times . More information about this map can be viewed below.

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  • Craven, T. A. "Hydrography by the parties under the command of T.A. Craven & A.S. Baldwin, Lieuts. U.S. Navy"
  • Baldwin, A. S. "Hydrography by the parties under the command of T.A. Craven & A.S. Baldwin, Lieuts. U.S. Navy"
  • Fornaro, A. "Red'd. Dr'ng. by A. Fornaro & A. Balbach"
  • Balbach, A. "Red'd. Dr'ng. by A. Fornaro & A. Balbach"

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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.

Physical Description

1 map ; 34 x 42 cm.

Notes

Above title: (Sketch I No. 3).
In upper left margin: No. 39.
From the Virginia Garrett Cartographic Collections.

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Map Collections from the University of Texas at Arlington

Funded by a National Endowment for the Humanities "We the People" grant, this collection showcases maps from the Gulf Coast region and the greater Southwest.

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  • 1853

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  • 1848 - 1853

Added to The The Portal to Texas History

  • Oct. 11, 2009, 12:06 a.m.

Description Last Updated

  • June 15, 2015, 6:19 p.m.

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United States Coast Survey. Galveston Entrance, Texas, map, 1853; [Washington D.C.]. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50242/: accessed December 14, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting University of Texas at Arlington Library.