Reconnaissance of Sabine Pass

Description

This map is a nautical chart showing the hydrography of the area in Texas and Louisiana around the Sabine Pass. The physical features are marked to portray coastline conditions using nautical notations and color shading and outlines. Depths are shown by soundings and marked with lines and numbers in feet. Text in the lower left corner is labeled "Sailing Directions" and gives explanatory details regarding the markings and measurements on the map. It also notes that various measurements used for the map were taken between 1848 and 1852. Scale 1:40,000.

Physical Description

1 map : col. ; 27 x 21 cm.

Creation Information

United States Coast Survey 1853.

Context

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 70 times . More information about this map can be viewed below.

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  • Wilkinson, J. "By the Hydrographic Party under the command of Lieut. J. Wilkinson U.S.N. Assistant"
  • Hooe, B. "Red'd. Dr'ng. by B. Hooe."

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Description

This map is a nautical chart showing the hydrography of the area in Texas and Louisiana around the Sabine Pass. The physical features are marked to portray coastline conditions using nautical notations and color shading and outlines. Depths are shown by soundings and marked with lines and numbers in feet.

Text in the lower left corner is labeled "Sailing Directions" and gives explanatory details regarding the markings and measurements on the map. It also notes that various measurements used for the map were taken between 1848 and 1852.

Scale 1:40,000.

Physical Description

1 map : col. ; 27 x 21 cm.

Notes

Above title: (I No. 2).
In upper left margin: No. 38
From the Virginia Garrett Cartographic Collections.

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  • Is a version of 125/12 00092, UTA_879195

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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See Also: : Is a version of 125/12 00092, UTA_879195

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Creation Date

  • 1853

Covered Time Period

Start & End Dates

  • 1848 - 1853

Added to The The Portal to Texas History

  • Oct. 11, 2009, 12:06 a.m.

Description Last Updated

  • June 12, 2015, 8:43 p.m.

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United States Coast Survey. Reconnaissance of Sabine Pass, map, 1853; [Washington D.C.]. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth50396/: accessed December 15, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting University of Texas at Arlington Library.