Reconnaissance of Aransas Pass, Texas

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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.

Physical Description

1 map : hand col. ; 31 x 22 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 277 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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Description

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.

Physical Description

1 map : hand col. ; 31 x 22 cm.

Notes

Above title: (Sketch I No. 5).
In upper left margin: No. 41.
From the Virginia Garrett Cartographic Collections.

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  • Call Number: 127/18 00639
  • Accession or Local Control No: UTA_824442
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metapth50399

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Map Collections from the University of Texas at Arlington

This map collection from the University of Texas at Arlington features more than 5,000 maps that document the greater Southwest. The collection includes maps dating from 1493 to the present and features noted cartographers.

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Reconnaissance of Aransas Pass, Texas

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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  • 1853

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  • Oct. 11, 2009, 12:06 a.m.

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  • June 12, 2015, 8:41 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/metapth50399/: accessed September 30, 2016), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting University of Texas at Arlington Library.