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Coast of Texas from Sabine Pass Westward to High Island: Duffield 1896

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  • Title: Coast of Texas from Sabine Pass Westward to High Island
  • Author: W. W. Duffield
  • Date: 1896
  • Medium: Hand-colored engraving
  • Condition: Very Good Plus - age toning, wear along issued folds
  • Inches: 21 3/4 x 18 1/4 [Image]
  • Centimeters: 55.25 x 46.35 [Image]
  • Product ID: 308155

Coast Chart No. 203

Coast of Texas from Sabine Pass Westward to High Island

Scale 12 1/0000

Published Aug. 1896, W. W. Duffield, Superintendent

Verified: O. H. Tittmann, Assistant in charge of the Office

H.G.O. Colby Lieut. Comdr. U.S.N. Hydrographic Inspector

Map of the Texas coast spanning from High Island to Sabine Pass. Includes data regarding currents, tides, and geographic coordinates, as well as directions for sailors.

Under the leadership of A. D. Bache in the 1860s, the U.S. Coast Survey’s operations grew significantly, expanding from nine to seventeen states as it surveyed the Gulf and West Coasts. Bache ran meticulous studies relating to ocean currents, tides, and the earth’s magnetic field, endeavors which provided in-depth knowledge about U.S. coastal geography. Thanks to Bache, the Coast Survey evolved into an immense resource for the U.S. government and one of the foremost scientific institutions in the country leading up to the Civil War.