US Coast Surveys & Charts

1871 CAsco (slide) United States Coast Surveys are beautiful vintage charts, many of them hand-colored by Galeyrie owner, John R. Barrows. The United States Coast Survey was created by Congress in 1807 to conduct a “Survey of the Coast”. The idea began with Thomas Jefferson, and had similarities with the 1803-5 Corps of Discovery, Lewis and Clark Expedition in that each included surveys of various and diverse fields; geography, plant and animal inventories, and river systems among others. Not to be overlooked was the value to commerce of both endeavors. USCS Superintendents worked in fields as diverse as astronomy, cartography, meteorology, geodesy, geology, geophysics, hydrography, navigation, oceanography, exploration, pilotage, tides and topography. First Superintendent, Ferdinand Rudolph Hassler’s plan was to employ triangulation to establish the preliminary surveys. Galeyrie’s collection of earliest Coast Surveys show this triangulation. From 1843 to 1867, Alexander Bache was superintendent. He completed the mapping of the entire coast of the United States, followed by Benjamin Peirce. The surveys are very detailed maps whose starting points were the earlier triangulations. These surveys contain information not found on a modern chart – property lines of the coastal area, as well as geological deposits. One will also see archaic spelling of place names & discontinued roads. Galeyrie has many of the more detailed Coast Surveys, especially (but not limited to) the coast of Maine. Our inventory includes River Surveys, and Harbor Surveys which contain “Profiles” of the view coming into harbor, helping pilots to steer the correct course.

1831 Kennebec River Survey – J.K. Findlay and N.B. Bennett

Price: $79.95

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1834 Kennebec River “Road to Canada”

Price: $69.95

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1837 Survey-Kennebec River Maine

Price: $59.95

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1854 US Coastal Survey – Portsmouth Harbor

Price: $39.95

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1854 York River, Maine – United States Coastal Survey

Price: $29.95

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1861 Kennebec River, Maine – United States Coastal Survey

Price: $59.95

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1862 Kennebec and Sheepscot Rivers

Price: $69.95

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1862 Portland Harbor, Maine – United States Coastal Survey

Price: $59.95

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1863 Rockland, Maine – United States Coastal Survey

Price: $49.95

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1863 US Coastal Survey-Casco Bay Maine

Price: $69.95

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1866 US Coastal Survey – Portsmouth NH

Price: $39.95

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1870 Casco Bay, Maine – United States Coastal Survey

Price: $69.95

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1879 Moosabec Reach, Maine – United States Coastal Survey

Price: $49.95

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1881 Triangulation Coast of Maine

Price: $69.95

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1882 Penobscot Bay, Maine – United States Coastal Survey

Price: $69.95

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1910 East Penobscot Bay, Maine – United States Coastal Survey

Price: $69.95

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