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The harbor of New Bedford
United States Coast Survey (Publisher)
Bache, A. D. (Alexander Dallas), 1806-1867 (Surveyor)
Eakin, C. M. (Constant M.) (Surveyor)
Whiting, Henry L. (Draftsman)
Blake, George S. (George Smith), 1803-1871 (Surveyor)
Mathiot, G. (Electrotyper)
Sherman & Smith (Engraver)

Maps of North America


United States (except New York)



Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1850
Place: Washington, D.C.
Publisher: United States Coast Survey
Library locations
Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division
Shelf locator: Map Div. 16-5202
Nautical charts -- Massachusetts -- New Bedford (Mass.)
Harbors -- Massachusetts -- New Bedford (Mass.)
Atlantic Coast (Mass.)
New Bedford (Mass.)
Nautical charts
Statement of responsibility: Founded upon a trigonometrical survey under the direction of Alexr. D. Bache, superintendent of the Survey of the Coast of the United States ; triangulation by C.M. Eakin, assistant ; topography by H.L. Whiting, assistant ; hydrography under the direction of G.S. Blake, lieut. comg., U.S. Navy. ; engraved by Sherman & Smith, New York ; drawn by H.L. Whiting, assistant.
Content: Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings and shading.
Content: Shows bottom types, buoys, and lighthouses.
Content: Includes notes, tide information, lighthouses and sailing directions.
Content: Also includes 5 topographical views: Outward view from Butler's Flat buoy, Clark's L.H. open to westward Round Hill -- Range of Clark's Pt. L.H. and house corner -- Range of Fort Pt. and Fairhaven wharf from Butler's Flat -- Range for entering East Channel 6 1/2 f. -- View of the west entrance of New Bedford Harbor in 4 1/2 fathoms last of ebb. on a mid line between Sand Spit and Dumpling Light.
Date: "Published in 1846. Republished in 1850."
Statement of responsibility: "Electrotype copy no. 6 by G. Mathiot, U.S.C.S." -- top right margin.
Funding: Mapping the Nation (NEH grant, 2015-2018)
Physical Description
Extent: 1 map ; 43 x 34 cm, on sheet 54 x 43 cm
Type of Resource
RLIN/OCLC: 958825994
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20645029
Other local Identifier: US094.2.03
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 5ab48c90-6bd4-0134-c01e-00505686a51c
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1850: Issued
  • 2017: Digitized
  • 2023: Found by you!
  • 2024

MLA Format

Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division, The New York Public Library. "The harbor of New Bedford" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1850. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/5ab48c90-6bd4-0134-c01e-00505686a51c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division, The New York Public Library. "The harbor of New Bedford" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed February 3, 2023. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/5ab48c90-6bd4-0134-c01e-00505686a51c

APA Format

Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division, The New York Public Library. (1850). The harbor of New Bedford Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/5ab48c90-6bd4-0134-c01e-00505686a51c

Wikipedia Citation

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The harbor of New Bedford