Available in 3 sizes; - 30" x 23.5" (large) $38.00 - 23.5" x 18.5" (medium) $30.00 - 19" x 15" (small) $23.00
Title: Preliminary Chart of Gloucester Harbor, Massachusetts Artist/Publisher: U.S. Coast Survey, A. D. Bache, Supdt. Date: 1854 Map Type: Fine Art Reproduction from Original Hand Colored Lithograph Size: 30" x 23.5" (full margins) Original Print Size: 16" x 12.5" (image); 19" x 15" (full margins) Description: The U.S. Coast Survey, a federal agency was founded in the early 1800's. Ferdinand Hassler was the first Superintendent of the Coast Survey (1816 - 1818 & 1832 - 1843). At the helm he instilled two key principals, accuracy and precision. Alexander Dallas Bache, Benjamin Framklin's great grandson, became Superintendent in 1843 after Hassler's death. The Coast Survey prospered under Bache's leadership, becoming one of the first great science organizations of the US Government. A. D. Bache presided over the early establishment of the American Assoc. for the Advancement of Science. He was also the founder of the National Academy of Science. U.S. Coast Survey charts like this one of Gloucester MA, were created and issued for navigation and contained all navigational information necessary for ship travel on coastal waters.
Fine art Giclee reproduction print of a vintage map is produced on heavy weight, matte finish, 100% cotton rag archival paper using the finest pigment inks offering excellent color and light fastness ratings of up to 100 years. Our maps are digitally retouched as needed but maintain the original age toning and antique nature that makes them wonderful decorative art as well as historical references. Our maps are enlarge and reduce from the original size, we make every attempt not to distort or resize the image, therefore most prints are not exact standard sizes. We do enlarge the margins on many of the atlas maps to make matting and framing easier. Larger sizes shipped rolled in tube.