Nantucket Harbor Massachusetts. U. S. COAST, GEODETIC SURVEY.
An Elegant, Working Harbor Chart of Nantucket
[Washington, D. C., 1913]

Nantucket Harbor Massachusetts.

29 ½ x 24 ¾ inches. Some wrinkling at edges, else excellent.

An unusually well-preserved example on thick paper of this scarce, separately published chart of Nantucket Harbor. On it, both the topography of the coastline and layout of the town are shown in granular detail.

All manner of navigational data is found on the chart, including the light at Brant Point. There are detailed soundings all along the line of the dredged channel to the harbor, and the buoys marking the channel’s entrance and passage are clearly shown. The quality of the work and the durability of the thick paper show that this was a tool meant for use as a working chart, though this nearly immaculate example clearly never went to sea.


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