A CHART OF THE COAST OF AMERICA, FROM NEW YORK AND PHILADELPHIA, TO THE STRAIT OR GULF OF FLORIDA, AND FROM THENCE TO THE MISSISSIPPI. A NEW EDITION, CORRECTED & IMPROVED BY J. W. NORRIE, HYDROGRAPHER, &C. 1837.

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John Norie


A Chart of the Coast of America, from New York and Philadelphia, to the Strait or Gulf of Florida, and from thence to the Mississippi. A New Edition, Corrected & Improved By J. W. Norrie, Hydrographer, &c. 1837.

Engraving, 1837 (1856).
Paper size 32 x 108"
A small area of image and paper loss on left edge. Generally good condition for a rolled sea chart of the period. Original hand coloring on lighthouses.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 34920
Price: $7,500.00
Publisher : Published by J. W. Norie & Co. at the Navigation Warehouse & Naval Academy, No. 157 Leadenhall Street.
A rare large-scale, multi-sheet blue-backed chart. This chart is unusually oriented with north oriented to the right. As noted in the title, it covers an area From New York southward to Florida and than westward to the mouth of the Mississippi River. On this chart are twelve inset maps of important harbors and a continuation of chart that covers an area from Charlotte Harbor to the entrance of the Mississippi River. Noted are shoals, tidal directions, the gulf steam, soundings, bottom textures and associated information useful to mariners are given. Many lighthouses and lightships are shown with each handcolored in red and yellow. John Norie (1772-1843) was a Hydrographer, chart publisher, teacher and writer of navigation. Norie started out as a draftsman for William Heather, later buying the business outright upon Heather's death in 1812. The Heather / Norie shop was located at 157 Lendenhall Street in London. It quickly became known as Naval Academy or Naval Warehouse The business was operated at that address for eighty-five years. A beautiful chart and fine example of period engraving. First issued in1837 - this example has updates to1856. Maps