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A Chart of the Chesapeake and Delaware Bays.

  • ARTIST: Fielding Lucas, Jr.

  • PUBLISHER: Compiled and Published by Fielding Lucas Junr., Baltimore.

  • MEDIUM: Engraving,

    DATE: 1832 (corrected 1862).

  • EDITION SIZE: Two sheets joined, 40 1/4 x 28 1/2" (102.2 x 72.2 cm) plus margins.

  • DESCRIPTION: A scarce, large scale sea chart of the Chesapeake and Delaware Rivers by the noted Baltimore publisher, Fielding Lucas, one of America's first great map makers and the only chart published by him. <br><br> The chart shows inland navigation of the rivers as far north as Philadelphia and as far south as Suffolk, Virginia. The Maryland Historical Society notes "'Chart of the Chesapeake and Delaware Bays' is a prime product of Fielding Lucas' refined craftsmanship. The chart includes soundings, the location of shoals, light boats, and light houses, with short descriptions of the lights carried by the different boats. Two noteworthy features are the 'Tide Tables' for the Chesapeake and Delaware Bays and the series of views of Cape Henry, Smiths Point Light House, Windmill Point, and Cape Henlopen. These views appeared on Anthony De Mayne's 'Survey of the Chesapeake' of 1814. The chart includes three scale bars for use between 37 and 38 degrees and 39 and 40 degrees." <br><br> Engraved by John and William W. Warr, Philadelphia.


  • CONDITION: Good condition and color.

  • REFERENCE: Morrison & Hanson, 59; fig. 36; Guthorn, cover illustration; Schwartz &.Ehrenberg, 1980.