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Long Island Sound - 19th Century Map

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The crew of the Peter G. Washington found some of the Amistad captives along the shore of Long Island sound, near Culloden Point.  This area, a small peninsula north of Montauk, is on the eastern side of Long Island.

This image depicts an eastern chart of Long Island Sound which was used during the 19th century.  It was created under the direction of F.R. Hassler and A.D. Bache. 

The complete chart set included three maps covering the western, middle and eastern part of Long Island Sound.  It was prepared on behalf of the U.S. Coast Survey, 1855). 

The original bears the stamp of "Michael Rupp & Co, Chronometer Makers." 

Click on the image for a much-better view.

 


Media Credits

Image of map, described above, included in P.J. Guthorn, United States Coastal Charts 1783-1861, at pages 65 (and following).  Image online, courtesy Library of Congress.  PD

 

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