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The Largest Sea Chart of the Gulf Coast Published During the Civil War

Highly detailed sea chart of the Gulf Coast, extending from Matagorda Bay in Texas to Apalachee Bay, published in New York by E. & G.W. Blunt.

Printed on 2 large sheets, Blunt's sea chart was the best map of the Gulf Coast available to mariners in the 1850s.

The chart includes a large inset map of the area around Mobile Bay and a second inset showing a continuation of the Texas Coastline. The following authorities are listed for this chart:

  • Major J.D. Graham
  • Commodore Edwin Ward Moore of the (Republic of) Texas Navy
  • JD Boylan

The charts are improved the the 1850s, but also include a large pastedown over the area centered on Isle Dernieres in Louisiana.

Blunt was the leading American chart maker during much of the 19th Century.


This pair of charts was published for several decades, but today, it is a relatively rare survival.

This is the second example we have offered in the past 25 years (2022), with the prior set corrected to circa 1864.

Condition Description
Two unjoined linen backed charts. Soiled and mis-creased, with some abrasions and minor loss.