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Nice example of this detailed chart of thea area around Cape Fear, North Carolina, first published by the US Coast Survey in 1866 and here revised with improvements to 1884 and updates to navigational aids up to 1887.

Includes a large inset of Frying Pan Shoals.

The chart provides a highly detailed treatment of the area around the mouth of Cape Fear River, extending from Oak Island and Bald Head Island in the south and the area of today's Zeke's Island Reserve.  The chart provides exceptional detail for sailing, including navigational details, light houses, buoys, sailing directions, etc.

Includes a list of sources for the compiliation of the chart.


While the preliminary chart from 1857 appears occasionally on the market, the 1866 and later states were separately published and are quite rare.


Condition Description
Blue Backed Chart. Minor chipping in the top margin and minor soiling.