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The United States Office of the Coast Survey began in 1807, when Thomas Jefferson founded the Survey of the Coast. However, the fledgling office was plagued by the War of 1812 and disagreements over whether it should be civilian or military controlled. The entity was re-founded in 1832 with Ferdinand Rudolph Hassler as its superintendent. Although a civilian agency, many military officers served the office; army officers tended to perform the topographic surveys, while naval officers conducted the hydrographic work.

The Survey’s history was greatly affected by larger events in American history. During the Civil War, while the agency was lead by Alexander Dallas Bache (Benjamin Franklin’s grandson), the Survey provided the Union army with charts. Survey personnel accompanied blockading squadrons in the field, making new charts in the process.

After the Civil War, as the country was settled, the Coast Survey sent parties to make new maps, employing scientists and naturalists like John Muir and Louis Agassiz in the process. By 1926, the Survey expanded their purview further to include aeronautical charts. During the Great Depression, the Coast Survey employed over 10,000 people and in the Second World War the office oversaw the production of 100 million maps for the Allies. Since 1970, the Coastal and Geodetic Survey has formed part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and it is still producing navigational products and services today.

Place/Date:
Washington, D.C. / 1875 (1884)
Size:
39 x 31.25 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
90722
Place/Date:
Washington, D.C. / 1877
Size:
29.25 x 38.25 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
101364
Place/Date:
n.p. (Washington, D.C.) / 1880 (printed 1888)
Size:
41 x 32.25 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
90703
Place/Date:
Washington, D.C. / 1880 (printed 1893)
Size:
22.5 x 15.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
91990
Place/Date:
Washington, D.C. / 1882 circa
Size:
25 x 38.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
101360
Place/Date:
Washignton, D.C. / 1887
Size:
29.8 x 38.5 inches
Condition:
Good
Stock#:
101365
Place/Date:
Washington, D.C. / 1891 (1915)
Size:
25 x 29 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
79277
Place/Date:
/ 1891
Size:
20 x 16.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
89562
Place/Date:
Washington, D.C. / 1912
Size:
35 x 26 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
72752
Place/Date:
Washington, D.C. / 1913
Size:
38.5 x 28 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
79278
Place/Date:
Washington, D.C. / 1914 (1915)
Size:
31 x 23.75 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
79290
Place/Date:
Washington, D.C. / 1915
Size:
26 x 17 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
79297
Place/Date:
Washington D.C. / 1921 (1925)
Size:
33.5 x 39 inches
Condition:
Good
Stock#:
69625
Place/Date:
Washington D.C. / 1932 (1948)
Size:
30.25 x 43.25 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
55718
Place/Date:
Manila (but Washington, D.C.) / 1940 (1945)
Size:
35.5 x 31.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
68859
Place/Date:
Washington D.C. / 1941
Size:
43 x 34 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
51313
Place/Date:
Washington, D. C. / 1943 January 21
Size:
44 x 23 inches
Condition:
Good
Stock#:
68648
Place/Date:
Washington, D.C. / 1943
Size:
47 x 20.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
95104
Place/Date:
Washington, D.C. / 1943
Size:
46 x 32 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
95102
Place/Date:
Washington / 1944
Size:
47 x 20.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
55379
Place/Date:
Washington / 1944
Size:
47 x 20.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
55403
Place/Date:
Washington / 1944
Size:
43 x 20.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
56071
Place/Date:
Washington / 1944
Size:
47 x 20.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
58199
Place/Date:
Washington / 1944
Size:
47 x 20.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
58242
Place/Date:
Washington / 1944
Size:
47 x 20.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
97173
Place/Date:
Washington D.C. / 1944
Size:
46.8 x 20.2 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
98748
Place/Date:
Washington / 1945
Size:
43 x 20.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
58345
Place/Date:
Washington, D.C. / 1945
Size:
47 x 20.25 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
81355
Place/Date:
Washington / 1945
Size:
24.5 x 49.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
95759
Place/Date:
Washington D.C. / 1945
Size:
28 x 20.5 inches
Condition:
Good
Stock#:
97680
Place/Date:
Washington D.C. / 1945
Size:
28 x 20.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
97681
Place/Date:
Washington / 1947 (1948)
Size:
28 x 21 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
70976
Place/Date:
Washington, D.C. / 1951
Size:
28 x 21.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
97067

Archived

Place/Date:
Washintgon / 1854 *1878 ca)
Size:
12.5 x 12 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
57574
Place/Date:
Washington, DC / 1866 (1908)
Size:
37.5 x 27.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
54453
Place/Date:
Washington D.C. / 1866
Size:
16.3 x 17.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
68112
Place/Date:
Washington, DC / 1872 (1905)
Size:
39 x 32.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
34527
Place/Date:
Washington, D.C. / 1882 circa
Size:
38.5 x 28 inches
Condition:
Good
Stock#:
59744
Place/Date:
Washington D.C. / 1883
Size:
29 x 23 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
48680
Place/Date:
Washington, D.C. / 1884
Size:
41 x 32.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
32343mb
Place/Date:
Washington, D.C. / 1885
Size:
38 x 25 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
90698
Place/Date:
Washington, D.C. / 1887
Size:
27 x 35.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
51033
Place/Date:
Washington, D.C. / 1887
Size:
25.5 x 31 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
90691
Place/Date:
Washington / 1888
Size:
44 x 36 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
23018
Place/Date:
Washington, D.C. / 1890
Size:
38 x 31 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
90720
Place/Date:
Washington, D.C. / 1891
Size:
19.5 x 29 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
61167
Place/Date:
Washington / 1893
Size:
37 x 27 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
22100
Place/Date:
Washington / 1895 circa
Size:
37 x 26.5 inches
Condition:
Good
Stock#:
41567
Place/Date:
Washington / 1895
Size:
23.5 x 36 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
59763
Place/Date:
Washington, D.C. / 1899
Size:
14.5 x 12 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
44110
Place/Date:
Washington, D.C. / 1901
Size:
25 x 40.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
62348
Place/Date:
Washington, DC / 1902
Size:
49.5 x 27.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
53928
Place/Date:
Washington / 1903
Size:
38.5 x 32.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
32087
Place/Date:
Washington / 1907
Size:
34 x 26.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
21206
Place/Date:
Washington, D.C. / 1911
Size:
25 x 29 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
69607
Place/Date:
Washington, D.C. / 1914
Size:
38 x 28.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
79266
Place/Date:
Washington, D.C. / 1919 circa
Size:
42 x 33.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
49382
Place/Date:
Washington / 1924 circa
Size:
25.5 x 38 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
69339
Place/Date:
Washington D.C. / 1932
Size:
31 x 37 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
57608
Place/Date:
Washington, D.C. / 1937 (1950)
Size:
32 x 40 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
58530
Place/Date:
Washington, D.C. / 1939 (1942)
Size:
28 x 22 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
59577
Place/Date:
Washington, D.C. / 1941 (updates to 1945)
Size:
44 x 30 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
66439
Place/Date:
Washington / 1942
Size:
27 x 42 inches
Condition:
Good
Stock#:
68496
Place/Date:
Washington D.C. ? / 1942
Size:
31.75 x 34 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
80835
Place/Date:
Washington D.C. / 1942
Size:
31.75 x 34 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
80836
Place/Date:
Washington / 1943
Size:
47.5 x 20.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
55415
Place/Date:
Washington / 1943
Size:
38.5 x 22 inches Including text
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
68612
Place/Date:
Washington / 1943
Size:
27 x 42 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
81354
Place/Date:
Washington, D.C. / 1943
Size:
16.5 x 17.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
83234