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Bache, Alexander Dallas (1806-1867) Galveston entrance, Texas, from a trigonometrical survey under the direction of A.D. Bache superintendant of the survery of the coast of the United States

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02941 Author/Creator: Bache, Alexander Dallas (1806-1867) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Map Date: 1853 Pagination: 1 map. ; 40 x 47 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02941 Author/Creator: Bache, Alexander Dallas (1806-1867) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Map Date: 1853 Pagination: 1 map. ; 40 x 47 cm.

Summary of Content: Map of the Galveston entrance in Texas from 1853. Sailing directions written on righthand side of document, including information about tides. Harbor shown is the Gulf of Mexico. Includes compass. Scale noted on bottom. Triangulation by R.H. Fauntleroy and J.S. WIlliams. Topopgraphy by J.M. Wampler. Hydrography by "the parties under the command of T.A. Craven & A.S. Baldwin."

Background Information:

People: Bache, Alexander Dallas, 1806-1867

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: TexasAmerican WestWestward ExpansionSurveyingNavigationNaval

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