Definition

A map used for navigational and piloting purposes at sea. Earliest known use of charts were the portulani used in Mediterranean in 14th century. Charts of American waters the responsibility of the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

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Chart #12327
Image Id: 1222

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Vellum chart similar to 13th-century portolani
Image Id: 2117

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New York Harbor

External Links:

NOAA Histrical Map and Chart Project -- source for digital charts of American waters

Record ID: 119