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Coast and Geodetic Survey Maps: Browse by Chart Number

Coast survey maps can be identified by name and number. Charts with the same number cover the same geographic area; however, some earlier maps on this site pre-date the standardization of a numbering system.

To learn more about the numbering of coast survey charts, see the book Shore and Sea Boundaries (U.S. Department of Commerce, 1962 and 1964). This book discusses the differences between reconnaissance charts, sketches, and preliminary charts (vol. 2, pt. 2, chapter 1, p. 83), and contains a chart of numbering systems (vol. 2, pt. 2, chapter 1, p. 90). Shore and Sea Boundaries is available online through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration at
http://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/hsd/shalowitz.html.

Click on a year in the chart below to see the accompanying map.



Number Title
D (see also 17, 25) Section IV (Sketch)
  1849
  1852
  1854
D 3 Reconnoissance of Hatteras Inlet (sketch)
  1850
  1850 v.2
D 5 Beaufort Harbor (sketch)
  1850
D 6 Cape Fear River and Frying Pan Shoals (sketch)
  1851
1 Harbor Island Bar entrance into Core Sound
  1838
2 Drum Shoal in Core Sound
  1838
3 Piney Point Shoal in Core Sound
  1838
4 Bells Point Shoal in Core Sound
  1838
5 From Cape Henry to Cape Lookout
  1867
  1885
11 (see also 141) Albemarle Sound, western part
  1857
  1858
  1860
12 (see also 406) North Landing River (preliminary chart)
  1861
14 Sea Coast of North Carolina (preliminary chart)
  1856
16 (see also 424) Lower part of Cape Fear River (preliminary chart)
  1855
17 Section IV, 1845 to 1853 (sketch)
  1853
18 Sections IV and V (sketch)
  1853
22 Wimble Shoals
  1854
25 Section IV, 1845-1857 (sketch)
  1857
29 Beaufort Harbor (preliminary chart)
  1857
30 Beaufort Harbor (comparative chart)
  1857
48 Cape Fear and approaches
  1863
137 From Cape Henry to Currituck Beach
  1878
  1892
  1899
  1906
  1913
  1916
138 From Currituck Beach to Oregon Inlet
  1879
  1891
  1894
139 From Oregon Inlet to Cape Hatteras
  1881
  1884
  1892
  1902
140 Albemarle Sound, eastern part
  1889
  1892
  1895
  1910
141 (see also 11) Albemarle Sound, western part
  1877
  1911
142 Pamlico Sound, eastern sheet
  1883
  1899
  1911
143 Pamlico Sound, western sheet
  1907
144(1) Pamlico River
  1881
  1884
144(2) Neuse River
  1878
  1884
  1912
145 Cape Hatteras to Ocracoke Inlet
  1894
  1902
  1907
  1910
146 Ocracoke Inlet to Beaufort, including Core Sound
  1890
  1900
  1902
  1907
  1910
147 Core Sound to Bogue Inlet, including Cape Lookout
  1888
  1888
  1900
  1902
  1907
  1910
  1913
  1915
148 Bogue Inlet to Old Topsail Inlet
  1889
  1902
149 Old Topsail Inlet to Cape Fear
  1889
  1897
  1900
  1902
  1909
150 Masonboro Inlet to Shallotte Inlet, including Cape Fear
  1888
  1897
  1902
  1905
  1913 June
  1913 Oct
151 Little River Inlet and Part of Long Bay
  1902
406 (see also 12) North Landing River (head of Currituck Sound) Virginia & N. Carolina
  1882
409 Mouths of Roanoke River
  1902
418 Ocracoke Inlet
  1945
419 Ocracoke Inlet and Part of Core Sound
  1946
420 Beaufort Harbor
  1888
  1889
  1900
  1907
  1910
  1911
  1915
  1916
  1944
  1947
421 Core Sound and Straits
  1943
422 New River Inlet
  1888
424 (see also 16) Cape Fear River, from entrance to Reeves Point
  1866
  1887
  1888
  1897
  1900
  1910
  1912
  1914
  1915
  1917
  1921
  1944
425 Cape Fear River, from Reeves Point to Wilmington
  1888 (preliminary chart)
  1888
  1893
  1897
  1899
  1899 with updates to 1901
  1944
426 Cape Fear River, Cape Fear to Wilmington
  1974
537 Pamlico River
  1914
  1915
538 Neuse River and upper part of Bay River
  1915
1228 Albemarle Sound
  1913
  1918
  1919
1229 Currituck Beach to New Inlet
  1923
1231 Pamlico Sound, western part
  1914
  1915
  1918
1232 Cape Hatteras, Wimble Shoals to Ocracoke Inlet
  1918
  1920
  1928
1233 Portsmouth Island to Beaufort, including Cape Lookout Shoals
  1915
  1916
1234 Cape Lookout to New River
  1917