ALL ITEMS: 'Maury--Matthew-Fontaine


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2494Matthew Maury's 3rd edition chart of whale sightings.DetailsMaury, Matthew Fontaine1956
Maury's Whale Chart 3rd. Ed
Maury, Matthew Fontaine
1956
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$0.00Maury--Matthew-FontaineMaury-s-Whale-Chart-3rd--EdSOLD <br></br> Rare thematic chart of reported whale sightings by geographic area, whale species, and relative number of sightings. <br></br> Third issue (of four). Hydrographic Office of the US in the mid 20th century. Upper top left position with logo of eagle clutching items in claws surrounded by text: "Hydrographic Office U.S. Navy". Top right position is blank. Bottom right position reads "Price 20 cents / H.O. Miscel. No. 8514" Mid-20th-century electrotype on wove paper. This instance of Maury's whale chart carries a blue ink over-stamp from the U.S. Naval Supply Depot at Scotia, NY. "Corrected through Notice to Mariners No. 25 June 23, '56" that is- 1956.
6811Matthew Maury's third edition chart of whale sightings.DetailsMaury, Matthew Fontaine1956
Matthew Maury's Whale Chart Third Ed
Maury, Matthew Fontaine
1956
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$3,500.00Maury--Matthew-FontaineMatthew-Maury-s-Whale-Chart-Third-EdRare world-wide thematic chart of reported whale sightings by Matthew Fontaine Maury. Provides data on whale sightings by season, geographic area, whale species, and relative frequency. First published in 1851 but this 3rd edition printed in 1956. This map is an important contribution in the history of the visual display of quantitative information. <br><br> Maury's Whale Chart provided valuable information about the migratory patterns of various whale species based on data collected from whalers and merchant ships and depicted the seasonal movements of different whale species in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. It included information about the regions where whales were most commonly found during specific times of the year, helping whalers optimize their efforts and increase their chances of successful hunts. <br><br> It is important to note that the Whale Chart was a product of its time and was created with the intent of aiding the whaling industry. Today, such practices would be considered ecologically unsustainable, and the conservation of whale species is a priority. Modern research and understanding of marine ecosystems have led to the establishment of international regulations protecting whales from excessive hunting and ensuring their conservation. <br><br> Third issue (of five). Published by Hydrographic Office of the US in the mid 20th century. Upper top left position with logo of eagle clutching items in claws surrounded by text: "Hydrographic Office U.S. Navy". Top right position is blank. Bottom right position reads "Price 20 cents / H.O. Miscel. No. 8514" Mid-20th-century electrotype on wove paper. Bottom margin with a purple hand stamp bearing a manuscript ink date of 1959.
4935Matthew Maury's scarce thematic chart of whale sightings.DetailsMaury, Matthew Fontaine1960
Maury's Whale Chart 4th Edition
Maury, Matthew Fontaine
1960
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$0.00Maury--Matthew-FontaineMaury-s-Whale-Chart-4th-EditionSOLD <br></br> Rare thematic chart of reported whale sightings by geographic area, whale species, and relative number of sightings. An early example of the graphical display of quantitative information for decision making. <br></br> Matthew Maury's Whale Chart, was first issued by the United States Bureau of Ordnance & Hydrography in 1851. This is the fourth (4th.) edition, from the United State Hydrographical Office in the 1960s. <br/></br/> Upper top left position with logo of eagle over an anchor surrounded by text: "United States Hydrographical Office". Top right position reads "Catalog: Introduction. Part 1.". Bottom right position reads "Price 50 cents / H.O. Miscel. No. 8514" Mid-20th-century electrotype on wove paper. This instance of Maury's whale chart carries two unknown blue ink accession hand stamps in the far bottom right margin: "June 23, 1969." and "Accession no. [in MS] 763." <br></br> Shows best whaling areas and migration patterns for sperm whales and right whales, as well as the most densely populated areas and areas of "Straggling" Sperm Whales and Right Whales.
5420Matthew Maury's scarce thematic chart of whale sightings (5th ed.)DetailsMaury, Matthew Fontaine1972
Maurys Whale Chart 5th Edition
Maury, Matthew Fontaine
1972
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$1,500.00Maury--Matthew-FontaineMaurys-Whale-Chart-5th-EditionScarce official U.S. thematic chart of reported whale sightings by geographic area, whale species, and relative number of sightings (5th ed. ca. 1972). An early example of the graphical display of quantitative information for decision making. The chart shows the best whaling areas and migration patterns for sperm whales and right whales, as well as the most densely populated areas of "Straggling" Sperm Whales and Right Whales." Chart # 5018. <br></br> Matthew Maury's Whale Chart, was first issued by the United States Bureau of Ordnance & Hydrography in 1851. This is the official U.S. fifth (5th.) edition, from the United States Defense Mapping Agency Hydrographic/Topographic Center in the 1970s. The DMA existed from 1972 through 1996. The first edition of Maury's Whale Chart is extremely rare on the market. Only one sale of Maury's chart is recorded in the Antique Map Price Record. <br/></br/> The last three editions of Maury's Whale Chart may be identified thus: <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li><b>Third Edition (1956)</b></br> Upper top left position with logo of eagle clutching items in claws surrounded by text: "Hydrographic Office U.S. Navy". Top right position is blank. Bottom right position reads "Price 20 cents / H.O. Miscel. No. 8514".</li> <li><b>Fourth edition (1960)</b></br> Upper top left position with logo of eagle over an anchor surrounded by text: "United States Hydrographical Office". Top right position reads "Catalog: Introduction. Part 1.". Bottom right position reads "Price 50 cents / H.O. Miscel. No. 8514" . </li> <li><b>Fifth edition (after 1972)</b></br> Upper top left with logo containing an eagle perched on a globe with text "Defense Mapping Agency". Top right position reads "Catalog P2V10". Bottom right reads "Lith of Wm. Endicott & Co. N. York | 5018 | DMA Stock Number | W0XZC5018.</li> </ul> </div>