A New and Accurate Chart of the Bay of Chesapeake…
WOA: 55 7/8″
Smith borrowed heavily from Walter Hoxton’s 1735 “Mapp of the Bay of Chesepeack.” He copied sections of Hoxton verbatim while adding new and updated information elsewhere. Published in 1776, Smith’s chart was vital for the British and French Navies operating in the Chesapeake Bay during the American Revolution. Less than two years after it was printed in London it was copied by French Cartographers.
REFERENCES: Pritchard and Taliaferro, Degrees of Latitude, 48.