An exceptional example of the 1873 U.S. Coast Survey's progress chart of the North Carolina and South Carolina. Covers from Cape Henry, Virginia, south past the Pamplico Sound and Cape Hatteras, to Cape Fear. It was here, looking over the Pamplico Sound, that Giovanni de Verrazano proudly and foolishly declared that he had discovered a route to the Pacific. Shows triangulation points throughout the regions as well as all major islands, rivers, and inlets. Lighthouses, ports, cities, beaches, and other sites noted. Prepared under the supervision of A. D. Bache and Benjamin Peirce for the 1873 Superintendent's Report .