This is an exceptional example of the 1851 U.S. Coast Survey's nautical chart or maritime map for New Jersey and the Delaware Bay. It covers the coast line from New York City south through New Jersey to Cape Henlopen, and from the Delaware Bay north, along the Delaware River, as far as Trenton. New York City, Atlantic City, and Philadelphia are identified. Triangulation points throughout the regions as well as all major islands, rivers, and inlets are also shown. Lighthouses, ports, cities, beaches, and other sites are noted. This map was compiled under the direction of A. D. Bache, Superintendent of the Survey of the Coast of the United States and one of the most influential American cartographers of the 19th century, and issued in the 1851 edition of the Superintendent's Report.