SMITH, Anthony. A New and Accurate chart of the Chesapeake with all the Shoals, Channels, Islands...as far as the Navigable Part of the Rivers Patowmack, Patapsco and North-East. London: printed for Robert Sayer, .
Engraved chart of the Chesapeake and its tributary rivers, on 4 sheets made up into two sections each of 2 sheets, each section 500 x 1400mm. The map extends from Capes Henry and Charles on the Virginia coast up the rivers James, York, Rappanhock, Patowmack, and Chesapeake as far as James Town, Delaware, Nanzattco, Belhaven, and Baltimore. The title inset at upper right in a decorative cartouche, inset plan of Hering Bay, Maryland at lower right, the rivers with full rhumb-line configurations, numerous soundings, notes on obstructions, sandbanks and general navigation, as well as the principal towns and settlements along the rivers, double-rule border with graticule. (Occasional light spotting.)
A very large and comprehensive survey of the navigable reaches of the Chesapeake and its tributaries, drawn up at almost one inch to 3 miles, first published in Sayer's North American Pilot in 1777. This example is the second issue of this rare chart, Sayer using an earlier chart of 1735 by Walter Hoxton, and updating it with the most recent information supplied by Anthony Smith, a pilot at St Marys who would have been well acquainted with these waters.