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NOAA Photo Library Image - theb3772

A second attempt at a bathymetric map by Matthew Fontaine Maury. Published in "The Physical Geography of the Sea" with black and grey shading. Showed vast relatively shoal area in Mid-Atlantic which gave birth to the notion of a "Telegraphic Plateau". The shoal area was actually part of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge discovered by Otway Berryman in 1853.

Image ID: theb3772, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
Location: North Atlantic Ocean
Photo Date: 1855
Credit: NOAA Central Library

Category: Charting/Soundings/Bathymetry/Mechanical/

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