by M.F. Maury, A.M. Lieut. U.S. Navy, Superint'dt. of U.S.N. Observatory ; compiled from materials in the Bureau of Ordnance and Hydrography, Commodore Lewis Warrington ; drawn by P.M. Lardner Gibbon, U.S.N. ; tracks projected by Lieut. A.W. Johnson, U.S. Navy. Shows prevailing wind direction by month. Title, author statement, and first date of publication from sheet 5. Various eds. of some sheets with updated and additional information. Sheets 2-5 and 10-11 drawn by Lardner Gibbon. Sheets 7-8 drawn by B.S. Porter. Sheet 9 drawn by T.S. Fillebrown. Tracks projected on sheets 2-5 by A.W. Johnson; on sheet 6 by B.S. Porter, R. Aulick, and O.C. Badger. "Lith. of J. Bien, 180 Broadway N.Y."--Sheets 6 and 10, lower right margin. "Series A." Track chart, released as Series A a part of Maury's "Wind and current charts", series A-F. The track charts were designed to illustrate the routes sailed by numerous Navy and merchant vessels. Directions of currents encountered and the force and direction of winds were included for each track. For complete discussion, see "The wind and current chart series produced by Matthew Fontaine Maury," by Marc I. Pinsel, in Navigation : Journal of the Institute of Navigation, v. 28, no. 2 (Summer, 1981), p. 123-137. Complete in 10 sheets; sheets numbered 2 through 11. Sheets individually numbered, e.g.: No. 2. Series A (sheets 2-5 and 10-11) or Series A. No. 6 (sheets 6-9); Some sheets numbered in upper left margin, e.g.: 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59. Includes notes. Copy imperfect: All sheets fold lined, with some tears along fold-line. Sheet 4 discoloration throughout, mounted on cloth backing.