Admiralty charts of Haiti and the Dominican Republic

By Various authors, 1831 
£3,750
£3,000

Admiralty charts of Haiti and the Dominican Republic The Mole of Saint Nicholas; Plan of Gonaives Bay on the West Coast of St Domingo; Plan of the Bay of St Mark on the West Coast of St Domingo; Plan of Mancenille Bay on the North Coast of St Domingo; Bay and Harbour of Port au Prince, in the Island of Haiti; Puerto de Plata, on the North Coast of Haiti; Plan of the Harbour of Cape Francois, now generally called Cape Henry, in the Island of St Domingo; Plan of the Harbour of Lacui, on the North Coast of St Domingo; Plan of the Bay of Port Dauphin, on the North Coast of St Domingo; Plan of the Bays of Cayemites and Baradaires, on the North Coast of St Domingo; Plan of the Bay of Aquin on the South Coast of St Domingo; Plan of the Bay of Flamand on the South Coast of St Domingo; Plan of the Bay of Aux Cayes on the South Coast of St Domingo; A Survey of the Harbour of Jacquemel in the Island of St Domingo; Plan of the Bays of St Louis & Meste, on the South Coast of St Domingo.

America Caribbean
  • Author: Various authors
  • Publication place: London
  • Publisher: Hydrographical Office of the Admiralty
  • Publication date: 1821–1831.
  • Physical description: Fifteen engraved charts.
  • Inventory reference: 11662

Notes

Collection of rare Admiralty charts of Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

The survey of the island was carried out by Commander Richard Owen, aboard H.M.S. Blossom. The Blossom was a 18-gun Cormorant-class sloop-of-war. She was built in 1806 and is best known for the 1825–1828 expedition under Captain Beechey to the Pacific Ocean. She explored as far north as Point Barrow, Alaska, the furthest point into the Arctic any non-Inuit had been at the time. She was finally broken up in 1848.

John and Charles Walker, founding members of the Royal Geographic Society, were leading mapmakers and engravers working in London in the first half of the nineteenth century. They are known to have produced numerous charts for James Horsburgh and the Admiralty.