Admiralty charts of the Bahamas

By Various, 1830 

[Admiralty charts of the Bahamas] Pelican and Little Harbours; Whale Cay and Green Turtle Cay Anchorages; Man of War Cay Anchorage; Royal and Egg Islands, Royal Island Harbour.

America South America
  • Author: Various
  • Publication place: London
  • Publication date: 1830–31.
  • Physical description: Engraved charts.
  • Inventory reference: 11618


Four rare Admiralty charts of the Bahamas.

The surveys for these charts was carried out by Admiralty surveyor Anthony de Mayne (fl.1815–28), aboard HMS Landrail. He would later become Master of H.M.S. Kangaroo, a survey brig purchased in 1818 in the West Indies. Re-rigged as a ship in 1823 and wrecked off Cuba in 1828. De Mayne was court-martialed for the loss the ship, but was later restored to his post. He was evidently well respected as Captain William Steetz in Instruction Nautique sur Les Passages a L’Ile de Cuba et au Golfe du Mexique…’, 1825, singles him out for particular praise.

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.

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