Cuba — Cabanas Bay

By MAYNE, Anthony de, 1822 

Porto de Cavanas Surveyed by Anthony de Mayne R.N. in 1816.

America South America
  • Author: MAYNE, Anthony de
  • Publication place: London
  • Publisher: Capt Hurd RN Hydrographer to the Admiralty
  • Publication date: 21st Dec 1822.
  • Physical description: Engraved map
  • Dimensions: 285 by 190mm. (11.25 by 7.5 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 11634


Rare Admiralty chart of Cabanas Bay, Cuba.

The survey 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 Walker, founding member of the Royal Geographic Society, was a leading mapmaker and engraver working in London in the first half of the nineteenth century. He is known to have produced numerous charts for James Horsburgh and the Admiralty.