GENUINE VINTAGE ADMIRALTY CHART. Hydrographic charts or Admiralty charts are maps designed as aids to navigation at sea. They are produced by the British Admiralty. The Hydrographic Office, a sub-department of the British Admiralty, was established in 1795 and issued its first officially published Admiralty chart in November 1800. Admiralty charts show navigational hazards such as reefs and wrecks, and navigational aids such as lights, buoys and beacons. Nineteenth-century charts may show coastal elevations and topographic views, useful to identify landfalls and prominent fixing marks. They may also include details of coastal forts and other defenses. Admiralty charts are continually updated and corrected. These corrections were often made by amending the original engraved plate and issuing the chart as a new edition; in other cases the chart was completely re-drawn. DESCRIPTION/CONDITION: Chart Number 599. London, Published at the Admiralty 1896. Large corrections to 1916, Small corrections to 1924 with an additional 2 hand written corrections in red to 1928. Potter, Agent for the Sale of the Admiralty Charts. Large used navigational chart on heavy grade paper with centre fold, measuring overall 102cm x 70cm. (40 inches x 27.5inches). A rather unusual chart with lots of interesting land detail. Genuine vintage Admiralty chart. (rare, could not find another). This edition with last correction date 1928 is genuinely almost 90 years old and. A recent copy or recent printing as, you will find, most charts are. As charts were updated (corrected) older versions would be discarded, and it is a wonder that these older editions without the most recent corrections have survived to this day. This is just one of an extensive collection of antique and vintage Admiralty Charts I have been offering for sale over the past few years. If you have a particular chart in mind, send me a message, I just might have that chart you are looking for. OFFERS CONSIDERED FOR A QUICK SALE. Track Page Views With. Auctiva’s FREE Counter. The item “1829 WEST COAST OF AFRICA RIVER GAMBIA GENUINE VINTAGE ADMIRALTY CHART MAP” is in sale since Saturday, March 5, 2016. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Africa Maps”. The seller is “14jak” and is located in Liverpool. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Format: Sheet Map