GENUINE ANTIQUE ADMIRALTY CHART. DELAGOA BAY TO CAPE GUARDAFUI. 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 597. London, Published at the Admiralty 1882. Admiralty Charts, engraved by Davies & Company. With horizontal folds as issued, measuring overall 123cm x 69cm. (48.5 inches x 27 inches). Genuine rare (could only find one other example – The National Archives) Victorian admiralty chart. This edition with last correction date 1892 is genuinely over 120 years old and not. A recent copy or recent printing. As charts were constantly 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. OFFERS CONSIDERED FOR A QUICK SALE. FREE POST WORLDWIDE – TRACKED. Track Page Views With. Auctiva’s FREE Counter. The item “AFRICA EAST COAST MOZAMBIQUE CHANNEL MADAGASCAR ANTIQUE ADMIRALTY CHART MAP 1882″ is in sale since Friday, October 12, 2018. 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.
- Type: Admiralty Chart
- Year: 1882
- Format: Sheet Map
- Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
- Country/Region: Madagascar