FROM HONDEKLIP BAY TO PORT NATAL. 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.London, Published at the Admiralty 1867. Large corrections to 1879 , Small corrections to 1886. (39.5 inches x 26.5 inches). This edition with last correction date 1886 is genuinely over 130 years old and not. A recent copy or recent printing. As charts were frequently 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. The item "CAPE OF GOOD HOPE HONDEKLIP BAY TO PORT NATAL ANTIQUE ADMIRALTY CHART MAP 1867" is in sale since Friday, October 5, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Africa Maps". The seller is "14jak" and is located in Liverpool.
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